Back-Label Ingredient Statement for Personal Care Cosmetics: What, Why and How to INCI


Instructor: Eric Abrutyn 
Product ID: 702076

  • Duration: 95 Min
This 90-minute webinar on black-labeling for cosmetics will show how to prepare and file a request for a monograph of a tradename ingredient, and to use INCI and back labeling as a tool for formulation and understanding the general composition of a commercial product.
Last Recorded Date: Sep-2011


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Why Should You Attend:

The course will provide information on what is involved in getting an International Nomenclature Chemical name assignment (INCI), why there is a need to proper back-labeling, and how to utilize the INCI dictionary as a valuable resource tool.

INCI is a harmonized global process, and this course will delve into the relationship between US and other global area for labeling and ingredient nomenclature. After completion of this 90-minute presentation, you should be able to understand how to use the INCI dictionary and handbook, understand the requirement and interpretation of USA FDA Fair Package and Labeling Act, and how other countries approach labeling.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, attendees will understand how to prepare and file a request for a monograph of a tradename ingredient and the rationale behind doing so. The course will also emphasize how to use INCI and back labeling as a tool for formulation and understanding the general composition of a commercial product, along with facilitating effective communications with regulatory agencies and your own customers and vendors.

Areas Covered in the Seminar:

  • Who is INC.
  • How to submit a Tradename application for INC monograph assignment.
  • Rules to Personal Care Cosmetic back labeling.
  • The symbiotic relationship between DMFs and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).
  • Common DMF errors - how to avoid them.
  • How to deal with deficiency letters and their origins.
  • Effective change control strategies.
  • Ramifications of inadequate preparation and/or maintenance and recent enforcement actions and inspectional trends.

Who Will Benefit:

This course will benefit those working with cosmetic/toiletry products and allied industries focusing on back-label ingredient statements and personal care cosmetic formulators requiring knowledge of raw material selection.

The course will be especially useful for those in industry and research laboratories interested in a basic understanding of the INC process and how it both impacts ingredient statements and tools for better selection of raw materials appropriate to the formulations objectives.

  • Cosmetic Chemists
  • Cosmetic Formulators
  • Process Engineers
  • Marketing and Claim Support Personnel

Professionals involved in the Personal Care Cosmetic industry will find this training helpful in designing the right combination of formula ingredients and proper listing on the back label.

Instructor Profile:

Eric Abrutyn, is a graduate of New York University-New Paltz with a Masters in Chemistry and of C.W. Post College/Long Island University with a B.S. in Chemistry. He has over 40 years of experience in the personal care cosmetics industry.  Eric is a member of the Technical Advisory Board and contributing editor [regular column on “Formula Deciphers”] for Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine, contributing author for SpecialChem R&D Highlights, and is a member (and past chair) of the International Nomenclature Committee (INC)—part of Personal Care Products Council's (formerly CTFA). Eric has been actively participating in the Society of Cosmetic Chemist for over 35 years, serving as Chair of Midwest and Ohio Valley chapters, Area II Director, Editor of New York Cosmetiscope, and various positions at the local and national level.

Besides working as Senior Principle Scientist for Kao Brands, Eric has worked for Dow Corning as a Senior Technical Service Scientist in the field of silicone chemistry, and Wickhen Products as Director of R&D in the field of antiperspirants, esterification, spray drying, free-radical polymerization, and controlled release. He has contributed broadly in the fields of hair care research, skin care product development & underarm product development.

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