Nano-ingredients

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CosmeticOBS has gathered in this ebook all the detailed sheets of ingredients listed in version 2 of the European catalogue of nanomaterials in cosmetics. With for each one, all the currently applicable regulations, the specifications to be respected for their use, their progress in the regulatory process, the blocking points that delay their evaluation…

English version - PDF format. L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques’ edition.

Since 2013 (and the entry into force of the Cosmetic Regulations and its new provisions on nanomaterials), requests for Opinions to the SCCS have been made one after the other.
In a first step, this has allowed to define conditions for the safe use of UV filters in nano form (Titanium dioxide, Zinc oxide…) as well as a preservative (Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol - MBBT) . But things got more complicated afterwards, and more and more frequently, the Scientific Committee can only conclude… that it cannot conclude, for lack of sufficient or adequate data. This makes it impossible to decide on the regulatory status of substances, and leaves them, often for an indefinite period of time, in a most uncomfortable legal limbo. 3

As a result, today, as for several years now, and most certainly for many years to come, manufacturers of raw materials or cosmetic products are left with questions with often random answers: is my ingredient nano or not? Can I use it in my formulas? And if so, for how much longer? Should I label it nano or not?

It is to help them see more clearly and make the right decisions that CosmeticOBS has gathered in this ebook all the detailed sheets of ingredients listed in version 2 of the European catalogue of nanomaterials in cosmetics. With for each one, all the currently applicable regulations, the specifications to be respected for their use, their progress in the regulatory process, the blocking points that delay their evaluation…

To be read in addition to the Databook Nanomaterials, for a complete overview of the definitions, characterization, safety assessment and regulation, scientific studies, alerts and debates… that form the changing context in which nanomaterials are evolving today.

The author
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.

Ebook 2020 “Nano-ingredients”, english version, L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques’ edition (February 2020), 129 pages (ISBN : 979-10-92544-65-7), PDF format (2 Mo).