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Update: TSCA Reform Bill Signed into Law: What You Need to Know

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to implement a law that is an amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Update includes comments from IFRANA's president and CEO.

Making Hair (Claims) Do What You Want

Following in the footsteps of skin care claims, hair care claims are growing bolder as manufacturers try to get an edge on their competition. But no matter how bold the claim, the need for scientific data to substantiate it remains.

Update: TSCA Reform Bill is Trying to Make its Way to President's Desk

A bill that amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to revise regulations on chemicals has passed the House although what is next now remains in question.

Beiersdorf Nixes ‘Aquaphor’ Diaper Rash Cream Claim After NAD Inquiry

Following an inquiry by the National Advertising Division, the maker of Aquaphor Baby Diaper Rash Cream is permanently discontinuing express claims that the product relieves diaper rash in six hours.

FDA Warns About Stimulating Collagen, Lightening and Other Claims

The FDA has issued a warning about claims which would imply certain cosmetics would be considered drugs under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Health Canada Warns About MI/MCI in Leave-on Formulas

As of June 14, 2016 all products containing MI/MCI preservatives intended for use by children should no longer be available for purchase, according to Health Canada. All other products may not be available after December 31, 2016.

Claims: The Lifeline to Product Success in the Marketplace

Les Smith, C&T scientific advisor, offers his insights on recent trends in claims substantiation and its direct impact on the role of the cosmetic formulator.

BASF Applauds EU's Zinc Oxide Approval

Now that the EU has approved zinc oxide beginning May 21, BASF applauds the move which will support formulation of products aimed at filtering UV rays.

Make Your Claims Bulletproof: Let Science Serve as Your Vest

Manufacturers are easy and frequent targets of litigation for claims they make on their products. You can avoid unwanted attention from regulatory organizations by ensuring your claims are substantiated by science.

EU Gives Zinc Oxide, POK the OK for Certain Uses

Formulators will be able to use zinc oxide and potassium hydroxide in cosmetics and personal care products under certain new European Union guidelines starting May 21.

The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act Gains Momentum

Support for H.R. 4075, the Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act, is gaining momentum with recent backing from two U.S. congressional leaders, including a Democratic cosponsor. ICMAD applauds the move.

Can You Promote ‘All-natural’ With Synthetic Ingredients?

The FTC determines companies can’t promote their personal care products as “all natural” if they contain any synthetics, such as dimethicone and phenoxyethanol.

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C&T Summit

C&T Summit is a new two-day event for cosmetic scientists focused on both theory and application. Coming June 26 & 27, 2014 to University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about the conference and join the mailing list to learn more today.

Coloring the Cosmetic World

Coloring the Cosmetic World book cover

Finally! A practical resource on cosmetic pigments in one book. Edwin B. Faulkner offers a comprehensive look at what goes into selecting colors for decorative cosmetic products. Order your copy today.