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Prop 65 Not Cool with Aloe Vera Extract

The state of California intends to list aloe vera, whole leaf extract and goldenseal root powder as known to cause cancer under Proposition 65.

Gauging Cosmetic Safety in a Post-Animal Testing World

The testing of cosmetic and personal care products on animals has become widely perceived as a vile, often cruel and inhumane practice. Many countries have either banned its use or have pending legislation to do so. The dilemma this leaves us creating reliable methods to test products for safety and quality.

Frequency of Preservative Use Update Through 2014

It has been four years since this author last reviewed the preservatives being used in U.S. and Canadian cosmetics. Since then, continuing attacks against preservatives have kept formulators scrambling. This report discusses some of these attacks and compares the frequency of preservatives used in the last report with today’s numbers, to see what impact these attacks have had.

Meet the Alternative to the Feinstein Bill

The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act, an alternative to last year's proposed Personal Care Products Safety Act, makes sense and is supported by ICMAD. Here's why.

Warning: Methylisothiazolinone Use Has Limits

Data shows methylisothiazolinone used as a preservative in rinse-off cosmetic products is unsafe at 100 ppm when considering contact allergy concerns.

Ready for Compliance?

The Fourth Cosmetic Compliance Summit will demonstrate a beta version of the next California Air Resource Board (CARB) reporting tool before its release in July 2016.

US Legislation Hot Topic at ICMAD, ACI Forum

In March, a collaborative forum will help the industry make sense of the ramifications of pending federal cosmetics/personal care bills.

Coral to be Harvested for Cosmetics

Maxey Cosmetics signed a five-year agreement allowing the company to harvest the tips of a locally abundant soft coral, to extract black sea rod oil for use as an ingredient in its products.

US Officially Bans Microbeads

The phase in of the law banning microbeads starts with prohibiting manufacturing microbeads starting July 1, 2017.

Chemical Safety Bill Passes Senate, Next the President's Desk

The Senate has passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century act, which improves the science behind safety testing.

Canada Senate Hashes Out Animal Testing Ban

Animal testing of cosmetics could soon be a bygone in Canada as Bill S-214 inches closer to legislation.

Canada Puts Prostaglandins on Ingredient Hotlist

Health Canada adds to its Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist of restricted cosmetics ingredients, including comments on prostaglandins, methylisothiazolinone and more.

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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.