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The Future is Here

By: Sara Mason
Posted: March 3, 2010, from the March 2010 issue of GCI Magazine.

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“As we look toward the future, we see a strong trend to further focus on sophisticated science and research in all aspects: novel ingredients of all origins, novel delivery systems, novel ways to substantiate the claims with new techniques and methods both in vitro and in vivo,” says Sederma’s Lintner. But first, stifling regulatory issues must be addressed. “The industry needs one globally harmonized regulatory framework for cosmetic products that recognizes the true benefits to well-being of the consumers, the excellent safety record of the industry in the past 60 years and the commitment to constantly raise the level of quality of the products,” he concludes.

Without that legislation, the industry must demonstrate responsibility by thoroughly examining the implications and effects of the ingredients and products it develops—to innovate with caution.

Additional insight from Mike Efting, president, Viachem, Ltd., is available here.

Sara Mason is a freelance writer based in the Chicagoland area. She was previously managing editor of GCI magazine.