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Dec. 16, 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 confirms it (in a formal Opinion and an informal opinion), the industry defends it (through appeals before the French Council of State and interpellations of the European Commission). A few days before the date of application of the ANSM Health Police Decision (DPS) requiring labelling of products containing phenoxyethanol, the dispute was expected to be resolved soon, but it has just experienced some upheavals, through interposed communiqués. Gallant last stand?

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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 ...

Safety assessment of nanomaterials: the SCCS updates its Guidance
05 Nov. 2019 Ingredients news

Safety assessment of nanomaterials: the SCCS updates its Guidance pro

The SCCS has just published a revised version of its Guidance on the Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials in Cosmetics. The updated document introduces several new sections (coatings, encapsulation, immunotoxicity, alternative methods to animal tests, etc.), and from its introduction, focuses on the definition of a nanomaterial, the 50% particle threshold and ...

Sulphates: surfactants that are controversial
30 Oct. 2019 Ingredients news

Sulphates: surfactants that are controversial pro

Sulphated surfactants are among the controversial ingredients of the moment, which leads some distribution chains (e. g. Biocoop) to refuse them in the products listed on their shelves. And they are particularly controversial in the organic sector, since, although not exactly natural, they are still authorized by the COSMOS standard. ...

Marked skin due to lack of sleep? Mibelle Biochemistry has the solution
29 Oct. 2019 Ingredients news

Marked skin due to lack of sleep? Mibelle Biochemistry has the solution pro

The signs of the times do not only appear with age. Lifestyle, oxidative stress, diet and lack of sleep are all factors that accelerate skin aging. The cosmetic ingredient supplier Mibelle Biochemistry has just launched an active ingredient that fights precisely against the effects of lack of sleep on the ...

CoRAP: ECHA's proposal for 2020-2022
28 Oct. 2019 Ingredients news

CoRAP: ECHA's proposal for 2020-2022 pro

ECHA has just published its proposal to update the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP). The draft plan contains 74 substances proposed to be evaluated in 2020, 2021, and 2022. Several of them are frequently used in cosmetics. The final plan will be adopted in March 2020.

A study on the dermal penetration of titanium dioxide
23 Oct. 2019 Ingredients news

A study on the dermal penetration of titanium dioxide pro

Are titanium dioxide nanoparticles dangerous to human health? The question, which is the subject of debate, is crucial, and in particular for organic cosmetics, since TiO2 is one of the only two UV filters authorized by its standards. This is why the Odysud laboratory, which develops organic sunscreens from the Acorelle ...

Ingredients: the issues of organic cosmetics
16 Oct. 2019 Ingredients news

Ingredients: the issues of organic cosmetics pro

For a long time, organic cosmetics has been protected from the climate of mistrust that has developed among consumers regarding the safety of cosmetic ingredients. This is no longer the case today, far from it. Nanoparticles, titanium dioxide, sulphated surfactants, preservatives… are on the spot like petrochemical or synthetic ingredients. ...

Silicones, Phenoxyethanol, Sulfates: Which are the natural alternatives?
15 Oct. 2019 Ingredients news

Silicones, Phenoxyethanol, Sulfates: Which are the natural alternatives? pro

Some raw materials used in cosmetic products are victims of a real witch hunt, rightly or wrongly. This crisis of confidence is forcing the industry to review its formulation methods and turn to more naturalness. During the JEST 2019, organized by Cosmed on September 27th in Montpellier, Sabrina Pappatico, development manager at ...

European Commission adopts CMR 2 classification for titanium dioxide
14 Oct. 2019 Ingredients news

European Commission adopts CMR 2 classification for titanium dioxide pro

On 4 October 2019, the European Commission adopted the Delegated Regulation amending for the 14th time the CLP Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures. In particular, this text provides for the addition of Titanium dioxide to its Annex VI, as a category 2 carcinogen by inhalation for mixtures placed on the market ...

Cosmetic ingredients: the Cosmebio Awards
10 Oct. 2019 Ingredients news

Cosmetic ingredients: the Cosmébio Awards

During its first “Ingredients Meeting” devoted to raw materials that can be used in COSMOS-certified formulas, the Cosmébio association also granted, for the first time, its Ingredients Awards. Two new active ingredients have been distinguished for their innovative aspect and the sensory properties they bring to natural and organic cosmetics.

Methyl Salicylate, MIBK, Citric Acid…: RAC concludes on harmonised classification
01 Oct. 2019 Ingredients news

Methyl Salicylate, MIBK, Citric Acid…: RAC concludes on harmonised classification pro

ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) has just announced that its Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) has concluded on the harmonised classification of 15 substances. Among them, three (including Methyl Salicylate or Citric Acid) may be used in cosmetic products, and two are subject to a classification as CMR2 that eventually may lead to a ban ...

Methyl 2-Octynoate: safe in cosmetics, for RIFM
24 Sept. 2019 Ingredients news

Methyl 2-Octynoate: safe in cosmetics, for RIFM pro

The RIFM (Research Institute for Fragrance Materials), an international scientific body that assesses the safety of raw materials used in perfumes, has just published its conclusions on Methyl 2-Octynoate, one of the 26 allergens subject to mandatory labelling in cosmetics. Experts’ conclusion: the substance is safe.

Cywhite: an algae-based active ingredient to brighten the complexion
24 Sept. 2019 Ingredients news

Cywhite: an algae-based active ingredient to brighten the complexion pro

2019 is the year of algae for Codif. After presenting two new active ingredients from marine resources at the in-cosmetics 2019 exhibition, the French company has just announced the launch of Cywhite, an ingredient designed to homogenize the complexion and made from Arc-en-Ciel seaweed.

Cosmebio Ingredients Meeting
19 Sept. 2019 Ingredients news

Cosmebio Ingredients Meeting

The organic cosmetics sector is booming. Market growth has exceeded 20% over 2016 and 2017 and the number of brands continues to grow. The demand for ingredients of natural origin is therefore also expected to increase in the coming years. To understand all the challenges this represents for the sector, Cosmebio is organizing a day ...

AD-RESYL by Silab: an active ingredient for the resilience of atopic skin
18 Sept. 2019 Ingredients news

AD-RESYL by Silab: an active ingredient for the resilience of atopic skin pro

Silab Softcare research teams have demonstrated the clinical efficacy of fructosans from Ophiopogon japonicus in the reduction of flares of atopic dermatitis in Caucasian patients. This clinical study has just been published in the journal Acta Dermato-Venereologica, following a peer-review process by experts in the field.

France launches its second national strategy on endocrine disruptors
04 Sept. 2019 Ingredients news

France launches its second national strategy on endocrine disruptors

On September 3, 2019, the French government presented a second national strategy on endocrine disruptors to reduce population exposure and environmental contamination. It is announced as aiming “to reduce the population’s exposure to endocrine disrupters and environmental contamination through research and expertise, public information, training of professionals and better regulatory framework.”

A brief update from the BfR on microplastics
04 Sept. 2019 Ingredients news

A brief update from the BfR on microplastics

Plastics are present just about everywhere in the human environment nowadays. Global production of plastic is growing and more and more plastics end up in the environment. That this topic has an effect on aquatic ecosystems has been known for a long time. There is currently a lot of public ...

Janet Scott, Davide Mattia and Giovanna Laudisio of Naturbeads
03 Sept. 2019 Ingredients news

A biodegradable alternative to replace microplastics in cosmetics pro

A start-up company Naturbeads, based at the University of Bath (UK), is working with companies to replace microplastics in cosmetics products with biodegradable microbeads made from cellulose. Naturbeads has been awarded funding by a partnership between UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Sky Ocean Ventures (SOV), through the Plastic Research ...

SCCS Opinion on Methylimidazoliumpropyl p-phenylenediamine HCl (A166)
28 Aug. 2019 Ingredients news

Methylimidazoliumpropyl p-phenylenediamine HCl (A166): SCCS Opinion pro

The SCCS has published its Opinion on the safety of a hair dye ingredient, Methylimidazoliumpropyl p-phenylenediamine HCl (A166). This Opinion has been adopted by written procedure on 29 July 2019, and is opened to comments until 21 October 2019.

Coatings for Zinc Oxide (nano): Request for the SCCS Opinion
27 Aug. 2019 Ingredients news

Coatings for Zinc Oxide (nano): Request for the SCCS Opinion pro

The safety of three coatings for Zinc Oxide in its nano form will be assessed by the SCCS. The request was made by the European Commission and published on 19 August 2019. The Scientific Committee accepted this mandate by written procedure on 29 July 2019.