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Further information

  • IKW recommendations on cosmetic products
    (more recommendations in German)
  • Cosmetics Europe recommendations on cosmetic products
  • Cosmetics Europe guidelines on cosmetic products
  • ISO/TC 217 Standards on cosmetic products
  • ISO/TC 106/SC 7 Standards on oral care products (ISO 11609 and ISO 16408)
  • SCCS's notes of guidance for the testing of cosmetic ingredients and their safety evaluation - 9th revision
  • SCCS: Guidance on the safety assessment of nanomaterials in cosmetics
  • EU Commission Guidelines on Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009
  • CTFA Safety Evaluation Guidelines (2007).
  • Perfume safety assessment: Cosmetics Europe/IFRA-Guidelines on Exchange of Information Between Fragrance Suppliers and Cosmetic Manufacturers, 2014 (pdf-Download).
  • G. Mildau, A. Burkhard, J. Daphi-Weber, J. Große-Damhues, J. Jung, B. Schuster, C. Walther: "Basic Requirements for Safety Assessments of Cosmetic Products"; SOFW Journal 6-2007 (pdf-Download).
  • G. Mildau, B. Huber: "The New EC Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 – Contents and First Explanations"; SOFW Journal 3-2010 (pdf-Download).
  • G. Mildau, B. Huber: "The new EU Cosmetics Regulation - what is really changing?"; COSSMA 5-2013 (pdf-Download).
  • G. Mildau, B. Huber: "Safety, responsibility, animal tests, and more"; COSSMA 6-2013  (pdf-Download).
  • IKW: "Data Sources for the Safety Assessment of Cosmetic Products in the EU"; September 2016 (pdf-Download).
  • IKW: "Safety Assessment and Safety Report in the EC Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009"; March 2014 (pdf-Download).
  • IKW: "Considerations on product packaging within the framework of the safety assessment of cosmetic products"; March 2014 (pdf-Download).
  • IKW: "Declaration on the assessment of packaging/packaging materials within the framework of the safety assessment for cosmetic products - Supplier document to confirm compliance with the requirements"; draft, May 2014 (pdf-Download).
  • IKW Working Group "Baby Cosmetics": "Children’s and Baby Cosmetics – Product Safety Information"; SOFW Journal 10-2004 (pdf-Download).
  • G. J. Nohynek, E. Antignac, T. Re, H. Toutain: "Safety assessment of personal care products/cosmetics and their ingredients"; Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 243 (2010), 239–259.
  • H. Rothe, R. Fautz, E. Gerber, L. Neumann, K. Rettinger, W. Schuh, C. Gronewold: "Special aspects of cosmetic spray safety evaluations: Principles on inhalation risk assessment"; Toxicology Letters 205 (2011), 97–104 (Download).
  • W. Steiling, M. Bascompta, P. Carthew, G. Catalano, N. Corea, A. D’Haese, P. Jackson, L. Kromidas, P. Meurice, H. Rothe, M. Singal: "Principle considerations for the risk assessment of sprayed consumer products"; Toxicology Letters 227 (2014), 41–49, open access.
  • Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) - safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients in the US
  • R. Kroes, A. G. Renwick, V. Feron, C. L. Galli, M. Gibney, H. Greim, R. H. Guy, J. C. Lhuguenot, J. J. M. van de Sandt: "Application of the threshold of toxicological concern (TTC) to the safety evaluation of cosmetic ingredients"; Food and Chemical Toxicology 45 (2007), 2533–2562.
  • E. Antignac, G. J. Nohynek, T. Re, J. Clouzeau, H. Toutain: "Safety of botanical ingredients in personal care products/cosmetics"; Food and Chemical Toxicology 49 (2011), 324-341.
  • V. Rogiers, M. Pauwels (Hrsg.): "Safety Assessment of Cosmetics in Europe", in: "Current Problems in Dermatology Vol. 36"; Karger, Basel, 2008.
  • M. Pauwels, V. Rogiers: "Database Search for Safety Information on Cosmetic Ingredients"; Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 49 (2007), 208-216.
  • M. Pauwels, V. Rogiers: "EU Legislations Affecting Safety Data Availability of Cosmetic Ingredients"; Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 49 (2007), 308-315.
  • V. Rogiers: "Validated Alternative Methods Available for Human Health Safety Assessment of Cosmetic Products and Their Ingredients in the European Union"; in A. O. Barel, M. Paye, H. I. Maibach (eds.): "Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology", 4th ed., CRC Press, Boca Raton (2014), 647-663.
  • M. Macfarlane, P. Jones, C. Goebel, E. Dufour, J. Rowland, D. Araki, M. Costabel-Farkas, N. J. Hewitt, J. Hibatallah, A. Kirst, P. McNamee, F. Schellauf, J. Scheel: "A tiered approach to the use of alternatives to animal testing for the safety assessment of cosmetics: Skin irritation", Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 54 (2009); 188–196 (pdf-Download).
  • P. McNamee, J. Hibatallah, M. Costabel-Farkas, C. Goebel, D. Araki, E. Dufour, N. J. Hewitt, P. Jones, A. Kirst, B. Le Varlet, M. Macfarlane, M. Marrec-Fairley, J. Rowland, F. Schellauf, J. Scheel: "A tiered approach to the use of alternatives to animal testing for the safety assessment of cosmetics: Eye irritation"; Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 54 (2009), 197–209 (pdf-Download).
  • S. Pfuhler, A. Kirst, M. Aardema, N. Banduhn, C. Goebel, D. Araki, M. Costabel-Farkas, E. Dufour, R. Fautz, J. Harvey, N. J. Hewitt, J. Hibatallah, P. Carmichael, M. Macfarlane, K. Reisinger, J. Rowland, F. Schellauf, A. Schepky, J. Scheel: "A tiered approach to the use of alternatives to animal testing for the safety assessment of cosmetics: Genotoxicity. A COLIPA analysis”; Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 57 (2010), 315–324 (pdf-Download).
  • C. McNamara, D. Rohan, D. Golden, M. Gibney, B. Hall, S. Tozer, B. Safford, M. Coroama, M. C. Leneveu-Duchemin, W. Steiling: "Probabilistic modelling of European consumer exposure to cosmetic products"; Food and Chemical Toxicology 45 (2007), 2086–2096.
  • B. Hall, S. Tozer, B. Safford, M. Coroama, W. Steiling, M. C. Leneveu-Duchemin, C. McNamara, M. Gibney: "European consumer exposure to cosmetic products, a framework for conducting population exposure assessments"; Food and Chemical Toxicology 45 (2007), 2097–2108.
  • B. Hall, W. Steiling, B. Safford, M. Coroama, S. Tozer, C. Firmani, C. McNamara, M. Gibney: "European consumer exposure to cosmetic products, a framework for conducting population exposure assessments, Part 2"; Food and Chemical Toxicology 49 (2011), 408–422.
  • W. Steiling, P. Buttgereit, B. Hall, L. O’Keeffe, B. Safford, S. Tozer, M. Coroama: "Skin exposure to deodorants/antiperspirants in aerosol form"; Food and Chemical Toxicology 50 (2012), 2206–2215.
  • Exposure Factors Handbook: 2011 Edition, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – EPA (Download).
  • Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – EPA (2008, Download).
  • Derivation of Assessment Factors for Human Health Risk Assessment, ECETOC Technical Report 86, Brussels (February 2003).
  • Chemical-Specific Adjustment Factors for Interspecies Differences and Human Variability: Guidance Document for Use of Data in Dose/Concentration-Response Assessment, WHO, Geneva (2005).