The level and breadth of expertise and experience across the global membership of the International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety (ICCS) is something very unique in the field of animal-free safety testing and should fuel serious, true change, its...
A study has identified a number of EU cosmetic ingredients tested on animals since the Cosmetics Regulation ban; data largely collected to prove worker and environmental safety under REACH or because alternative testing methods were rejected, researchers...
There are an exponentially growing number of commercialised active cosmetic ingredients made from plant cell culture technologies that address rising sustainability concerns around energy, carbon and water footprints, say researchers.
Non-animal tests on chemical substances continue to be widely used in the EU, with read-across studies most popular and in vitro methods gaining traction, according to the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) latest report.
Next-generation in vitro safety assessments for cosmetics should see good uptake in coming years, receiving regulatory approvals and becoming industry standard within the next decade, suggests the director of science and research at Cosmetics Europe.
By Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science
We’ve seen some fantastic materials launched this year with strong science and significant clinically proven results. There is no doubt ‘high science’ was on the agenda. Here are industry expert Belinda Carli's top picks of the launches in 2016.
French laboratory HelioScreen has developed a ‘robot’ that ensures consistency when performing in-vitro UV protection tests. The technology will act as a solution to a major obstacle currently facing this area of the industry.
Germany-based ingredients supplier Evonik has launched two new skin care ingredients: Tego Cistus claimed to protect the skin against environmental stress and Tego Stemlastin said to reduce chronological ageing.
Gentronix, a specialist genotoxicity assay provider and Litron Laboratories, specialising in flow cytometry based micronucleus detection, have announced that Gentronix will be distributor of Litron’s MicroFlow suite of products in Europe and Scandinavia.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK has snared some of the biggest cosmetics names in regulatory traps because of their advertising claims. CosmeticsDesign.com spoke to Chris Gummer from Cider Solutions to discover who is to blame for...
European authorities have published a report outlining various
alternative methods to animal testing of cosmetic products. The
move follows a European Commission ban imposed last year that
prevents the testing of finished cosmetic...