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Parabenes in men cosmetics

A study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, found that sperm counts among western men have more than halved in 40 years – and the reasons are unclear. Now a research in Poland found that men using parabens in grooming products were more likely to have abnormally-shaped sperm and sperm that does not move as well as it should.

They tested the preservatives butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben, which has been used in the past in cosmetic products. They also found out that butylparabene was also linked to greater chances of DNA damage in the sperm.

In regulation (EU) 1004/2014 from 18. September 2014 the concentration of butylparabene and propylparabene is limited to 0,19 % total amount of bouth parabenes. Isopropyparabene is prohibited and the limits of ethylparabene and methylparabene are not changed.

But anyway butylparabene and propylparabene are further potential risk in meaning of the commission.

first own cosmetic line

Fekunda proudly presents its first own cosmetic line. It start with the label Dr. Lanfermann. the first new products are high efficient products for hair care. TRIPLEX Base protects the hair during chemical processes like bleaching or dying. But this product reacts also as intensive care of stressed hair. TRIPLEX Shine bring back shiny hair. All products are available for hairdresser and also for home application.

Several hairdressers has tested the products and they are excited. TRIPLEX – the better one.

Methylisothiazolinon from 12.02.2017 forbidden

With the Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1198 from 22. July 2016 the commission has forbidden the usage of methylisothiazolinon in all cosmetic leave-on products starting 12. February 2017.

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has tested methylisothiazolinon since end of 2013. The SCCS came to the conclusion that the usage of 100 ppm methylisothiazolinon in cosmetic products is not safe for the consumer. For leave-on cosmetic products (including ‘wet  wipes’), no safe concentrations of methylisothiazolinone for induction of contact allergy or  elicitation have been adequately demonstrated.

To avoid further more allergic reactions they banned methylisothiazolinon in leave-on products. At 12. February 2017 only cosmetic products which comply with the regulation shall be placed and made available in the Union market.

Leave-on products: body lotions, skin care products, styling products, etc

Leave-off products: shampoos, conditioner, etc


Is certified natural cosmetics better?

Before answering this question I’ve another question: Do you get better products from those companies having a certified quality system acc. ISO 9001?

Certifications are expensive. But what is the benefit? Of course the marketing is focussed on a special customer group. But certification in cosmetics is not harmonized. This is the biggest problem. Each certifier has it’s own rules. But all these rules allow only the usage of rawmaterials. Main rawmaterials are natural products like oils and extracted naturals. The reason is, that all people think, that natural products are harmless, are green.

In 2015 the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) investigated herbages like rosemary, dill, oregano and chive. In 6,5 – 9,0 % of the samples the limet of pesticides is exceeded. These results are for food, but what are the results for cosmetic rawmaterials? All certifier seem to be uninterested in pesticides. Only one time a get a laboratory result of pesticides from a lot of beewax.

Next problem are allergenic reactions. Herbal extracted are very prone. But from the certifier no tests are requested.

I think there is still a lot to be done.