To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish new procedures and requirements for the registration of cosmetic product manufacturing establishments, the submission of cosmetic product and ingredient statements, and the reporting of serious and unexpected cosmetic product adverse events, and for other purposes.
In the past few days we’ve looked at sunscreen regulations in the USA and EU; today we will examine Asia. As I mentioned in part 1, there is no continuity in regulating sunscreen around the world. As a continent, Asia follows suit, but takes it a step further with different regulations, SPF ratings and registration requirements in the different countries that make up Asia.
In part 1, we looked at the current regulations on sunscreens and SPF ratings in the USA presented by Anne-Gael Glaverec. Part 2 will examine the European Union (EU) which was also covered in Anne’s informative presentation. Sunscreens in the EU are considered cosmetics and currently regulated by the European Cosmetic Directive (76/768/ECC). After July 11, 2013, they will fall under the new European Cosmetic Regulation (EC 1223/2009) which I have learned a great deal about here at In-Cosmetics and will be covering in a upcoming post.
When it comes to sunscreen, standards and regulation around the globe, there is no global harmonization. However, sunscreen is highly regulated in each country. Sunscreens are considered cosmetics, but fall under their own regulation categories. Each country has their own approved methods for testing efficacy; this includes approved UV filters, SPF ratings, and any label claims or warnings. Part 1 will provide an overview of the US regulations, presented by Anne-Gael Glaevic…
Right now, I’m on the plane to Barcelona reviewing the wealth of information that will be presented on April 17-19 at the In-Cosmetics conference. Here’s a preview of what’s in store at the largest global platform for cosmetics ingredients this year…
My notes on surfactant chemistry
Registration helps the FDA in its mission to protect consumers.
I am not against transparency in labeling. I think it’s a subject that could use a lot of discussion. But I am against ingredient obsession.