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Agency may be teaming with an outside party to conduct a maximum usage trial on sunscreen formulations. FDA guidance advises MUsTs to assess systemic exposure to sunscreen drug ingredients, but ingredient sponsors have been loath to invest in such tests due to questions about cost and viability.
Health Canada’s investigation cleared Claire’s makeup previously linked to asbestos by Scientific Analytical Institute, the same lab whose asbestos findings Tween Brands disputed last year before launching a recall based on its own testing. Cosmetics manufacturers using talc should try to keep up.
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel issued a tentative insufficient data report for Ginkgo biloba-derived ingredients at its March 5-6 meeting. The panel’s struggle to map available ingredient information and toxicity data to specific uses in the cosmetics sector signals botanical review challenges that are likely to become only more frequent.