cosmetics nanomaterials

Cosmetic products nanomaterials

Cosmetic products nanomaterials  The EU Regulation 1223/2009 defines cosmetic products nanomaterials as: ‘Nanomaterial’ means an insoluble or biopersistant and intentionally manufactured material with one or more external dimensions, or an internal structure, on the scale from 1 to 100 nm. (EU Regulation 1223/2009, Article 2.1.k) The nanomaterial provisions of EU Regulation 1223/2009, however, don’t apply to […]

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CE.way is now offering a fast track safety assessment

Fast track safety assessment Time is money, and at CE.way we’re aware of that. We know that waiting for weeks for a safety assessment to be done is not pleasant, unreasonable and that manufacturers are losing money because of the delay. That’s why we’re commited to providing a fast service whenever we can and we […]

New bans, restrictions and SCCS opinions

EU regulation updates and revisions of SCCS opinions

SCCS opinions Some updates regarding the EU cosmetics regulation and SCCS opinions: The maximum allowed concentration for Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCI when used in mouthwashes is proposed to be reduced to 0.15% and prohibited for use in mouthwashes intended for children until the age of 10. SCCS opinions – all of these are revisions of […]

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How to write the ingredient list on the cosmetic product label in the EU

Cosmetic product label One of the obligatory mentions on the cosmetic product label in the EU is the list of ingredients. EU cosmetics regulation 1223/2009 provides specific rules as to which ingredient names have to be used and in which order the ingredients have to be written.   Ingredient list: The ingredient list shall be […]

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Period after opening (PAO) vs Date of minimum durability

Cosmetics use date Cosmetics manufacturers are often confused and don’t know when they should use the date of minimum durability symbol on their product labels, and when they should use the period after opening symbol. Date of minimum durability: The date until which the cosmetic product, stored under appropriate conditions, will continue to fulfil its […]