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The Confounding Nature of Regulating Natural Personal Care Ingredients

What makes a product safe? What makes a product nature-inspired or pseudo-natural? Existing and pending regulations—and the mixed messaging that results—create confusion for the consumer and safety dilemmas for product manufacturers.

Consumers Reading Labels: Can You Define SPF?

Recent study "Assessment of Consumer Knowledge of New Sunscreen Labels” finds consumers are still confused over sunscreen terminology and less than half could define SPF.

Read the Label: Erborian Pâte Au Ginseng Black Concentrated Mask

Erborian Korean Skin Care’s syrup-like black mask claims to help skin appear smoother and feel more elastic.

PASS Coalition Urges Industry to Petition for Sunscreen Approvals

The PASS Coalition is petitioning the U.S. president to act immediately to fight skin cancer. The goal of this petition is to reach 100,000 signatures by June 21, 2015.

Massive Innovations, Complex Regulations: The Entanglements of Hair Care Products

Few relationships are as volatile as the one we share with our hair. Either we have too much of it or too little; we grow it where we don’t want it and lose it where we do. Regardless of each individual case, hair growth and removal spawns all kinds of new technology, and along with it, new regulations.

ICMAD Rejects Feinstein Bill for ‘Restraining Innovation’

The Feinstein Bill, which the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) opposed, requires the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to review chemicals used in products and provide clear guidance on their safety.

Brazil Eases Biodiversity Restrictions on Cosmetic R&D

New rules simplify access to biodiversity and establishment of benefits sharing.

The Nagoya Protocol for Cosmetics and Extracts

The Nagoya Protocol is an international law applying to genetic resources and ensuring the countries of origin share in the benefits from using these materials.

Asia-Pacific Update on Korean Organic Standards

The new Korean Regulation on Organic Cosmetics Standards, which goes into effect on June 24, 2015, has set forth guidelines for raw material sourcing and processing of organic cosmetic products, as outlined here. This regulation aims to prevent incorrect organic products and ensure a quality supply of organic products by establishing criteria for their creation.

Wisconsin Joins in On Microbead Ban, Other States Follow

Wisconsin is joining New York and Illinois in elliminating polyethylene microbeads from cosmetics.

New U.S. UV Filters and the Cosmetic Outlook in Canada for Sunscreens

Skin cancer is the most common cancer today, but only recently has industry pressure and political leadership compelled changes in the North American regulatory paradigm of sunscreen products. The passage of the Sunscreen Innovation Act in the United States and the suggestion to regulate sunscreens as cosmetics in Canada would give regulators the tools to reboot a stalled approval system.

FDA Hones in on Cosmetic Claims

The FDA issued five such letters since November 2014, the most recent being sent to StriVectin. Following those letters, the FDA has also issued a document that clarifies cosmetic versus drug claims for the consumer to highlight what cosmetic companies are able to say.

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