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SaferWorldbyDesign Webinar: Part 3 - Working days of a cosmetic safety assessor in the EU

Tuesday, 7 March 2023 - 16:00 CET

Since 2013, cosmetic products must be proven safe according to the European cosmetic regulation 1223/2009. A specific branch of toxicologists work on this purpose, but what do we do as cosmetic safety assessor? From toxicological ingredient profiles to use tests in real conditions, I will present the key points to guarantee product safety in the scope of regulatory requirements and inspections of competent authorities. This will be the third entry of our SaferWorldbyDesign cosmetic safety assessment series with a focus on essential oils safety evaluation.

Titles for the series: 

  • Nanomaterials: the issue of ingredients with potential nanomaterial form in cosmetics products 
  • Packaging safety assessment: specific packaging material = specific safety evaluation 
  • Essential oils safety evaluation: how to ensure the safety of a mixture of essential oils?
  • Safety claims and specific populations: How to ensure safety claims like “hypoallergenic”, “high tolerance”  and “for pregnant women”?

Essential Oils Assessment: How to Ensure the Safety of a Mixture of Essential Oils?"

Essential oils (EOs) have become popular over the last few years and are used in many consumer products such as cosmetics, drugs, biocidal products, detergents, and botanical preparations intended for use as food supplements. Due to their specific composition, particular attention is needed in terms of safety assessment and protection of the final consumer.

Moreover, some products, particularly those related to aromatherapy, include many different EOs, leading to a wide spectrum of components. Eurosafe anticipated the growth in the EOs market, and as early as 2015, built expertise in that domain. In this matter, we are in line with the vision that the entire cosmetic trade union should begin to build. In this webinar, I will discuss the different ways to ensure the safety of essential oils, especially when dealing with products that contain multiple EOs.

Presenter: Nathan Stockman (EuroSafe) 

Nathan STOCKMAN, MSc in Toxicology, Brest Univ, is  Safety Assessor at Eurosafe. He is supervising the daily operations in the matter of drafting cosmetic product safety reports (CPSR), and he and his team encounter many cases that will form the starting materials of the 4 webinars he will deliver.

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