Plant safety assessment during the JED: methods and challenges via L’observatoire des cosmétiques
18 August 2015
Given the consumer demand for more natural products and the power of the active substances obtained from botanical extracts, the cosmetics industry cannot do without raw materials derived from plants. However, due to their complexity, it remains quite challenging to assess the safety of these ingredients. Carine Tornier, of Episkin, and Fanny Boislève, of Yves Rocher, shared their experiences at the 27th European Dermocosmetology Days held by the CED (European Centre of Dermocosmetology) in Lyon, France, in May 2015.
It is mandatory to assess the safety of the plant extracts used in cosmetic products to meet regulatory requirements; but due to their complexity, the process can prove quite challenging. At the 27th European Dermocosmetology Days held by the CED (European Centre of Dermocosmetology) in Lyon, France, in May 2015, Carine Tornier, of Episkin, had come with an encouraging message: there are now many tools and solutions available to evaluate both the tolerance and sensitization potential of these ingredients.