Identification, regulations, safety assessment, cosmetic properties of the most commonly used in personal care products, controversies, topics of inspections by control authorities… These ebooks bring together the essentials of what it is necessary to know and master in order to properly use and market products containing essential oils.
They recall the crucial elements to be taken into account before focusing on allergens currently subject to labelling or already banned, through 26 technical sheets detailing the current regulations and their expected changes.
English version - PDF format. L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques’ edition.
Complexes. This is the first word that comes to mind when we want to describe essential oils, whether it is their composition, their properties, their formulation in a cosmetic product, the regulations that govern them or their labelling… They are nonetheless increasingly present in personal care products… and generate much debate on both their interests and their safety.
Often adorned with the status of “necessarily perfect since natural”, they also have their detractors who worry, in the name of their toxic or allergenic potential, about their “over-use”.
One of these ebooks brings together the essentials of what it is necessary to know and master in order to properly use and market products containing essential oils.
On 26 and 27 June 2012, the SCCS (Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety) published an Opinion on fragrance allergens in cosmetic products, in which it is stated that the consumer should be aware of more fragrance ingredients present in cosmetic products, in addition to those already subject to individual labelling, and establishes a list of 62 additional allergens. The Scientific Committee also recommends maximum percentages allowed in the formulas, as well as the prohibition of three previously accepted substances.
This Opinion provoked a strong reaction from industry, which questioned its relevance, feasibility, and particularly the mandatory labelling on the packaging of so many allergens, suggesting instead electronic (online) labelling.
It is therefore an issue that is still “ongoing”, but the consequences of which may have very important implications for cosmetic companies. To help them prepare, this ebook first recalls the crucial elements to be taken into account before focusing on allergens currently subject to labelling or already banned, through 26 technical sheets detailing the current regulations and their expected changes.
A graduate of the School of Journalism in Lille, Laurence Wittner is a freelance journalist specializing in the field of cosmetics. Co-founder of Monitor Cosmetics, she is the editor-in-chief of its supports.
Databook 2020 “Cosmetics and Essential oils”, english version, L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques’ edition (August 2020), 113 pages (ISBN : 979-10-92544-43-5), PDF format (3 Mo).
Ebook 2019 “Fragrance Allergens”, english version, L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques’ edition (September 2019), 156 pages (ISBN : 979-10-92544-31-2), PDF format (5 Mo).