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Jan. 20, 2020 | Ingredients news

Hebelys : new 'mature skin' ingredient from Greentech pro

Greentech Laboratories, in association with Deinove, are positioning themselves in the “ageing well” segment. Convinced that “positive ageing” is tomorrow’s trend, the teams of these two companies have developed an active ingredient for mature skin to restore the integrity of the dermis, limit cellular senescence but also help improve self-esteem.

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Hebelys : new 'mature skin' ingredient from Greentech
20 Jan. 2020 Ingredients news

Hebelys : new 'mature skin' ingredient from Greentech pro

Greentech Laboratories, in association with Deinove, are positioning themselves in the “ageing well” segment. Convinced that “positive ageing” is tomorrow’s trend, the teams of these two companies have developed an active ingredient for mature skin to restore the integrity of the dermis, limit cellular senescence but also help improve self-esteem.

Poly- and perfluoroalkylated substances in cosmetic products
20 Jan. 2020 Ingredients news

Risk assessment of poly- and perfluoroalkylated substances in cosmetic products pro

Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as fluoroalkyl, are an important group of substances used in a wide range of cosmetic products. Polyfluoroalkylated compounds are fluorinated compounds having one or more carbons in the carbon chain completely substituted by fluorine atoms. If all the carbons in the alkyl chain ...

Indigofera Tinctoria: the SCCS' Opinion
15 Jan. 2020 Ingredients news

Indigofera Tinctoria: the SCCS' Opinion pro

The SCCS has just published its Opinion on the safety of the hair dye ingredient Indigofera Tinctoria. It was adopted on 10 January 2020 by written procedure, and is open for comments until 13 March 2020.

Canada: Amendments to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist under consideration
15 Jan. 2020 Ingredients news

Canada: Amendments to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist under consideration pro

Health Canada has just released a “Notice to Stakeholders” relating to several proposed amendments to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. The purpose of this notice is to alert those selling cosmetics to possible updates and to invite them to provide safety information on the substances involved, which include several ingredients currently ...

IFRA publishes the 49th Amendment to its Standards
14 Jan. 2020 Ingredients news

IFRA publishes the 49th Amendment to its Standards pro

The long-awaited 49th Amendment to the IFRA Standards has just been published on 10 January 2020. It incorporates new data, new methods and new types of products, and IFRA describes these changes as “the biggest in many years”. 25 new Standards have been added, bringing the number of substances covered to 214. Around one hundred existing Standards ...

A Swiss Consumers' Federation is calling for a ban on three cosmetic ingredients
13 Jan. 2020 Ingredients news

A Swiss Consumers' Federation is calling for a ban on three cosmetic ingredients pro

In a press release made public on 7 January 2020, the FRC (French-speaking Consumers’ Federation) denounces the “timidity” of the Swiss Federal Council and demands, in the name of the “health risks to which the population is exposed”, the prohibition of three ingredients in targeted cosmetic products: phenoxyethanol in any product to be ...

Skin microbiome: Codif's favourite playground
13 Jan. 2020 Ingredients news

Skin microbiome: Codif's favourite playground pro

Initially a source of disgust, bacteria are now widely used by the scientific community, including in cosmetic research. For a few years now, ingredient supplier Codif has been trying to unravel the mysteries of the microbiome in order to offer innovative and long-lasting cosmetic solutions that are in affinity with ...

BASF is committed to eco-responsibility
08 Jan. 2020 Ingredients news

BASF is committed to eco-responsibility pro

Because the sustainability of raw materials is as important to consumers as the efficiency of finished products, manufacturers are increasingly concerned about the quality of their sourcing. In fact, suppliers are undertaking to formulate assets with a virtuous social and environmental impact. This is the case of BASF, which presented, ...

Two acrylates classified as
07 Jan. 2020 Ingredients news

Two acrylates classified as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" by the IARC pro

Volume 122 of the recently published IARC Monographs contains the results of the carcinogenicity assessment of six substances, including two acrylates that may be used in cosmetic products, Ethylhexyl Acrylate and Trimethylolpropane Triacrylate. Both have been classified in category 2B as possibly carcinogenic to humans.

French National Assembly votes to ban microplastics in cosmetics
06 Jan. 2020 Ingredients news

French National Assembly votes to ban microplastics in cosmetics pro

It was through an amendment (CD1857) to the law on the fight against waste and the circular economy that the ban on microplastics in rinse-off and leave-on cosmetic products was voted in the night of 19 December 2019. A ban with staggered dates of entry into force until 2027, the conditions of application of ...

The ANSES programme for 2020
06 Jan. 2020 Ingredients news

The ANSES programme for 2020 pro

At the end of 2019, ANSES (National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety) published its work programme for 2020, which sets the course for its action in all its areas of expertise: food, animal health and welfare, environmental health, plant health and protection, and occupational health. Although the word ...

European Commission public consultation on endocrine disruptors
24 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

European Commission public consultation on endocrine disruptors pro

European Union legislation on chemicals has been developed at different times and, in some cases, with different objectives. Different regulatory approaches have thus been adopted in different sectors and the European Commission is now asking whether its legal framework for endocrine disruptors is sufficiently coherent. It is therefore launching a ...

Cannabis seizes cosmetics
24 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

Cannabis seizes cosmetics pro

Recently, cannabis and its derivatives have found a prominent place in the cosmetics industry. This market represents $12 billion worldwide, according to Euromonitor, which sees “lucrative development prospects given the relaxation of regulations, particularly in the United States and Canada.”

Zinc Pyrithione: Opinion of the SCCS
23 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

Zinc Pyrithione: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its Opinion on the safety of the preservative and anti-dandruff agent Zinc Pyrithione in cosmetic products, on behalf of the European Commission following the classification of the substance as CMR 1B. It was adopted on 13 December 2019 by written procedure, and is open for comments until 24 February 2020.

S87, C183: Final Opinions of the SCCS
23 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

S87, C183: Final Opinions of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its final Opinions on the safety of UV-Filter Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate (S87) and hair dye ingredient Tetrabromophenol Blue (C183). They have been adopted by written procedure on 13 December 2019, after the end of the commenting period following thier initial publication, and the consideration of comments received by ...

AAK's responsible shea
23 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

AAK's responsible shea pro

Sustainability is a growing concern for the cosmetics industry. Among “sustainable” ingredients, there is shea butter, which is harvested in Africa and often chosen to be part of fair trade programmes. Laura Schlebes, product manager at AAK, came to the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit 2019 to highlight the qualities of this ingredient and ...

CCS Opinion on Aluminium: FEBEA's
18 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

CCS Opinion on Aluminium: FEBEA's "decoding"… and the forthcoming review of the BfR pro

Ten years of controversy over the safety of aluminium and its salts in cosmetic products may have just ended with the recent Opinion of the SCCS. Published in early December 2019, it defines safe maximum concentrations for the harmless use of these compounds in antiperspirants, toothpastes and lipsticks. This opinion, even ...

Identification of nanomaterials: the JRC recommends appropriate methods
18 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

Identification of nanomaterials: the JRC recommends appropriate methods pro

We know how difficult it is today for many cosmetic manufacturers or ingredient suppliers to define whether or not their raw material is a nanomaterial. And the control reports recently presented by the competent authorities clearly show the problems that can arise from the resulting labelling errors. It is in ...

The importance of monitoring the photodegradation of cosmetic active ingredients
17 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

The importance of monitoring the photodegradation of cosmetic active ingredients pro

The cosmetic product as a mixture or the active principle of a cosmetic can be easily modified in their compositions under the influence of environmental and/or intrinsic factors, which vary over time. Their instability and potential degradation are of great importance in the cosmetics industry because they can lead to ...

DPS Phenoxyethanol: the latest developments….. which will not remain the last!
16 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

DPS Phenoxyethanol: the latest developments….. which will not remain the last! pro

Since 2012, the battle has been raging between the ANSM on the one hand, the FEBEA, Cosmetics Europe and the SCCS on the other hand. Issue: the safety of phenoxyethanol in products intended for use on babies’ buttocks. The ANSM contests it (Recommendation and Health Police Decision in support), the SCCS ...

D4, D5, D6: ECHA Committees support the proposal for restriction in leave-on products
16 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

D4, D5, D6: ECHA Committees support the proposal for restriction in leave-on products pro

ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) has just announced that its two Committees, RAC and SEAC, support its proposal to restrict siloxanes D4, D5 and D6 to 0.1% as constituents of other substances or in mixtures. After the identical restriction already validated for D4 and D5 in rinse-off cosmetics, this measure, if it is completed, will therefore ...

SAS solubility: CSSC makes a corrigendum to its Opinion
16 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

SAS solubility: CSSC makes a corrigendum to its Opinion pro

The SCCS has just published a corrected version, dated December 6, 2019, of its Final Opinion on the solubility of SAS (Synthetic Amorphous Silica). The objective is to clarify the description of the solubility testing, which slightly modifies the final conclusion.

Silab's Lactobiotyl: a postbiotic active ingredient  for a preserved microbiota
11 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

Silab's Lactobiotyl: a postbiotic active ingredient for a preserved microbiota pro

Silab, an expert in skin biology and in the mastering of nature and biotechnologies, presents its new active ingredient: Lactobiotyl, a postbiotic concentrate for a preserved microbiota and a revived skin radiance. Of natural origin, it can restore hydration and luminosity to dry skin, improve the integrity and renewal of ...

Aluminium in cosmetic products: Opinion of the SCCS
10 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

Aluminium in cosmetic products: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its new Opinion on the safety of aluminium and its compounds in cosmetic products. It has been adopted during the plenary meeting of 30-31 October 2019, and is opened to comments until 17 Februaryy 2020.

Update of ECHA guidelines for the registration of substances in nanoform
10 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

Update of ECHA guidelines for the registration of substances in nanoform pro

From 1 January 2020, companies must provide additional information on nanomaterials on the EU/EEA market under the REACH Regulation. The new information requirements concern companies that manufacture or import nanoforms of substances that are subject to registration under REACH. ECHA has just updated two guidance documents with advice for companies preparing registration dossiers ...

Canada: Changes to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist
09 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

Canada: Changes to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist pro

Canada has just updated its Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist (Prohibited and Restricted), which is now available on Health Canada’s website. As announced, this revision covers four ingredients (Dihydrocoumarin, Thiurams, Sodium bromate and Thioglycolic acid and its salts) and introduces different conditions of use than those prevailing in Europe. However, the mandatory ...

Titanium dioxide: Europe's refusal to accept a revision of a classification project
09 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

Titanium dioxide: Europe's refusal to accept a revision of a classification project pro

On 4 October 2019, the European Commission adopted a Delegated Regulation providing for the classification of certain powders containing titanium dioxide as a category 2 carcinogen by inhalation. This project has been challenged by several WTO (World Trade Organization) member countries. Response from the European Union: Thank you all for your contributions, but all available ...

Launch of PEPPER, a platform to develop research on endocrine disruptors
09 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

Launch of PEPPER, a platform to develop research on endocrine disruptors pro

The professional associations France Chimie, the FEBEA and the Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie, in partnership with the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, announce the creation of PEPPER, a public-private platform designed to develop research on the identification of endocrine disruptors. As the first platform of ...

Which restrictions to expect for microplastics?
03 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

Which restrictions to expect for microplastics? pro

Very wide definition, very broad scope, very short transition periods… The proposal to restrict microplastics, published by ECHA in January 2019, could have a particularly heavy impact on the cosmetics sector. During the Cosmetic Valley Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress held in Chartres on November 6 and 7, 2019, Meglena Mihova, from the consulting firm EPPA, ...

Publication of the 2nd Regulation on CMRs
02 Dec. 2019 Ingredients news

Publication of the 2nd Regulation on CMRs pro

While their first start was a bit slow, the CMR Omnibus now looks like a moving train. Scheduled to arrive each year, in order to transcribe the recent harmonised classifications of substances into the Cosmetics Regulation, they are well on track. The second has just been published in the Official ...

Chartres Congress: the FEBEA Q&A - Ingredients Part
27 Nov. 2019 Ingredients news

Chartres Congress: the FEBEA Q&A - Ingredients Part pro

As every year, at the end of the Cosmetic Valley Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress held in Chartres on November 6 and 7, 2019, the entire FEBEA team answered the questions prepared by the delegates during the two days of the conference. A session punctuated by numerous questions about the use or future of cosmetic ...

Proposal for CMR2 classification for neem seed extracts
27 Nov. 2019 Ingredients news

Proposal for CMR2 classification for neem seed extracts pro

On 25 November 2019, ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) opened a public consultation on the German proposal for a harmonised classification of some margosa or neem seed extracts (Azadirachta indica) as Reprotoxic category 2 and Skin sensitizer category 1. The consultation is open until 24 January 2020.

EPS Seapur: Codif's new anti-blemish active ingredient
26 Nov. 2019 Ingredients news

EPS Seapur: Codif's new anti-blemish active ingredient pro

The onset of acne lesions does not only affect adolescents. One-third of women aged 25 to 40 report suffering from it. To overcome this problem, Codif has just released a “microbiote friendly” active ingredient. Unlike most ingredients that fight imperfections, this one is not abrasive, but works in synergy with the bacteria in the ...

Nanos (Gold, Platinum): Requests for Opinions to SCCS
25 Nov. 2019 Ingredients news

Nanos (Gold, Platinum): Requests for Opinions to SCCS pro

Following the mandatory notifications of the ingredients in the form of nanomaterials under the Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, the European Commission asked the SCCS to assess the safety of several substances, not yet reported as nanos. The requests were published on 22 November 2019 and cover substances containing platinum and gold.

IFRA: while waiting for the 49th amendment
20 Nov. 2019 Ingredients news

IFRA: while waiting for the 49th amendment pro

It is highly anticipated, and in many ways sometimes feared, because it can involve changes in fragrance formulations and certificates. The 49th amendment to the IFRA Code, with its 116 new or revised Standards, has been somewhat delayed, but is expected to be published by the end of 2019. During the Cosmetic Valley Perfumes ...

Nanomaterials: Version 2 of the catalogue
18 Nov. 2019 Ingredients news

Nanomaterials: Version 2 of the catalogue pro

Version 1, published in June 2017, clearly stated that “there may be some uncertainties regarding the status as nanomaterials of some notified substances”, since it was based on notifications made by the Responsible Persons on the CPNP, notifications whose quality was constantly stressed by the European authorities. This warning remains valid for ...

Report of the Advisory Group to Recommend Priorities for the IARC Monographs during 2020–2024
17 Nov. 2019 Ingredients news

Report of the Advisory Group to Recommend Priorities for the IARC Monographs during 2020–2024 pro

IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) has just released the Report of its Advisory Group to Recommend Priorities for the IARC Monographs during 2020–2024. In addition to lack of sleep and very hot drinks, these evaluation recommendations also include ingredients that can be used in cosmetic products such as UV ...

Dihydroxyacetone for hair colouring: Opinion of the SCCS
13 Nov. 2019 Ingredients news

Dihydroxyacetone for hair colouring: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has published its Opinion on the safety of Dihydroxyacetone as hair colouring ingredient. This Opinion has been adopted during the plenary meeting of 30-31 October 2019, and is opened to comments until 20 January 2020.

Hydroxypropyl p-Phenylenediamine (A165), Methylimidazoliumpropyl p-phenylenediamine HCl (A166): Final Opinions of the SCCS
13 Nov. 2019 Ingredients news

Hydroxypropyl p-Phenylenediamine (A165), Methylimidazoliumpropyl p-phenylenediamine HCl (A166): Final Opinions of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its final Opinions on the safety of hair dye ingredients, Hydroxypropyl p-phenylenediamine and its dihydrochloride salt (A165), as well of Methylimidazoliumpropyl p-phenylenediamine-HCL (A166). They have been adopted during the plenary meeting of 30-31 October 2019, after the end of the commenting period following thier initial publication, and the ...

HEPB: a new preservative is added in Annex V to the Cosmetics Regulation
12 Nov. 2019 Ingredients news

HEPB: a new preservative is added in Annex V to the Cosmetics Regulation pro

Regulation 2019/1858 of 6 November 2019, published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 7 November 2019, amends Annex V (Preservatives) of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 to add Hydroxyethoxyphenyl Butanone (HEPB). The provision is effective immediately (20 days after the publication of the text).

Three new coatings approved for nano titanium dioxide (UV-filter)
12 Nov. 2019 Ingredients news

Three new coatings approved for nano titanium dioxide (UV-filter) pro

Regulation 2019/1857 of 6 November 2019, published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 7 November 2019, amends Annex VI (UV-Filter) of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 to authorize three new coatings for titanium dioxide in its nano form. The provision is effective immediately (20 days after the publication of the text).

PAT
05 Nov. 2019 Ingredients news

Prenylium, PAT's new anti-aging active ingredient pro

Plant Advanced Technologies is a French company, specialized for 14 years in the development of plant resources for the cosmetics industry. The manufacturer is interested in all types of original plant roots and trees, rarely used in the industry. Its last active ingredient, Prenylium, comes from white mulberry roots and fights against ...