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Jun 23, 2010 | 05:20 PM CDT
By: Katie Schaefer, C&T magazine
Innovative raw materials and research abounded at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ (SCC) 2010 Annual Scientific Seminar; however, challenges from previous years continued—namely, the line between cosmetics and drugs, how to become more eco-friendly, and how to reinvent the hair care and color cosmetic categories.
Jun 21, 2010 | 05:02 PM CDT
US retailer Whole Foods will now require personal care products having organic claims to be third-party certified by the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) National Organic Program (NOP) standard by June 1, 2011, in order to be sold at its stores.
May 27, 2010 | 02:10 PM CDT
By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
In 2004, State Assemblyperson Judy Chu (D–Monterey Park, CA) fired the first bullets at the cosmetics industry by introducing a bill in California to ban certain ingredients from all cosmetics sold in the state.
May 25, 2010 | 09:17 AM CDT
John Bailey, chief scientist of the Personal Care Products Council, has released a statement in response to the 2010 Environmental Working Group (EWG) Sunscreen Report.
May 18, 2010 | 03:14 PM CDT
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
In this excerpt, Tony O'Lenick looks to Perry Romanowski to explain how to list ingredients on a cosmetic product label in the United States, for the benefit of novice formulators.
May 10, 2010 | 12:20 PM CDT
By: Annelie Struessman, PhD, CONUSBAT
The European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) has developed an approach for its members to address animal testing bans imposed by the 7th Amendment to the EU Cosmetics Directive.
May 07, 2010 | 05:52 PM CDT
By: Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, JW Solutions
In previous installments of this series, the author applied Michael Shermer's Baloney Detection Kit, which includes ten questions to ask to validate a science, to cosmetic science. Having previously applied the first eight questions, the author addresses the final two in this installment.
Apr 09, 2010 | 11:11 AM CDT
As of March 2010, raw material suppliers can certify their products under the NaTrue label in the same way as finished product manufacturers.
Apr 09, 2010 | 10:41 AM CDT
The FDA updated its Web site on Apr. 8, 2010, with its most recent information on triclosan. According to the FDA, triclosan provides a benefit to a number of personal care products, and it does not have sufficient safety evidence to recommend changing consumer use of products that contain triclosan. However, the FDA also did not have evidence that triclosan provided any additional benefit when added to antibacterial soaps and body washes.
Apr 07, 2010 | 01:57 PM CDT
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cracked down on Wisconsin-based Beehive Botanicals Inc. after the company did not comply with requests to remove and change misbranded and unapproved claims from its Web site and labels.