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Recent in Regulatory (page 1 of 32)

FDA Weighs in on Holographic Cosmetics

Holographic, iridescent and other special effect color additives have been allowed to shine in recent consumer trends. Click through for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's take on how these additives are regulated.

EU Responds to Peanut Safety Concerns

In the interest of safety, the European Commission has limited the use of peanut oil and hydrolyzed wheat proteins in cosmetics.

Australian Chemical Reform in Action

The Australian government released a proposal to change its national chemical notification scheme earlier this year, which will include a ban on animal testing. Interestingly, it allows for risk-based regulation.

FDA Sets Regulatory Framework for Regenerative Biological Therapies

It's a sign of the times when technology and innovation hit a point where the U.S. Food and Drug Administration must stop and write new rules to ensure consumer safety. That time, with respect to regenerative biological therapies, is now.

Cosmetovigilance Connections: Safety and Concerns Over Light-cured Gel Nails

Cosmetovigilance is necessary for the prevention of potentially undesirable effects from cosmetic products. In relation, UV light used to cure gel manicures is one area with which the CTPA and British Society for Cutaneous Allergy are concerned.

[podcast] Sizing up Nanotechnology in Cosmetics

Learn why size matters in an exclusive interview podcast with Russ Walters, Ph.D., of Johnson & Johnson, where he reviews nanoparticles and nanotechnology, among other concepts, within cosmetics.

Grant Receives Halal Certification

Maintaining hundreds of products and INCI ingredients, Grant Industries is now officially halal certified. This certification is in demand across nearly every country globally and the company is working to fulfill the industry need.

BASF is FONAP's Newest Supporting Member

"Becoming an official supporter of FONAP is an important signal for BASF in its ongoing efforts to foster sustainable oil palm products."

Korean Regulatory Update 2017: Get Authorized

As an update to our 2013 coverage of Korean Cosmetic Regulations, here, author and consultant Ben Teoh provides another look at the current status of cosmetic regulations this region.

The Nagoya Protocol in Action

The Nagoya Protocol is led by three main objectives: the conservation of diversity, the sustainable use of materials, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from use of these genetic resources. This overview provides greater detail.

How Natrue Plans to Stop Greenwashing

Natrue debuted its new communication tools specifically designed to help keep consumers informed about products that are truly natural and organic certified.

Navigating a Brave New Nature: Cosmetics vs. Drugs

While many can distinguish a drug from a cosmetic, per regulations in North America, the written text of how a product benefits the skin can determine how it is categorized. In Canada, a product is a cosmetic, a drug or a natural health product. In the United States, a product can be either, or comply with regulations for both cosmetics and drugs.

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