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Water quality that is more than skin deep

Water is one of the most important and widely used ingredients in the production of cosmetic and personal care products. Therefore, ensuring the quality of this vital ingredient is crucial.

The European Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 requires that all products manufactured for use in the EU must comply with the ISO 22716 Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standard. The GMP guidelines state that water used as a cosmetic ingredient should be of a defined quality and that this should be maintained through regular testing or monitoring of the water. In terms of system design, it states that the water treatment system should be designed to avoid stagnation and contamination and allow sanitisation. It also requires that the materials used in the construction of the treatment system do not affect the quality of the water.

The ISO 22716 GMP is also used as a basis for regulation outside of Europe. In 2008, the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR), the group made up of regulatory authorities from Canada, the EU, Japan and the United States, adopted ISO 22716 as the standard for cosmetics manufacturing practice. It is also recognised in Southe

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