At the Cosmetics Europe General Assembly, the EC’s deputy director general for consumers urged the industry to think about how nanotechnology is being presented to the consumer that already perceives nanomaterials as ‘inherently problematic’.
As part of ongoing talks between the US and the EU thrashing out the details of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the European Commission has released a position paper on cosmetics, which outlines the continent’s hope for greater...
A study carried out by researchers in Australia has opened the doors for the development of ‘super sunscreens’ to assist in the repair of sun damaged skin and protect the p53 gene which helps to prevent skin cancer.
The non-intergovernmental Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has recommended its Member Countries apply existing international and national chemical regulatory frameworks to manage the risks associated with manufactured nanomaterials.
Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a new technique to study the properties of skin which could help the development of topical skin creams and treatments and improve understanding of the skin ageing process.
The United Arab Emirates has notified the World Trade Organization's Committee of a new draft proposal on cosmetics regulation that contains a requirement for companies to label cosmetic products containing nanomaterials.
The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment recently hosted a conference whereby professionals gathered to identify areas where current EU legislation on nanomaterials is insufficient.
Flowing locks of golden hair could become a permanent hair dye option after scientists reported the first synthesis of gold nanoparticles inside human hairs; a discovery that has big implications for hair dyeing and colouring.
The Danish Consumer Council, the Danish Ecological Council and DTU Environment have teamed up to develop a database to identify more than 1,200 products that may contain nanomaterials and provide further information on these.
The European Commission is being called on to close up 'loopholes' in its nanomaterial regulation by establishing a new stand-alone piece of legislation, to clear up and provide in more detail, information that failed to be provided in its second...
After the launch of its latest research project into the safety of nanomaterials earlier in the year, the global chemicals giant has been pushing ahead, so much so that it reveals the first phase of results will be available by early 2013.
The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has teamed up with various environmental non-governmental and consumer organizations to express its concerns on the conclusions of the second regulatory review of nanomaterials, recently published by the European...
As upcoming industry events in Europe and beyond turn their attention to the new EU cosmetics regulations being exercised next year, Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the key points from the new legislation.
Nanotechnology has been on the tip of our tongues for the last few years and has been put under particular scrutiny in the last few months. There have been those that herald it as the most effective delivery system for active ingredients, and those that...
New technologies will be a key theme of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit this year, concentrating on controversy surrounding nanotechnology, biomimicry, novel extraction techniques and developments in stem cell technology.
The Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM) will coordinate a four-year project aimed at developing a technology platform for the measurement of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) which could be key in assessing the safety risks of...
The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has published a proposal in an effort it says, to align the EU cosmetics regulation's definition of the term ‘nanomaterials’ with the regulatory definition recommended by the EC last year to ensure consumer...
A new study conducted over the last seven months has found that experts and consumers have a different understanding of whether the French consumer is sensitive to the presence of nanoparticles in sun creams.
The American Academy of Dermatology has reiterated the importance and safety of sunscreens for protection against skin damage, highlighting the effectiveness of nanotechnology and stating that new FDA regulations will be of great help.
At a time when nanotechnology has come under further scrutiny in the cosmetics industry, scientists from UCLA have developed a novel screening technology that can quickly assess the properties of metal-oxide nanomaterials.
In the latest instalment of Cosmetics Design’s exclusive report from the Brussels headquarters of Cosmetics Europe, the personal care association told us that whilst nanotechnology is important in the industry’s future, there is still work to be done.
Scientists from the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have performed basic risk assessments for four types of nanomaterials finding that risks may arise for both humans and...
Scientists are looking into hair-coloring techniques of the future, including nano-sized colorants and substances that stimulate the genes to produce melanin pigment that colors hair, according to a study published in the American Chemical Society Journal.
New guidelines from the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) have been published in a bid to help key industry players assess the possible risks presented by the burgeoning growth of nano-based products.