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…
In just a few weeks, I’ll be traveling to Spain for the In-Cosmetics conference located in Barcelona on April 17-19. In-Cosmetics is the leading global business platform for personal care ingredients, and will be showcasing a diverse range of innovative ingredients and technologies in the cosmetics industry. Since Personal Care Truth focuses on educating our readers, I’ll be sharing what I learn at the conference through live posts on PCT during and after the conference.
Donna Maria shares thoughtful commentary on the Environmental Working Groups efforts to use scare tactics to affect public policy in the cosmetics industry.