GMP in cosmetics and ISO 22716
Professional team of All me cosmetics continuously monitors and implements international standards in the production of cosmetics. Highest quality, and above all safety of cosmetics products are our highest priority. In accordance with the new European Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 which is fully entered into force on 11th July 2013, All me cosmetics entered the process of implementing the new standard. This standard is based on the principles of GMP ( Good Manufacturing Practice) in cosmetic and guarantee the safety and the quality of products.
What is GMP in cosmetics?
GMP represents guidelines in production that are necessary to make cosmetics products hight quality and safe. These guidelines relate to all stages of production, quality control, storage as well as transport conditions. All manufacturers that wants to sell their cosmetic products in the EU must comply with GMP guidelines as a basic for the implementation of ISO 22716. Cosmetic GMP ensures guality at all stages of production: purchasing, supply and recept of raw materials and packaging, production, maintenance, quality control and also strict rules that apply to those employed in manufacturing.
According to all of the above, controlled the quality of the starting materials (raw materials and packaging , receiving raw materials and packaging (identification, verification, internal labeling, storage conditions, care of the samples, especially about cosmetic actives. Also, the rules for production plant (space, staff, equipment, hygiene), manufacturing procedure, packaging (the exact procedure in the packaging and labeling), maintenance of equipment which includes: containers for the raw materials and finished products, of the charge and the water pipes, etc. Quality control includes: assessing the quality of raw materials, packaging materials, intermediate products and final products, analytical and microbiological methods for testing of raw materials, finished products and packaging, calibration instruments for testing, sampling of raw materials and finished products as well as the existence of standard samples required for testing. In addition, according to GMP, staff in production should be trained continuosly (internal and external training) with constant checking of knowledge.
Due to the fact that the European Commission has given a period of 4 years that manufacturers align their standards according to these guidelines,I am proud to point out that All me cosmetics is for a very short period of time agreed upon its production, which is another proof and confirmation that we have achieved the highest quality and safety of its consumers.
Mag.pharm.-spec. Marija Suzić
JASMINE (Jasminum Sambac)
Ancient plant with fragrant flower, originating from India, has numerous curative effects known for a long time, for which modern science has found explanation and evidence.
There is almost no part of this plant without curative effects.
In traditional medicine of the Far East, the flower was used for treating diarrhea, fever, conjunctivitis, dermatitis, asthma, uteral bleeding and various pains (abdomen, teeth etc.), even breast cancer.
Jasmine leaf was used in treating dysentery, abdominal pain and bloating, gallbladder stones, diabetes.
The root was used in treating headache and insomnia, and it was believed that it also accelerated the healing of broken bones.
Nowadays, it has been confirmed with certainty that these and other effects result from the chemical composition of this plant, containing: cardiac glycosides, coumarin, essential oils, flavonoids, saponins and steroids.
Due to such composition, jasmine essential oil is used in cosmetics industry (manufacturing of female and male perfumes, soaps, creams, masks, etc.), while extracts of this plant are widely used today because it manifests numerous positive effects on health:
- anti cancer effect – tonic prepared from jasmine flower is useful in preventing breast cancer and stopping uteral bleeding;
- antibacterial and antifungal effect (against Escherichia Coli and other bacteria and fungi);
- antioxidant effect (against free radicals) is comparable to the same or similar effect of vitamin E (widespread application in the so-called ”anti-aging” therapy);
- sedative (calming) effect on the autonomous nervous system (sympathicus and parasympathicus) activity is attributed to the aroma of jasmine tea used in treating depression and anxiety. It is considered that it boosts optimism and returns self-confidence, relieves tension and anxiety, relieves the menopause symptoms (calms hot flashes);
- gastro-protective effect of ethanol extracts of jasmine leaf has been proven efficiently in treatment (and prevention) of gastric and duodenal ulcer;
- anti diabetic effect – reduction of blood sugar and urea level and improvement of lipid profile (in study phase).
Head of Department for Postgraduate Studies of Experimental Physiology and Pathological Physiology at Medical Faculty
Professor at Department of Medical Physiology at Medical Faculty of Belgrade University
Professor at Department of Sport Physiology at College of Sports and Health.