Regulation Of Cosmetics

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The regulatory framework, efficacy, safety, compliance requirement and marketing of cosmetic products are considered as the most important factors for growth of cosmetic industry. There are different regulatory bodies globally having their own regulations to make sure about the safety of the cosmetic products. The regulations of cosmetics like, nomenclature, labelling and safety of colorants(s) alter in different countries. Much Stringent legislation exists in the United States of America (USA) and European Union (EU) to regulate their use for cosmetic products. Differences in regulations affect safety assessments of cosmetic products. However, there is need for harmonized regulations throughout the globe. An attempt has been made in the present…show more content…
Before it has been safety tested manufacturers cannot sell a new product to the public. The cosmetic toiletry and perfumery association (CTPA) supports information about regulation of cosmetics in the United Kingdom. The CTPA abides by regulations set out by the European Community. Lead is banned from all cosmetics, apart from hair dyes. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) administer the lead content in food and cosmetics. Their last survey of 400 lipsticks in 2011 found very low levels of lead. The FDA does not consider these levels are harmful (cancer research UK,…show more content…
The new cosmetics regulation allows the accurate identification of who the responsible person is and clearly outlines the obligations. • Manufacturer will inform its product only once via the EU cosmetic products notification portal (CPNP). • A responsible person will have an obligation to notify serious unwanted effects (SUE) to competent national authorities. The authorities will also collect information from health professionals and users, and will be appreciative to share the information with other EU Member States. More information on reporting of SUE (European Commission. 2013). EU Rules are combating misleading information and putting safer cosmetics on EU shelve. • Preservatives, colorants and UV filters, including those that are nanomaterials, must be openly authorized. Products containing other nanomaterials not otherwise controlled by the Cosmetics Regulation will be the object of full safety measurement at the EU level, if the Commission has concerns. In the list of ingredients nanomaterials are labeled with the word 'nano' in brackets following the name of the substance, e.g. "titanium dioxide (nano)" (European Commission. (2015). Main

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