Cosmetic Labelling Australia

Cosmetic Labelling AustraliaDate: March 2019Prepared by Ranelle Anderson and Malie Zauber  – ASCC Technical CommitteeDisclaimerThis Position Paper seeks to summarise a number of complex regulatory documents. While care has been taken, users should seek independent expert advice prior to any final decisions on matters mentioned in this document.IntroductionThis position paper provides information compiled from various […]

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Sunscreens and Vitamin D Production

Sunscreens and Vitamin D ProductionDate: August 2019Prepared by John Staton – ASCC Technical Committee with acknowledgement of assistance of Dr. Bianca McCarthy and Professor Robyn LucasExecutive Summary 1There is credible evidence to support the position that an adequate amount of Vitamin D can still be produced by sun exposure in the presence of sunscreen.2ASCC supports the position that the […]

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Definition of a Cosmetic

Definition of a CosmeticDate: August 2019​Prepared by Ric Williams  – ASCC Technical Committee Executive Summary and Position:    Due to the recent changes to the regulations of cosmetics in Australia, the Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (ASCC) feels that it is necessary to revise the ASCC definition of a cosmetic and associated items.The previous change, after […]

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Preservatives Used in Personal Care Products

Preservatives Used in Personal Care ProductsDate: 27th January 2018By Ric Williams, with major contributions by Nicholas Urquhart and Kevin Roden This position paper is an update and extension of the original position paper “Preservatives Used in Personal Care Products” posted September 2010.Executive Summary 1. This paper provides information on the status of current (natural and synthetic) preservatives available […]

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COSMETICS and the USE of ANIMAL TESTING

COSMETICS and the USE of ANIMAL TESTING Date: 9th September 2015PrefaceThis replaces the original animal testing position paper written by Mr David Rennie (October 14, 1987) and approved by Mr Tony Merrington (President) 22nd October 1987 and Mr Ray Maio (Technical Committee Chairman) 10th November 1987. Although the ASCC position has not changed since this […]

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NANOPARTICLES

​ NANOPARTICLES Date: 10th January 2011 POSITION PAPER NANOPARTICLES Prepared by John Staton Dermatest Pty Ltd Executive Summary. 1.The ASCC is of the opinion that the balance of scientific evidence is that there is no reason for concern for users of personal care and cosmetic products. 2. ASCC has the position that there is no […]

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Substantiation of cosmetic claims

​ Substantiation of cosmetic claims Date: 31st January 1996 A POSITION PAPER PREPARED ON BEHALF OF THE AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF COSMETIC CHEMISTS FIRST EDITION PREPARED BY: Dr Keith Hall Proctor & Gamble DATE: April 1989 SECOND EDITION PREPARED BY: Dr Frances Scriven S.M.A.R.T Research (Assistance with clinical references from Dr Sandra Webb, Quintiles) DATE: January […]

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Baby Products

​ Baby Products Date: 1st May 2001 THE AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF COSMETIC CHEMISTS POSITION PAPER BABY PRODUCTS Prepared by Henry King, BSc Downunder Cosmetics/Chemicals May, 2001. INTRODUCTION Because of physiologic characteristics in newborn babies (see Figure 1), products formulated for babies require special consideration. Figure 1 is included in this paper to give a better […]

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Natural

Natural Date: 14th January 2011 Position Paper Natural Prepared by John R Warby B Sc, Grad Dip (Ind Eng), ASTC, FRACI First issue: April 2007 – this issue January 2011 Abstract There is much discussion, debate and confusion on the meaning of terms such as ‘natural’, ‘naturally derived’, ‘organic’ etc as applied to personal care […]

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Preservatives Used in Personal Care Products

​ Preservatives Used in Personal Care Products Date: 14th January 2011 AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF COSMETIC CHEMISTS POSITION PAPER Preservatives Used in Personal Care Products Rita Sellars & Ric Williams Date: September, 2010 Executive Summary 1. This paper is an ASCC first issue position statement prompted by recent publicity about parabens and consumer trends that have […]

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