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Fatty Amines Market Size Expected to Escalate

Grand Review Research is expecting a rapid pick-up in the fatty amines market as the Asia-Pacific region drives the industry to the top. This market is especially prevalent among personal care and household products.

Nagoya Protocol Takes Bio Products to 'Flask' in Korea

The Nagoya Protocol went into effect on August 17, 2017, in Korea. How might this impact the region, or even the greater cosmetics industry? It may be too soon to tell.

[podcast] The Ugly Truth About Cosmetic Marketing

Paraben-free—a marketing term that helped to propel consumer fear of ingredients such as preservatives and sulfates. Rob Ross-Fichtner, of Focal Point Research Inc., shared in an exclusive interview how this movement toward misinformation started, how groups perpetuating consumer mistrust responded and where the industry goes from here.

Laying Down the Law: EU Labeling Requirements

Consumer information is an important part of the European Cosmetics Regulation and consists of two major components: product labeling and claims. This installment lays down the labeling laws.

Cosmetics in the Age of 'Greenwashing'

Cosmetics and personal care products play an enormous role in consumers' lives but their industry faces challenges in the harsh light of today's "natural" seeking world.

A Century of Cosmetic Regulation [Timeline]

The modern FDA began to take shape after color additive misuse came to light in The Jungle. Personal care regulation has come a long way in the century that followed—Click through to learn more.

Rising Temperatures for the Anti-Pollution Market

What does global warming mean for personal care? As air pollution climbs worldwide, targeted personal care products are becoming more desirable to prevent premature aging and protect skin health. Formulators have their eyes on efficacy and product variations to best suit multiple skin types and ethnicities.

The Face Value of SPF Testing: Rethinking Sun Protection Claims

Consumer safety could be at risk if SPF values are not accurately represented on product labels, providing inconsistent results in the industry. Formulators must use corroborating evidence to ensure that tested SPF values ring true, based on dependable products.

Is it Toxic? EU Mandate, Part 10: Safety

For each cosmetic product placed on the EU market, a safety evaluation must be performed. This includes a review of the toxicological profile of its ingredients, with a particular focus on genotoxicity. This mandate is described here.

Lipotec Receives Two COSMOS Approvals

Lipotec had its first COSMOS approval for not just one, but two ingredients. The standard tells consumers the ingredients are certified organic and natural and are trustworthy for cosmetics, in addition to having clearance for safety within the industry and the environment.

CTPA Responds to 'Harmful' Organic Ingredient Claims

The CTPA responded to a recent independent report flagging potentially "harmful" natural and organic cosmetic ingredients, insisting that safety concerns were invalid.

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