Safety testing

Clean Beauty – what does it really mean?

The concept of “clean beauty” is on everyone’s lips but what exactly does it mean from a consumer perspective? Consumers want products that are designed to have the least possible negative impact on human health, the environment or society. While no clear and precise definition exist, we may define “clean beauty” in terms of the … Continue reading Clean Beauty – what does it really mean?

Summer, Sun, and Sunscreens!

It’s this time of the year again: sun protection is on everyone’s lips…  including regulatory agencies! For instance, the FDA has multiplied its efforts to ensure consumers’ protection by sending warning letters to companies that mislead consumers by selling products that do not deliver the advertised benefits. In addition, the FDA continues to take actions … Continue reading Summer, Sun, and Sunscreens!

Truthful product claims?

Product claims communicate the benefits of a cosmetic product to the consumers. They can be found on product packaging, labeling or any other form of advertisement including brochures, television or website. Regulatory agencies such as the FTC (Federal Trade Commission), EC (European Commission) or ASC (Advertisement Standards Canada) focus on ensuring the integrity and truthfulness … Continue reading Truthful product claims?

Consumers and Governments are watching: test your products!

Manufacturers and distributors of personal care and cosmetic products are responsible for ensuring that their products and ingredients are safe. In addition, they must be able to demonstrate proofs of performance claims and they must correctly label their products. The best defense you may have in regards to consumer, competition or regulatory challenges of your … Continue reading Consumers and Governments are watching: test your products!

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2016

Once again, the NYSCC Suppliers’ Day showcased numerous new products and latest innovations from global suppliers. It also offered a dynamic environment that promoted scientific exchange and business opportunities. A novelty this year: the presentation of education sessions during the event. Among others, Nakissa Sadrieh, the Director of the Cosmetic Division at the FDA, presented … Continue reading NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2016

What are the upcoming challenges for the anti-aging product market?

Anti-aging products can be separate into three categories: skin care, body care and hair care. A recent anti-aging product report by Research and Markets forecasts that the Global Anti-aging Product Market will grow at a CAGR of 6.77 percent over the period of 2013-2018. The main driving force for the anti-aging market is the raising … Continue reading What are the upcoming challenges for the anti-aging product market?

Product Safety Assessment Report

  Until recently, the safety of cosmetic and personal care products seemed as a subject of relatively little disagreement. Consumers did not really care about the safety of their body moisturizers or lipsticks. However, recently an increasing pressure for safe products is being felt by the industry manufacturers via rising numbers of alarmist messages in various … Continue reading Product Safety Assessment Report

Come and join Evalulab at the Happi Anti-Aging Conference!

The Happi Anti-Aging Conference & Tabletop Exhibition will be held October 29 & 30, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, NJ. It will be our pleasure to answer any questions you may have regarding anti-aging claims substantiation. For details or to book a meeting contact: Ewa Kulig Business Director Phone: (514) 735-3253 Email: We look … Continue reading Come and join Evalulab at the Happi Anti-Aging Conference!

Health Canada Final Sunscreen Monograph

On July 7th, Health Canada has release the final Suncreen Monograph. This document identifies permitted ingredients, concentrations, indications, labeling claims and directions of use. The monograph also indicates the recommended test methods to comply with the requirements. Make sure your products comply to these regulations!

New Regulations for the European Cosmetics Products

As of July 11th 2013 a new regulation will replace the “Cosmetics Directive” which until now was ensuring the safety of cosmetic products in Europe. The modifications to the directive were put in place to enhance the safety of cosmetic products and to strengthen the market surveillance, ensuring that consumer’s health is protected and that … Continue reading New Regulations for the European Cosmetics Products