Publications on cosmetic products and tattoo inks
The CD-P-COS Committee is currently focusing on ensuring participation of national OCCLs in its pan-European network and is expanding further its database of test results for childcare and children cosmetics.
It is also working on the safety of tattoos by proposing recommendations on safety measures.
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Ingredients are used in cosmetics to give them specific properties. Certain ingredients, so called active ingredients, may produce pharmacological or toxic effects under certain conditions. Cosmetic products containing such ingredients may pose a health risk both because of their potential toxicity and because they may mask underlying serious diseases and consequently cause a dangerous delay in diagnosis and treatment.
The objective of this study is to give safety information on certain active ingredients which give raise to toxicological concerns and for which restrictions of use in cosmetics should be considered.
Monographs were prepared for 45 active ingredients for which no specific regulations exist including, inter alia, information about uses, properties, a risk evaluation of the use in cosmetic products considering as toxicological endpoints both systemic and local effects. Each monograph includes a bibliography, conclusions and recommendations.
The study complements a series of three volumes containing monographs about the safety of certain natural ingredients used in cosmetics and will serve as a useful reference in the field, for health authorities, manufacturers and health professionals in particular.
As the third volume of a trilogy on Plants in cosmetics, this study concerns potentially harmful components which occur naturally in some plants the ingredients of which could likely be used in cosmetic products.
Its aim is to raise awareness on the implication on consumer health by use of such ingredients and to trigger preventive measures.
The 24 data sheets of components, selected by the authors because they are not regulated specifically in cosmetic legislation, give useful information particularly for the competent authorities and the manufacturers of raw materials and cosmetic products, mainly based on currently available pharmaco-toxicological data. Each monograph includes a bibliography and conclusions/recommendations.
This study contains 71 datasheets on plants and plant preparations which have been evaluated by the Council of Europe's Committee of Experts on Cosmetic Products. An assessment of the safety of these plants and plant preparations is also included.
This study contains 44 datasheets on plants and plant preparations which have been evaluated by the Council of Europe's Committee of Experts on Cosmetic Products. An assessment of the safety of these plants and plant preparations is also included.