Most Popular in Regulatory
- New U.S. UV Filters and the Cosmetic Outlook in Canada for Sunscreens
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- Korean Cosmetic Regulations
- Massive Innovations, Complex Regulations: The Entanglements of Hair Care Products
- Bill to Phase Out Animal Testing Reaches US House
- The Nagoya Protocol for Cosmetics and Extracts
- Importing Cosmetics into Japan, Part 2: Distributor Licensing and Sunscreens
- The Labeling of Fragrance Allergens in the European Union
- Read the Label: Erborian Pâte Au Ginseng Black Concentrated Mask
- Myanmar Cosmetic Regulations
Most Recent in Regulatory
Jul 1, 2015
Companies will have three years to phase out the use of plastic microbeads from their cosmetic products in Connecticut following a state ban.
Jun 30, 2015
The Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation will provide new opportunities for enhancing the global beauty trade.
Jun 29, 2015
The Humane Cosmetics Act aims to end animal testing for cosmetics after a one year phase in and it would also phase out the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in three years.
Jun 26, 2015
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.
Jun 8, 2015
Erborian Korean Skin Care’s syrup-like black mask claims to help skin appear smoother and feel more elastic.
Jun 5, 2015
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.
Jun 2, 2015
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.
Jun 1, 2015
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.
May 27, 2015
New rules simplify access to biodiversity and establishment of benefits sharing.
May 22, 2015
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.
Apr 10, 2015
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.
Apr 1, 2015
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.
Mar 31, 2015
Wisconsin is joining New York and Illinois in elliminating polyethylene microbeads from cosmetics.
Mar 24, 2015
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.
Mar 3, 2015
Cosmetic scientists know the headaches of alarmist groups and junk science. They reformulate products pulled from shelves due to mistruths from would-be "experts." Joe Schwarcz, PhD, of McGill University will explore why there is a need to demystify cosmetic science during the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit.
Mar 1, 2015
Device technology can provide the consumer with superior results during their beauty routines, and results that are not always achievable by the use of cosmetics alone. Beauty devices, however, involve entirely new regulatory and quality paradigms that may be foreign to practitioners in the cosmetics industry.
Mar 1, 2015
There is a growing trend toward questioning the need for preservatives. This is worrisome, as most cosmetic products require preservatives to adequately protect them from contamination by microorganisms. This column looks at how microbes grow, how preservatives prevent them, and the process and environment needed to effectively and safely preserve personal care.
Feb 4, 2015
The cosmetics industry has a long history of using science to ensure the safety and efficacy of products. However, advances in research on the physiological interactions of products have had many consequences. These will be the crux of a discussion led by Steve Barton during the Cosmetics & Toiletries Summit this June.
Jan 30, 2015
The concepts of “anti-aging” and the “reduction of old age” have gained popularity over the years, especially since people are living much longer. However, with the recent boom in technological and scientific discoveries, many of these new products are being engineered to produce results that are caused by changes in the user’s cells. If these innovations are effective and actually produce structural changes in the skin, are they still cosmetic products?
Jan 29, 2015
The Chinese cosmetic market is booming, and there are many cosmetic companies that already sell or want to sell products there. However, the Chinese Food and Drug Administration has proposed new labeling regulations that, if enacted, would make it more difficult and more costly to sell foreign cosmetics in China, particularly color cosmetics.