CTPA Ingredient Labelling Help

4 March 2018

The CTPA has produced an ingredient labelling help note for dermatologists. This note explains the standardisation of cosmetic ingredient (INCI) labelling, with further detail specifically on hair colorants, fragrance allergens and methylisothiazolinone (MIT). The note enables dermatologists to inform their patients what ingredient names to look for on-pack and avoid if diagnosed as allergic to them.

Tables of INCI names of ingredients which are more commonly associated with sensitisation are provided, along with the chemical names and some trade names of the ingredients.

The INCI names of nut-derived ingredients and the INCI names of the 26 fragrance allergens which must be labelled on the product packaging if present above a certain threshold, have also been provided.

The Ingredient Labelling Help Note for Dermatologists may be found under the Ingredient Labelling section on the CTPA website.

CTPA Patch test mailbox

4 March 2018

In order for dermatologists to contact the correct personnel responsible for Cosmetovigilance within cosmetic companies, CTPA holds a list of contact details for the relevant contact within each company. Cosmetovigilance is the name given to the legal obligations for companies to address undesirable effects to cosmetic products.

To request the contact details for a manufacturer, please email

CTPA has issued a set of patch test guidelines to its member companies to help provide a greater understanding of what is required by dermatologists, and to establish a dialogue on this matter.

Birmingham Update Meeting 2017 a great success

1 October 2017

Dr Donna Thompson ran a hugely successful meeting in Stratford in September. Over 70 delegates attended. Lectures from Dr Mike Beck and Prof Ian White were particularly well received. The next update will take place in 2y time on the 4th Friday/Sat of September 2019.

Online applications now live

30 August 2017

You can now apply for membership to the BSCA by visiting the BAD web portal:

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New website

1 July 2017

Our new website launched at our 2017 AGM. Members, please check your email for login details.

BAD to manage subscriptions

30 June 2017

By the end of July, BAD will take over the management of applications to the BSCA. So if you are considering applying please check back soon.

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