Category Archives: cosmetics

Centella asiatica in perfumery and cosmetic products.

  Centella asiatica is an unremarkable plant growing in tropical regions of Asia, Oceania, Africa and America. Centella leaves, or gotu cola (“fountain of youth”), are applied in Chinese and Indian traditional medicine to treat ulcers, swelling, wound healing. In addition, there is evidence that the centella extract contributes to the improvement of cognitive functions in neurodegenerative disorders. Currently, Centella asiatica

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What is EDC and what does it have to do with cosmetics?

EDC (Endocrine disrupting chemicals) – chemicals that destroy the endocrine system (a system of glands that make hormones). Currently, a team of European Union experts classified approximately 150 substances as EDCs. Surprisingly, representatives of this group of substances can still be part of food, plastic packaging and cosmetic products. What compounds are included in EDC? How dangerous are they? And

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Cosmeceuticals: medicinal products or perfumery and cosmetic products?

Cosmeceuticals (active cosmetics, therapeutic cosmetics) are a category of goods at the junction of medicines and cosmetic products. Cosmeceuticals include various biologically active substances that are not medicinal in certain concentrations. Cosmeceuticals have functional, measurable therapeutic and preventive properties. This is what distinguishes them from products strictly cosmetic. The term “cosmeceuticals” was proposed by Dr. Albert Kligman in 1984 while

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Classification of perfumery and cosmetic products

According to the official website of the Federal Accreditation Service (https://pub.fsa.gov.ru/rds/declaration), 1,461 perfumery and cosmetic products (PCP – if shortly) names have been certified in the territory of the Russian Federation and have the status of “Valid”. Which categories do declared products refer to? How are the PСP generally classified? Answers to these questions will be provided in this article.

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Skin aging and UV radiation

For many people, it sounds strange, but the skin is the biggest organ of our body, which is exposed to the strongest environmental impact every day. During life, the skin accumulates various lesions and therefore is a visual “aid” for aging of the human body. Skin aging at this stage of evolutionary development is an inevitable process, but someone manages

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Botulinum toxin – poison or drug?

Not so long ago it became known that the American biopharmaceutical company AbbVie became the lucky owner of the Irish manufacturer of drugs Allergan. According to the representative of AbbVie, this acquisition will allow the company to focus on the development of new drugs without compromising the business. Allergan’s portfolio includes drugs for the treatment of ophthalmic, neurological and gastrointestinal

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Triclosan in the composition of medical products

Not so long ago on our site there were published several articles devoted to the most sensational categories of substances, which are often included in cosmetics and medicines, as well as in medical devices and raise disputes among consumers, manufacturers, environmentalists and other communities. (Read more about this in the articles about parabens and silicons). Triclozan is also the subject

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Import of samples for declaration of perfumery and cosmetic products

Declaration of perfumery and cosmetic products on the territory of the customs union becomes a difficult task for foreign manufacturers. In particular, it is a question of import of samples to the territory of the Russian Federation. Just a few months ago, it was possible to use any samples on the hands for declaration purposes. However, everything has changed since

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Silicons in cosmetics, drugs and medical devices

Nowadays, we can often hear that certain cosmetic products do not contain parabens and silicones. About what parabens are, what they are used for and how dangerous they are, you can read here. As for silicones, they are widely used in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries, as well as in medical practice. Since 2002, approximately 470,000 tons of silicones have

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Parabens in cosmetics and drugs

Parabens are widely used in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries as preservatives. Their use is not prohibited by the FDA of the USA and the Russian Federation, but in EU countries their content, for example, in cosmetic products has a maximum permissible concentration (MPC) — 0.4% for individual substances and 0.8% for mixtures of substances.  What are parabens? Is

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