The European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) has closed the comment period for its preliminary safety opinion on the two phytoestrogen isoflavone substances, genistein and daidzein.
The Long Read: In Conversation with Unilever Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre (SEAC) executives
The beauty industry continues to be stuck between conflicting requirements on animal testing, with bans under the EU Cosmetics Regulation and new data calls under the European Chemical Agency’s (ECHA) REACH Regulation, and the scientific community is...
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...
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 ingredient supplier Silab has completed studies on its new natural anti-ageing active inspired by regenerative medicine, with the aim of stimulating a regenerative protein that naturally slows over time.
Green coffee oil (GCO), often used in cosmetic formulations due to its emollient and anti-ageing properties, is safe for topical application and displays good skin compatibility according to a new study.
The cherry blossom tree is itself a thing of beauty and now scientists have said that its extract is a promising functional ingredient in skin care products due to its anti-inflammatory properties which have been proven in vitro and in vivo.
A new market report by Markets and Markets which details the size and growth of in-vitro toxicology and toxicity testing markets across the world states that Europe is to hold its position as largest until 2018.
Having passed the halfway stage of its duration, the SEURAT-1 initiative is on course to develop safer science for the research, development, and assessment of ingredients in the European cosmetics industry.
The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety has again compiled a revised guidance document containing relevant information on the different aspects of testing and safety evaluation of cosmetic substances in Europe.
The European Union has announced it is to put Roche’s xCELLigence System, an alternative animal testing technology through the paces as part of its SEURAT (Safety Evaluation Ultimately Replacing Animal Testing) initiative to see if it can be safely applied...
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...
Janson Beckett Cosmeceuticals has launched DermaExcel 7, a
peptide-based skin care product that is described as an intense
spot-wrinkle treatment that offers the same sort of solution as
Botox dermal filler.