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April 18, 2019 | Ingredients news

France bans titanium dioxide in foodstuffs

In a press release dated 17 April 2019, the French Government announced the suspension of the placing on the market of foodstuffs containing titanium dioxide as from 1 January 2020. An decree must be published “as soon as possible”, and will be notified to the European Commission for examination of the measure by the other EU Member States. This decision does not concern cosmetics nor drugs.

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France bans titanium dioxide in foodstuffs
18 April 2019 Ingredients news

France bans titanium dioxide in foodstuffs

In a press release dated 17 April 2019, the French Government announced the suspension of the placing on the market of foodstuffs containing titanium dioxide as from 1 January 2020. An decree must be published “as soon as possible”, and will be notified to the European Commission for examination of the measure by the other EU ...

Algae
18 April 2019 Ingredients news

Journey to the end of the algae! pro

Algae are widespread in the food industry and are gaining more and more ground in the beauty sector. They come from all over the world and compete with each other for cosmetic benefits. Ingredient suppliers are tearing them apart. As proof, they were the stars of many of the stands ...

Threat of titanium dioxide ban
16 April 2019 Ingredients news

Titanium dioxide: towards a ban?

Will the authorisation to use titanium dioxide (TiO2) be suspended by the French government? Following the publication of the new ANSES report, which concludes that a lack of scientific data does not make it possible to remove uncertainties about its safety, the hypothesis seems likely, at least for the food ...

The award-winning ingredients of in-cosmetics 2019
11 April 2019 Ingredients news

The award-winning ingredients of in-cosmetics 2019 pro

On April 2, in-cosmetics Global 2019 presented its awards for the best ingredients. Each year, they identify the most innovative active and functional ingredients launched over the past six months. They also saw green, sensory and make-up innovations highlighted. Presentation of the main ones, in texts and images!

The cosmetics industry challenges the DPS Phenoxyethanol of French ANSM
27 March 2019 Ingredients news

DPS Phenoxyethanol: a hostage taking of the industry by the ANSM? pro

On March 20, 2019, the ANSM issued a DPS (Décision de Police Sanitaire - Health Police Decision) to require manufacturers of leave-on cosmetic products containing Phenoxyethanol to indicate on the label that they cannot be used on the buttocks of children under three years of age. This decision, which was given nine ...

Labelling of Phenoxyethanol on baby products
20 March 2019 Ingredients news

ANSM: a mandatory warning on leave-on cosmetics containing phenoxyethanol

By a Health Police Decision of 13 March 2019, published on the ANSM website on 20 March, the French National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products requires manufacturers of leave-on cosmetic products containing the preservative Phenoxyethanol to indicate on the label that they may not be used on the buttocks of children ...

The microbiota in the spotlight at Cosmetagora 2019
21 Feb. 2019 Ingredients news

The microbiota in the spotlight at Cosmetagora 2019 pro

The cosmetics industry’s interest in the skin microbiota has already been strong in recent years. The trend was further confirmed at the Cosmetagora exhibition, held in Paris on 15 and 16 January 2019: many exhibitors proposed new ingredients to influence the balance or regulation of the microbiota, and to meet cosmetic claims as diverse ...

The anti-blue light active ingredients of Cosmétagora 2019
05 Feb. 2019 Ingredients news

The anti-blue light active ingredients of Cosmétagora 2019 pro

Among the main trends identified at Cosmétagora, held in Paris on 15 and 16 January 2019: the fight against the effects of blue light on the skin. Many exhibitors offered cosmetic raw materials designed for this purpose, all with protection claims and anti-ageing effects. Presentation of some of them.

ECHA's proposals for restrictions
04 Feb. 2019 Ingredients news

Microplastics, Formaldehyde, D4, D5 and D6: ECHA's proposals for restrictions pro

On 30 January 2019, ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) published three proposals for restrictions on substances used in cosmetics. They concern microplastics, formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing agents, as well as siloxanes D4, D5 and D6. The European Commission should now present within three months draft restrictions for these substances under the REACH Regulation.

Georges Favre
29 Jan. 2019 Ingredients news

Nanomaterials: the right characterization to comply with regulations pro

The idea is widespread that there are currently insufficient analytical methods available to characterize nanomaterials and adequately address the requirement for labelling of nano-ingredients in cosmetic products. An idea that Georges Favre, Director of the LNE Nanotech Institute, wanted to break new ground at the 16th Cosmetic Valley Perfumes and Cosmetics ...

The green active ingredients of Cosmetagora 201
27 Jan. 2019 Ingredients news

The green active ingredients of Cosmetagora 2019 pro

The Cosmétagora exhibition was held in Paris on 15 and 16 January 2019. Among its 170 exhibitors, many of them offered cosmetic raw materials based on the natural trend, which is increasingly present and is becoming a prerequisite in all categories of ingredients, functional or active. Presentation of a few of them.

Alban Muller's Glucohyami
21 Jan. 2019 Ingredients news

Alban Muller presents: Glucohyami, plant-derived glucosamine booster of hyaluronic acid synthesis pro

Launched at the Cosmetic 360 show and presented again at Cosmetagora 2019, Alban Muller’s new active ingredient is a booster of hyaluronic acid, 100% natural origin and 100% vegan, with tested efficacy. An innovative patented self-enrichment process combined with a low temperature drying technique (zeodrating) guarantees an ultra concentrated active extract (10 to 15% glucosamine ...

Pamela Bloor and Sylvie Cupferman
03 Jan. 2019 Ingredients news

Preserving preservatives: the Cosmetics Europe action plan pro

They are suspicious in the eyes of consumers and at the heart of the attention of the authorities, who are tending to regulate and limit them more and more. Faced with the ever-increasing threats targeting them, the cosmetics industry has decided to defend its preservatives. At the 16th Cosmetic Valley Perfumes ...

The European Commission notifies the glossary of cosmetic ingredients to the WTO
03 Jan. 2019 Ingredients news

A new glossary of cosmetic ingredients soon to be adopted pro

On 20 December 2018, the European Union transmitted to the WTO a draft Decision to establish a glossary of common ingredient names for use in the labelling of cosmetic products, with 26491 entries. This Decision should be adopted by the end of the first quarter of 2019.

Salicylic Acid: the SCCS final Opinion
02 Jan. 2019 Ingredients news

Salicylic Acid: the SCCS final Opinion pro

The SCCS has just published its final Opinion on the safety of Salicylic Acid. It has been adopted by written procedure on 21 December 2018, and includes some modifications compared to the previous version.

HEPB, A160: SCCS Opinions
02 Jan. 2019 Ingredients news

HEPB, A160: the SCCS completes its Opinions pro

On December 21, 2018, by written procedure, the SCCS adopted an addendum to its Opinion on the hair dye ingredient 2-Methoxy-methyl-p-phenylenediamine (A 160) and its sulfate salts, and made a decision on the eye irritation of the preservative HEPB. These Opinions are open for comments until March 5, 2019.

Quiz on preservatives
19 Dec. 2018 Ingredients news

Cosmetic preservatives in 12 questions

Since 2005 and the paraben crisis, preservatives have been at the centre of controversy and consumer concern, far more so than any other category of cosmetic ingredients. Ever more suspicious, ever more denigrated… and until now relatively little defended, at least to the general public, by the industry. Change of policy today ...

Oil
18 Dec. 2018 Ingredients news

Reduce surfactants? The Greentech's solution pro

When it’s less, it’s better? This is sometimes also true in cosmetics. Raw material suppliers are therefore competing with each other in their imaginations to develop multifunctional ingredients to reduce the weight of formulas. Magali Cabannes, formulator for Greentech, presented the innovations of her company during the third ...

StemProtect - Inabata
13 Dec. 2018 Ingredients news

StemProtect: Inabata's latest innovation pro

This new cosmetic active complex to protect and repair against damages related to exposome-induced oxidative stress in skin is an antipollution active ingredient capable of protecting stem cells and repairing damaged DNA to activate skin radiance. It is presented by Hortense Mallard, of Inabata France/Pharmasynthese.

REACH: new registration requirements for nanomaterials
11 Dec. 2018 Ingredients news

REACH: new registration requirements for nanomaterials pro

On 3 December 2018, the European Commission adopted the revision of several Annexes of the REACH Regulation, including a specific revision of the information requirements for nanomaterials. The amendments clarify what information companies placing substances in nanoform on the market need to provide in their registration dossiers. The new rules apply as of 1 January 2020.

Raniero de Stasio
03 Dec. 2018 Ingredients news

When cosmetic ingredients are governed by other regulations pro

It is not absurd to think that the ingredients used in cosmetic products are totally governed by Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, its provisions and obviously its annexes providing a sufficiently precise and exhaustive framework. However, this is sometimes not the case, and some other regulations, particularly the CLP and REACH Regulations ...

ECHA is assessing risks from microplastics
03 Dec. 2018 Ingredients news

ECHA: "Microplastics likely to accumulate in terrestrial and freshwater environments"

The European Commission has asked ECHA to investigate whether an EU-wide restriction for intentionally added microplastics would be warranted. ECHA is assessing the risks that microplastics could pose to the environment once they are released, and will specifically address their extreme persistence in the environment and the difficulty in removing ...

European Parliament against microplastics
03 Dec. 2018 Ingredients news

Microplastics: the European Parliament acts… and makes it known

Microplastics are currently at the heart of all the concerns and attention of legislators around the world. And even if the cosmetics sector only contributes 2% to marine pollution by plastic particles, it is the first to be affected by the ban policies that are being put in place. Europe has ...

Regulation 2018/1847 on o-Phenylphenol and its salts
28 Nov. 2018 Ingredients news

Regulation 2018/1847: decrease of o-Phenylphenol concentration, prohibition of its salts pro

Regulation 2018/1847 of 26 November 2018, published in Official Journal of the European Union on November 27, amends Annex V (preservatives) to Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, to reduce the allowed concentration of o-Phenylphenol and ban its salts - Sodium o-Phenylphenate, Potassium o-Phenylphenate and MEA o-Phenylphenate. This provision will apply from 17 June 2019.

Jest's logo
19 Nov. 2018 Ingredients news

Seppic's alternatives to silicones in cosmetics pro

Widely used in cosmetics, silicones give cosmetics an emollient feel and are also beneficial to the skin. However, their use is controversial given their negative impact on the environment, and for some, on human health. Replacing them therefore becomes a priority. Sabrina Mizael, Seppic’s Emollient Product Manager, presented the ...

Review of Cosmetics Regulation for endocrine disruptors: the report from the European Commission
13 Nov. 2018 Ingredients news

Review of Cosmetics Regulation for endocrine disruptors: the report from the European Commission pro

It was stated by its Article 15: the Commission was to review the Cosmetics Regulation with regard to substances with endocrine-disrupting properties, when Community or internationally agreed criteria for identifying these substances were available. This has now been done, and the Commission has just published its report on the matter.

10th revision of SCCS' NOGs
12 Nov. 2018 Ingredients news

Safety assessment: 10th revision of the SCCS' Notes of Guidance pro

At its plenary meeting on October 24 and 25, 2018, the SCCS adopted the final version of the 10th revision of its Notes of Guidance for the Testing of Cosmetic Ingredients and their Safety Evaluation. Compared to the previous version, changes have been made both in the structure of the text and in its ...

Requests for Opinion to SCCS
29 Oct. 2018 Ingredients news

Hair dyes A160 and C183, Preservative HEPB: three requests for Opinions to SCCS pro

The safety of two hair dyes - 2-Methoxy-methyl-p-phenylenediamine (A160) and Tetrabromophenol Blue (C183) - as well as HEPB as preservative, will be re-assessed by the SCCS. The requests from the European Commission were published on Ocotber 25, 2018. The Scientific Committee has until February 2019 to give its Opinions.

ECHA's proposal for CoRAP 2019-2021
25 Oct. 2018 Ingredients news

CoRAP: ECHA's proposal for 2019-2021 pro

ECHA has published its amended proposal for chemical substances evaluation planning under CoRAP for the years 2019-2021. On the agenda: 100 substances to be evaluated, including 31 in 2019, 4 in 2020 and 25 in 2021. 11 substances were removed from the list established for CoRAP 2018-2020, their evaluation was finally seen as low priority or unnecessary.

Europe is planning new restrictions for the use of Climbazole
23 Oct. 2018 Ingredients news

Climbazole: Europe is planning new restrictions pro

On 18 October 2018, the European Union transmitted to WTO a draft Regulation to refine the restrictions for the use of Climbazole as a preservative and anti-dandruff agent. Annexes III and V of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 are expected to be amended during the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine soon to be added in Annex VI to the Cosmetics Regulation
15 Oct. 2018 Ingredients news

Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine: a new UV filter soon to be added in Annex VI to the Cosmetics Regulation pro

On October 8, 2018, the European Union had transmitted to WTO a draft regulation aimed to add Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine to the list of authorised UV filters in Europe. It should be introduced in Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation during the first quarter of 2019.

RAC's proposal of harmonised classifications
24 Sept. 2018 Ingredients news

RAC concludes on 14 opinions on harmonised classification and labelling pro

ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopted its opinions on 14 harmonised classification and labelling proposals. Several substances are used in cosmetics, including two fragrance ingredients – Citral and Geraniol, a film-forming – Methyltrimethoxysilane, a solvent – Butoxyethanol, and two preservatives – Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate and Zinc Pyrithione (also anti-dandruff agent).

SCCS Opinion Salicylic Acid
17 Sept. 2018 Ingredients news

Salicylic Acid: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its Opinion on the safety of the cosmetic ingredient and preservative Salicylic Acid. The substance is under a proposed classification as CMR2. This Opinion has been adopted by written procedure 10 September 2018, and is opened to comments until 14 November 2018.

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17 Sept. 2018 Ingredients news

Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate (S87): Request for an Opinion to SCCS pro

The safety of the UV-filter Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate (S87) will be re-assessed by the SCCS. The request from the European Commission was published on September, 2018. The Scientific Committee has until February 2019 to give its Opinion.

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28 Aug. 2018 Ingredients news

Cosmetic ingredients identified as ‘Endocrine Disruptors’

Since the criteria that help identify endocrine disruptors have not been defined yet for the cosmetics industry, one might be tempted to bury their heads in the sand and ignore the fact that there can be a problem. There is no doubt a number of consumers and associations representing them ...

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27 Aug. 2018 Ingredients news

Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine, QRA2: Final Opinions of SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its final Opinions on the safety of UV-filter Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine (S86) on one hand, and on the model for dermal sensitisation by a fragrance ingredient quantitative risk assessment (QRA 2) on the other hand. They have been adopted by written procedure on 30 July 2018.

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10 Aug. 2018 Ingredients news

Endocrine disruptors: why do they raise so much concern?

Endocrine disruptors are substances which can affect the endocrine system. Some of them have the ability to mimic the action of hormones or block their receptors. Others hamper their transport, production, or degradation in the body. The possible consequences of these interactions are most worrying, because they vary a lot ...

UEBT's logo
26 July 2018 Ingredients news

UEBT launches certification label pro

Although the cosmetics industry is doing well, it cannot be denied that it has been facing a climate of mistrust for a while. Consumers expect both transparency and ethics. And it is with this in mind that UEBT created their own certification label as a guarantee for ethical and respectful ...

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25 July 2018 Ingredients news

These ingredients we should no longer use in any formula (2/2) - 2018 Version pro

Which cosmetic ingredients is it cautious to avoid in new product formulas, if we want to take into account the restrictive regulations under way and the media controversies on cosmetics safety? Here is the second part of the Black List drawn by CosmeticOBS.

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25 July 2018 Ingredients news

These ingredients we should no longer use in any formula (1/2) - 2018 Version pro

With restrictive regulations under way and media controversies on cosmetics safety, the list of threatened or disparaged ingredients keeps getting longer. Brands can only take this into account, so they all have their own internal ‘Black List’. And here is CosmeticOBS’s list, considering the latest adopted regulations, the most ...

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18 July 2018 Ingredients news

Mineral oils in cosmetics: Health risks are not to be expected (BfR)

On July 2, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) published the English version of its Opinion No. 008/2018 of 27 February 2018 on mineral oils used in cosmetic products, supplementing its first Opinion of 2015. Its risk assessment relates to those mineral oil qualities which comply with the purity requirements for pharmaceuticals and for ...

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17 July 2018 Ingredients news

French HCSP recommends protecting workers and residents from TiO2 nanoparticles pro

The French Ministries of Health, Labour, and Ecological and Inclusive Transition had requested the HCSP (French Public Health Council) on July 4, 2017 to come up with management measures for protecting workers and residents on production and transformation sites from nano titanium dioxide, these particles manufactured with at least one dimension smaller ...