New Restrictions on Silicones D4, D5, and D6 in the European Union

In 2018, we will remember that the silicones Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) were restricted in rinse-off cosmetic products. The reason? Their high environmental impact. Specifically, D4 is a PBT substance (persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic) and vPvB (very persistent and…

Nanomaterials: A Step Further in Protecting Consumer Health

Nanomaterials in cosmetic products are regulated by Regulation 1223/2009. According to Article 16 of this regulation, “a high level of protection of human health shall be ensured concerning any cosmetic product that contains nanomaterials,” which is why they are subject…

The new update to the European Union’s cosmetics regulation

In early April 2024, Regulation (EU) 2024/996 was published, amending Cosmetic Regulation (EC) 1223/2009, specifically the following annexes: Annex II (substances prohibited in cosmetic products) Annex III (substances that cosmetic products cannot contain except under established restrictions) Annex V (preservatives…

SUMMARY 2023: REGULATORY CHANGES IN COSMETIC PRODUCTS IN THE EU AND US

If there’s something that has marked 2023 in the cosmetic sector, it has undoubtedly been the regulatory changes. Don’t you think? As we are aware that these changes and their compliance pose a significant challenge for cosmetics manufacturers and distributors,…

SCCS NOTES OF GUIDANCE FOR THE TESTING OF COSMETIC INGREDIENTS AND THEIR SAFETY EVALUATION 11th Version released

SCCS NOTES OF GUIDANCE FOR THE TESTING OF COSMETIC INGREDIENTS AND THEIR SAFETY EVALUATION 11th Version released   The SCCS adopted at its plenary meeting on 30-31 March 2021, the 11th version of THE SCCS NOTES OF GUIDANCE FOR…

A consortium made up of AMSlab, Sigillum and Torusware investigates an analysis technique to facilitate the incorporation of recycled material into the circular industry 4.0 value chain

The TACTICS project, budgeted at 1.6 million euros and funded by the CDTI, will develop an innovative chemical analysis technique applicable to the agri-food, cosmetic, textile or plastics industry New Control Techniques for the Industrial Transition towards a Safe Circular…