The safety of cosmetic products is essential, particularly when it comes to human health. Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 is the main regulatory framework for finished products that are introduced to the EU market. This framework focuses on evaluating the toxicological profiles of ingredients, with their overall safety in mind.
The toxicological profile of an ingredient is determined by a series of toxicity studies. The major end points that are typically assessed are:
- Eye and skin irritation
- Skin sensitization
- Photo-induced toxicity and genotoxicity
Different test methods may be used for each assessment, as some may not be suitable depending on the type of sample.
Animal testing for cosmetics has been completely banned in Europe since 2013. This webinar presents a clear view of regulatory in vitro methods, that are available today, to assess the toxicological profiles of cosmetic ingredients. It also offers general and more specific test strategies to navigate the complexity and multiplicity of tests that are available, depending on the parameter analyzed.
- The global strategy
- Short regulatory reminders
- The different tests available
- Our proposal
Frederic holds a PhD in cell biology and microbiology. He has worked in the field of rapid microbiology for five years, after which he worked in clinical diagnostics for four years. Frederic has been in charge of the regulatory in vitro toxicology and microbiology testing department at SGS’s IDEA Lab since 2005.
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