Fragrance Allergens

Whilst food and inhalant allergies are increasingly problematic, contact allergies are not rising (Getty Images)

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Allergist: ‘We don’t need a fragrance-free society’

By Kacey Culliney


Allergies must be taken seriously, but the cosmetics industry should avoid going fragrance-free because even allergy sufferers deserve product enjoyment and contact reactions rarely occur, a medical doctor and allergist says.

EU committee approves preservatives restrictions

EU committee approves preservatives restrictions

By Michelle Yeomans

At its' most recent meeting, the European Commission's Standing Committee on Cosmetics adopted draft regulations restricting the use of several substances under the cosmetics Regulation.

SCCS publishes fragrance allergen fact sheet

SCCS publishes fragrance allergen fact sheet

By Michelle Yeomans

With 1 and 3 per cent of the European population estimated as being allergic to certain fragrance ingredients, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety has compiled a factsheet identifying a new series of ingredients on the market and other information...

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