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Safety: Product

Various internet portals and smartphone apps offer an “assessment” of cosmetic ingredients, e.g. based on barcodes of cosmetic products. These are primarily commercial offers. IKW considers that the criteria according to which cosmetic ingredients in these offers are assessed are not transparent. ... Read more

Safety: Substances

In the recent past assessments and media reports were published which question the safety of aluminium compounds in cosmetic products. The assumptions made, according to which aluminium compounds are involved in the development of certain diseases, are not, however, based on secured scientific... Read more

Safety: Product

A sample calculation for 2011 illustrates the high safety of the products: for one million... Read more

Safety: Product

Time and again accidents occur during which babies or infants play on the diaper changing... Read more

Information for professional users

Cosmetic products are safe; nonetheless there can be an occurrence of an undesirable... Read more

Information for professional users

Together with the Central Association of the German Hairdressers IKW has published the... Read more

Safety: Product

Cosmetic products for nail modelling (nail design) which contain hydroquinone,... Read more

Safety: Product

An important contribution to the safety of cosmetic products is made by public food... Read more