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July 24, 2019 | Dossiers

Cosmetics and Essential oils: the dossier pro

Complexes. This is the first word that comes to mind when we want to describe essential oils, whether it is their composition, their properties, their formulation in a cosmetic product, the regulations that govern them or their labelling… They are nonetheless increasingly present in personal care products… and generate much debate on both their interests and their safety. Often adorned with the status of “necessarily perfect since natural”, they also have their detractors who worry, in the name of their toxic or allergenic potential, about their “over-use”. This dossier brings together the essentials of what it is necessary to know and master in order to properly use and market products containing essential oils.

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CosmeticOBS dossier on essential oils
24 July 2019 Dossiers

Cosmetics and Essential oils: the dossier pro

Complexes. This is the first word that comes to mind when we want to describe essential oils, whether it is their composition, their properties, their formulation in a cosmetic product, the regulations that govern them or their labelling… They are nonetheless increasingly present in personal care products… and generate much ...

Dossier
06 June 2019 Dossiers

Endocrine disruptors: the dossier pro

Endocrine disruptors are substances likely to interact with the endocrine system, causing an impact on health, in particular the development of cancers or human reproductive disorders. They can be found in many everyday consumer goods, including cosmetics. They raise much concern and give rise to multiple reactions, both from the ...

Dossier
29 May 2019 Dossiers

Sun products: the dossier pro

If they are essential to protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays, whether on the beach in summer or in the mountain in winter, sun protection products are often criticized for their efficacy or questioned for their safety. There are regular debates over the allergenicity or toxicity ...

Cosmetic Claims CosmeticOBS' Dossier
24 April 2019 Dossiers

The regulation of cosmetic claims: the dossier pro

Since the entry into force in 2013 of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, cosmetic claims are under tension and are constantly being examined in the light of the Common Criteria with which they must comply in order to be used. Several of them, targeted as denigrating or even misleading, have been the subject of ...

Dossier Brexit
11 April 2019 Dossiers

Brexit: the dossier pro

On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom notified its intention to leave Europe, under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. From 30 March 2019, 00:00h (Central European Time), the date of Brexit, it will become a “third country”. The consequences (on regulatons, legal affaires, customs, organization…) are multiple and can have a significant impact on ...

Aluminium : the dossier
27 March 2019 Dossiers

Aluminium: the dossier pro

It has been the subject of controversy for years, it returns particularly to the forefront of controversial ingredients when it is present in cosmetics in the form of salt. Is aluminium dangerous when applied to the skin? Is it in danger of being more strictly regulated? What are the alternatives ...

Dossier
20 Feb. 2019 Dossiers

Nanomaterials: the dossier pro

They worry many consumers due to their possible toxicity for the human body. But manufacturers are also concerned, since they use them for their multiple cosmetic properties and constantly need to adapt to new regulatory requirements, often with insufficient means available. Definition(s), characterization, safety assessment and regulations, scientific studies ...

Eco-responsible cosmetics Dossier
08 Jan. 2019 Dossiers

Eco-responsible cosmetics: the dossier pro

Even if the problem of the end of the month sometimes outweighs that of the end of the world, consumer awareness of the issues raised by global warming, the depletion of our resources, pollution or contamination of our planet by toxic chemicals is only increasing. Preserving the environment may still ...

Practical DIP file
21 Oct. 2018 Dossiers

Product Information File : the dossier pro

On July 11, 2013, Regulation 1223/2009, known as the Cosmetics Regulation, completely replaced the former Directive that had governed cosmetic products since 1976. Recast of a text that had been subject to numerous amendments and technical adaptations over the years, this Regulation has not made any fundamental changes in the general principles ...

Dossier: Annex I to Regulation 1223/2009
19 Oct. 2018 Dossiers

Annex I to Regulation 1223/2009: the dossier pro

Annex I to Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, which regulates cosmetic products in Europe since 11 July 2013, is a fundamental section of the text. It describes the content of the CPSR, the Cosmetic Product Safety Report, which must be included in the Product Information File (PIF), with many obligations, particularly in terms of the ...

Natural and Organic Cosmetics Dossier
10 Oct. 2018 Dossiers

Natural and organic cosmetics: the dossier pro

It is a fact: the organic and natural cosmetics sector continues to generate as much interest and desire as polemics and controversies. For a long time (and perhaps still today) poorly defined, claiming to be based on various and multiple references, often misunderstood by consumers who nevertheless claim to be ...