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  • Sunscreen labeling requirements on INCI …. (Alphabetical is ok?)

    Posted by graillotion on October 9, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    On another forum, someone showed (and I suspect they live in another country) a USA made sunscreen, and the INCI was in alphabetical order.  (Therefore, water was next to last, only behind the X-gum.)

    Is this an acceptable format for sunscreen….in the USA?  Other parts of the world?

    Just curious.

    jemolian replied 1 year, 6 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • microformulation

    Member
    October 9, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    No.

  • graillotion

    Member
    October 9, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    No.

    I didn’t think so…but I don’t mess with either sunscreen… or the rest of the world (other than Korea).

  • squinny

    Member
    October 9, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Interesting - The Skin Cancer Australian Council sunscreen only lists the Active Ingredients (not inactive) and the preservative. I would have thought there would be a full ingredients on the bottle list but there isnt. Maybe they dont need to and dont want to show all the cheap ingredients they use (ie mainly water)? I find it a bit weird as all cosmetic type lotions and creams all have to have a fill list here.
    Sunscreens | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

    Ingredients on labels

    All active ingredients must be declared on the labels of therapeutic sunscreen in Australia.

  • graillotion

    Member
    October 9, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    Squinny said:

    Interesting - The Skin Cancer Australian Council sunscreen only lists the Active Ingredients (not inactive) and the preservative. I would have thought there would be a full ingredients on the bottle list but there isnt. Maybe they dont need to and dont want to show all the cheap ingredients they use (ie mainly water)? I find it a bit weird as all cosmetic type lotions and creams all have to have a fill list here.
    Sunscreens | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

    Ingredients on labels

    All active ingredients must be declared on the labels of therapeutic sunscreen in Australia.

    Sorry….there was one more pic….that I should have included, but I was more interested in the alphabetical listing of the inactives.

  • jemolian

    Member
    October 10, 2022 at 9:33 am

    Perhaps they just treated it as a pure drug product and not as a drug/cosmetics, which the drug/cosmetics should still list the ingredients normally. 

    At least i didn’t see anything related to inactive ingredients for my Asean directives for sunscreen guidelines 

    Ref 

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