Why Sunscreens Are Tricky For Small Businesses
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by Colin
2M ago
Sunscreens protect against UV radiation, preventing sunburn and premature aging. Despite growing market demand and revenue potential, small businesses face challenges due to strict regulations, high formulation costs, and competitive market. SPF and broad-spectrum testing are crucial for making sun protection claims, posing significant entry barriers ..read more
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How I wrote the first ever Safety Assessment
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by Colin
2M ago
My unexpected role in pioneering safety assessments for new cosmetics, the creation of our initial reporting format, and how these early experiences shaped industry standards and my subsequent professional practices ..read more
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What are these responsible person mandates all about?
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by Colin
2M ago
This post explores the role of the "responsible person" and the use of "mandates" in the cosmetic industry within the EU and UK. It discusses how these practices, although not currently required by law, are emerging as industry standards to ensure compliance with cosmetic regulations, and predicts their future legal significance ..read more
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FDA Takes Action on Talc Cancer Rsk
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by Colin
2M ago
In my last blog post on the subject of the risks of talc, I pointed out that since the 1970s, manufacturers in the United States have put an emphasis on using asbestos-free talc in consumer products.  I also reviewed the scientific studies looking at the possible link between ovarian cancer and talc use. The findings ..read more
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Changes To General Product Liability Regulations in EU and UK
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by Colin
2M ago
The EU's new product liability regulations in Regulation (EU) 2023/988 introduce stricter safety and traceability requirements. Article 4 mandates product safety through design and manufacturing, with additional protective measures like warnings and instructions. Article 16 focuses on product traceability and safety information. These changes come into force in December 2024, with the UK expected to follow suit ..read more
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Frequently Asked Formulation Question – How to get a smooth paste with zinc ricinoleate
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by Colin
3M ago
Someone is having trouble with a balm containing zinc ricinoleate going grainy ..read more
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What You Need To Know About CAS Numbers
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by Colin
3M ago
A CAS number, also known as a CAS Registry Number, is a unique numerical identifier assigned to every chemical substance described in the open scientific literature. It is issued by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society. Each CAS number is designed to provide a unique, unmistakable identifier for chemical ..read more
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Canadian labelling regulations
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by Colin
5M ago
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Canadian Regulations – Can languages other than English and French appear?
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by Colin
5M ago
Yes, in Canada, you can include languages other than French and English on cosmetic product packaging, but there are specific rules to consider: In summary, while the inclusion of other languages on cosmetic packs in Canada is permissible, it must not compromise the mandatory bilingual (English and French) information required by Canadian regulations ..read more
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Do Cosmetic Product Safety Assessments Need Updates on Formulation Changes?
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by Colin
5M ago
Do CPSRs need to be updated when the ingredients change ..read more
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