In the 4th and final post of the Spotlight on Sun Protection series, we’ll take a look at Australia, India and wrap up with some final thoughts on this series and manufacturing sunscreens. If you’ve just discovered the spotlight on sun protection series, you can click the links to take a look at part 1, where we covered sunscreen regulations in the USA, part 2: the EU and part 3: the Asian countries.
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.
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.
The Sun protection conference is an event held in central London every two years.
Statement by Farah Ahmed, Chair Personal Care Products Council Sunscreen Task Force, Response to the 2011 EWG Sunscreen Report
EWG’s assertions about the safety and efficacy of sunscreen products and ingredients lack the rigor and reliability of formal, expert evaluation, are not peer-reviewed, and confuse and alarm consumers.
It is expected that within the next several days the International Agency for Research on Cancer is going to issue its final monograph on Titanium Dioxide.
Why do legitimate news outlets have to resort to such sensationalistic BS?
Octocrylene has been evaluated by the FDA and is considered safe for use up to 10% in the forumla.
Post your questions in regards to sunscreen products.