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Cosmetics & Personal Care | Monthly bulletin | September 2019

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Eurofins newsflash Cosmetics and Personal Care

Regulatory news - Eurofins updates - Commercial news 

 

Regulatory news


 

Europe

 

Recent SCCS publications on Cosmetics

 

Following some recent publications of Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS):

 

Preliminary opinion on cosmetic ingredients:

 

 

Request for a scientific Opinion:

 

 

Regulatory updates

 

Below a summary table with recent regulation proposals notified to European Commission (Non-exhaustive):

 

Notification number

Countries

Title

2019/360/IRL

Ireland

Microbeads (Prohibition) Bill 2019

 

The purpose of the Bill is to prohibit the manufacture, placing on the market for sale (or gratis), supply, import or export of detergents, household and industrial cleaning products, abrasive scouring agents, and rinse-off cosmetic products, that contain intentionally added plastic microbeads

2019/353/DK

Denmark

Order on prohibition of microplastics in rinse-off cosmetic products

 

The draft order on prohibition of microplastics in rinse-off cosmetic products contains an interim prohibition against the import, export and sale of rinse-off cosmetic products containing microplastics. Its objective is to protect the marine environment from microplastics and the order is associated with the Plastic Action Plan, which is a national action plan whose objectives include reducing the amount of microplastic discharged into the environment

 

Canada

 

Cannabis cosmetic products

 

On 16th June 2019, the Government of Canada published the Regulations Amending the Cannabis Regulations (New Classes of Cannabis): SOR/2019-20, including cosmetic products of topical application.

 

This same month, a consultation was opened on potential market for cannabis health products that would not require practitioner oversight.

 

Click here for getting more information about the public consultation.

 

Click here for more information about Cannabis in Canada.

 

China

 

New GB standards for testing of cosmetic products

 

Recently, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SAC) published the Announcement No.7 of 2019 on the approval of national standards and national standard amendments.

 

Below a summary table with some of the relevant cosmetics standards (non-exhaustive list):

 

Product Standard

Reference

Title

Implementation date

GB/T 37544-2019

Determination of six phenolic antibacterial agents, such as ovary-5-alcohol in cosmetics, by high performance liquid chromatography

2020-01-01

GB/T 37545-2019

Determination of 38 quasi-colorants in cosmetics - High performance liquid chromatography

2020-01-01

GB/T 37625-2019

Cosmetic inspection rules

2020-01-01

GB/T 37626-2019

Determination of 9 banned penicillin antibiotics such as amoxicillin in cosmetics by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry

2020-01-01

GB/T 37628-2019

Determination of Astragaloside, Paeoniflorin, Forsythin and Forsythiaside A in Cosmetics by High Performance Liquid Chromatography

2020-01-01

GB/T 37640-2019

Determination of chloroacetaldehyde, 2,4-dihydroxy-3-methylbenzaldehyde, crotonaldehyde, acetophenone, 2-pentylenecyclohexanone and glutaraldehyde in cosmetics by high performance liquid chromatography

2020-01-01

GB/T 37641-2019

Determination of 2,3,5,4'-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside in cosmetics by high performance liquid chromatography

2020-01-01

GB/T 37644-2019

Determination of 8-hydroxyquinoline and nitroquinoline in cosmetics by high performance liquid chromatography

2020-01-01

GB/T 37649-2019

Determination of thimerosal and phenylmercury in cosmetics by high performance liquid chromatography-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

2020-01-01

 

International

 

Regulatory updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent regulation proposals notified to World Trade Organization:

 

Notification number

Countries

Title

G/TBT/N/KOR/850

Korea

Proposed amendments to the "Regulation on Safety Standards etc. of Cosmetics"

 

Product Recalls/Alerts

 

Below you will find a monthly summary of product recalls and alerts in Europe (Source “RAPEX”) and in the US (Source “CPSC”).

 

Europe

 

RAPEX (European Commission Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products – Alerts reported by EU national authorities).

 

The following 11 alerts regarding Cosmetic & Personal Care products. have been reported, from week 29 until week 33 of 2019.

 

Type of Risk

Number of alerts

Notes

Chemical

7

Hand cleaner: containing methylisothiazolinone, which cannot be used in leave-on products

Product containing kojic acid

Product containing a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI/MI), which is not permitted in leave-on cosmetic products

Microbiological

4

Products containing an excessive level of aerobic mesophilic bacteria and yeast and mould

 

US

 

From on 21st July to 20th August 2019, CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) has published the following recalls: 1 recalls regarding Cosmetic & Personal Care products.

 

Type of Risk

Number of recalls

Notes

Poisoning

1

Essential oils: The bottles are not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act, posing a risk of poisoning to young children if they ingest it

 

 

Eurofins updates  


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Eurofins | CRL, Inc. Labs are now ISO 9001:2015 Certified

 

Eurofins | CRL, Inc. labs, part of Eurofins Cosmetics & Personal Care Business Line, located in New Jersey, North Carolina and Texas, are now ISO 9001:2015 Certified. With this certification we will be held to higher standards and the increased focus on quality management will continue to benefit our business. ISO 9001:2015 certification will support our labs to consistently improve our overall efficiency and the quality of our international organization.

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New testing opportunities

 

Eurofins Cosmetics & Personal Care has been increasing its capabilities. With the support of our international staff, we now offer:

 

  • UPF testing in vitro
  • Blue light/HEV testing in vitro and in vivo
  • Anti-pollution testing in vitro and in vivo
  • Hair care studies in china
  • Microbiome analysis: skin care, make-up, body hygiene, intimate care, deodorant, hair care, foot care, oral care

 

 

Commercial news


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2 posters at Eurotox Congress - Helsinki

 

Our experts in toxicology presented 2 posters at Eurotox Congress: ‘hypoallergenic’ claim for cosmetic products and impurities in cosmetic products. The congress took place in Helsinki, from September 8th to 11th, 2019.

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Eurofins Cosmetics & Personal Care at The Sunscreen Symposium - Florida | 12 th– 14th September 2019

 

We invite you to stop by Booth 14 to learn more about the SPF testing services we offer worldwide.

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Expert Day Consumer Studies – Frankfurt | 26th September 2019

 

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Eurofins Cosmetics & Personal Care at 25th IFSCC Conference - Milan

 

Meet our Eurofins team at booth B3 during the upcoming IFSCC in Milan, on September 30th and October 1st and 2nd, 2019. Throughout these 2 days our team will present our unique testing offer and our latest capabilities.

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Eurofins Cosmetics & Personal Care at Cosmetic 360 - Paris

 

Join Eurofins at Cosmetic 360, on October 16th and 17th, 2019, at the Carrousel Du Louvre, Paris. Our team will be present at booth E1 to introduce solar testing: skin and reefs protection. Eurofins develops a 2 steps approach to evaluate suncare products. Protecting skin from sun damage by using testing protocols for efficacy, claim substantiation and safety. Preserving environment from sunscreen pollution by using ecotoxicology and biodegradability tests.

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