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June 12, 2019 | Ingredients news

Endocrine disrupting ingredients in cosmetics

The European Commission having concluded that the framework of Regulation 1223/2009 was sufficient to manage the risk that endocrine disruptors may represent in cosmetics, one might be tempted to bury their heads in the sand and ignore the fact that there can be a problem. But we also know that some substances suspected, and sometimes strongly suspected, of being so are still under evaluation. There is no doubt a number of consumers and associations representing them will increasingly target them – and that an equally high number of formulators would have scruples using ingredients that may have deleterious effects on the people that will use the products they develop. As a result, everyone can be tempted to avoid them, in particular by ...

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12 June 2019 Ingredients news

Endocrine disrupting ingredients in cosmetics

The European Commission having concluded that the framework of Regulation 1223/2009 was sufficient to manage the risk that endocrine disruptors may represent in cosmetics, one might be tempted to bury their heads in the sand and ignore the fact that there can be a problem. But we also know that some ...

OECD: two publications on nanomaterials
04 June 2019 Ingredients news

OECD: two publications on nanomaterials pro

On 27 May 2019, the OECD added two new opuses to its series on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials. These Nos. 90 and 91 are intended to facilitate the identification of the most relevant parameters and best available methods for ensuring data and reporting quality, and focus on physico-chemical information.

Solabia Group Acquires Algatech
23 May 2019 Ingredients news

Solabia Group Acquires Algatech

Solabia Group announced that it has acquired Algatech Ltd., a global leader in the development, cultivation and commercialisation of ingredients delivered from microalgae and used by leading food supplement, food and cosmetic brands worldwide. The acquisition represents a growing awareness of the opportunities presented by microalgae-based products, which is currently ...

21 May 2019 Ingredients news

Detoxondria: the ingredient that fights cellular senescence pro

Peaked face, dull complexion or a tired face are all skin issues that consumers face. To provide solutions, Codif focused on the internal functioning of the cells. At in-cosmetics 2019, the ingredient supplier unveiled its latest innovation: an algae-based active ingredient that fights cell senescence and therefore signs of fatigue.

Update of Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist
14 May 2019 Ingredients news

Canada is preparing several amendments to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist pro

On May 3, 2019, Health Canada opened a consultation on several updates of the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. In the scope: the authorisation of Dihydrocoumarin and Thiurames which were previously prohibited, the mandatory labelling of a warning statement for eucalyptus essential oil, the prohibition of Sodium Bromate and new conditions of use ...

SEPPIC's Hydralixir
14 May 2019 Ingredients news

"Vegetable" waters: Seppic's new eco-responsible challenge

Water is an essential component in the formulation of a large majority of cosmetics… but it is also a resource that is becoming rare and precious. To limit its use, and therefore preserve it, Seppic has created a collection of water from algae. The ingredient supplier presented this new product ...

09 May 2019 Ingredients news

Cosmetic ingredients in complete transparency… pro

Whether out of respect for nature, for his health or both, the consumer wants to know what his cosmetics are made of. There is no longer any question of taking the consumer for a fool in view of the multiple sources allowing to decipher (correctly or not) an INCI list ...

09 May 2019 Ingredients news

Seaweed and cetera! pro

True stars of the 2019 edition of the in-cosmetics exhibition, algae have invited themselves to many stands of ingredient suppliers. This is the case of Agrimer, a Breton family company specialising in the transformation of marine resources into ingredients or active ingredients, which presented its latest innovation at the show: Fusion Gel.

Prune kernel oil
07 May 2019 Ingredients news

Up-cycling: check out my trash! pro

The beauty industry is redoubling its imagination to formulate ever more responsible products. This is where the valuation of resources that are usually discarded comes in. This trend, also known as up-cycling, is gaining the heart of more and more ingredient suppliers for even greater sustainability. Some of them, such ...

A technique for nanomaterials identification
02 May 2019 Ingredients news

How to select the best technique to identify nanomaterials pro

JRC scientists have developed, together with partners from the NanoDefine project, a unique categorisation scheme which matches material properties with the capabilities of techniques for particle size measurement. This technique was published in the Journal Nanoscale Advance.

Aromadays 2019
02 May 2019 Ingredients news

Aromadays 2019: all you need to know about essential oils

This is the second consecutive year that Cosmed organize a congress dedicated to essential oils. For the 2019 edition, industrialists and health professionals are expected in Avignon on July 4 and 5, in order to control the design, claims and prescription of products based on essential oils.

30 April 2019 Ingredients news

Gold for Gattefossé! pro

At in-cosmetics, Gattefossé presented one of its new products: Emulium® Illustro. It is a water-in-oil emulsifier particularly suitable for pigments with applications in products such as make-up or sunscreen. Presented in the “Innovation zone” of the 2019 edition of the in-cosmetics exhibition, it received first prize in the category “best functional ingredient”.

Logo in-cosmetics
25 April 2019 Ingredients news

in-cosmetics 2019: what's new on the beauty planet? pro

Every year, in-cosmetics brings together thousands of visitors curious to discover the latest innovations from ingredient suppliers. The 2019 edition had its share of beautiful surprises. A brief summary of the new features that caught the eye of the editorial staff of the Observatoire des Cosmétiques.

European Parliament resolution for a comprehensive framework on endocrine disruptors
23 April 2019 Ingredients news

European Parliament resolution for a comprehensive framework on endocrine disruptors

The European Parliament voted in favour of this resolution on 18 April 2019 by an overwhelming majority. Considering that “there is no valid reason to postpone effective regulation,” MEPs ask the Commission to make, by June 2020 at the latest, legislative proposals to insert specific provisions for endocrine disruptors, similar to those applicable to CMRs, into ...

Natural beauty
23 April 2019 Ingredients news

One for all and all for the green! pro

Can we still talk about a trend when we talk about sustainability in cosmetics? For some years now, consumers have been letting consumers know that they want products that are good, healthy and safe for themselves and the planet. This request has not fallen on deaf ears since a large ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...