In the EU, it is a legal requirement that all cosmetic products carry a period after opening symbol, telling the purchaser how long it will last after it has been opened.
The latest iteration of the EU cosmetic regulations come into force in July 2013, and they are a pretty major upgrade with lots of new provisions and innovations that will affect everyone in the business of supplying cosmetics and personal care into the European market.
To provoke an allergic reaction the immune system needs to have contact with the allergen first, so it can recognise it and produce a reaction to it.
I have seen people commenting online that they want cosmetics safe enough to eat. Well they have pretty much got their wish.
I’m male and have just got my dermatitis under control. I got interested in what caused my D and it in the skincare products that I use. I’ve been on a mad research frenzy finding out about the cosmetic industry.
Triclosan is Not a Pesticide
The whole issue of trying to define what is organic in the context of personal care and cosmetic products is a tough business.
The fascination with frankincense has continued into the twenty first century. Its chemistry has been studied and its medical properties have been investigated.
Isopropyl myristate is perfectly safe as a cosmetic ingredient and there are no issues with it as far as end users are concerned.
One argument I have seen put forward online against these scare tactics is to say that far from causing skin cancer sunscreens do in fact protect against skin cancer.