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Nov. 13, 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.

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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.

Reminder: HICCs, Atranol and Chloroatranol banned since 23 August 2019
26 Aug. 2019 Ingredients news

Reminder: HICC, Atranol et Chloroatranol banned as of this August 23rd

Previously authorised without restrictions (only HICC is subject to labelling requirements), three allergens are now banned from use: Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde (HICC), as well as Atranol and Chloroatranol, two components of Evernia prunastri oak mosses and Evernia furacea tree mosses. This prohibition stems from the publication of Regulation 2017/1410 of 2 August 2017. It began to ...

Phenoxyethanol, Methylene di-t-butylcresol…: RAC concludes on a harmonised classification
25 June 2019 Ingredients news

Phenoxyethanol, Methylene di-t-butylcresol…: RAC concludes on a harmonised classification pro

ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) has just announced that its Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) has concluded on the harmonised classification of 10 substances. Among them, four (including phenoxyethanol) may be used in cosmetic products, and one (Methylene di-t-butylcresol) is subject to a classification as CMR (Repr. 1B) due to its effects on fertility that ...

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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 substances ...

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 ...

Detoxondria
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 for ...

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 ...

Communication
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. ...

Agrimer
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.

Gattefossé
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 ...