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Canada, California and Congress: The Three C’s of New North American Regulatory Concern

On April 26, 2008, Canada released new Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) requirements. These requirements are aligned with the current California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements in which companies that emit VOCs are required to register and maintain VOC records for five years.

Six Common Criteria for Cosmetic Claims in the EU

In European Cosmetics Regulation No. 1223/2009, the European Commission (EC) has chosen to regulate cosmetic claims in addition to the existing regimes, saying that consumers should be protected from misleading claims concerning efficacy and other characteristics of cosmetic products.

Six Common Criteria for Cosmetic Claims in the EU

In European Cosmetics Regulation No. 1223/2009, the European Commission (EC) has chosen to regulate cosmetic claims in addition to the existing regimes, saying that consumers should be protected from misleading claims concerning efficacy and other characteristics of cosmetic products.

W.S. Badger Recalls Baby/Kids Sunscreen Due to Compromised Preservatives

W.S. Badger Co. Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion and one lot of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion due to microbial contamination that stems from a compromised preservative system.

Scientists Find Warning Labels May Not Scare Consumers Away

Scientists at INSEAD in Singapore, Tel Aviv University and New York University have found that rather than scaring consumers away, warnings on drug labels can improve consumers’ opinions and increase product sales when there is a delay between seeing the ad and deciding to buy or consume the product.

PCPC Responds to CDC's Request for Skin Cancer Comments

The Personal Care Products Council's (PCPC) Farah Ahmed submitted comments to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to the CDC’s request for information about reducing exposure to UV radiation in order to reduce skin cancer rates.

PASS Responds to CDC Public Comments Request on Skin Cancer Prevention

In its comments, PASS requests the CDC to "urge the FDA to clear the 10-year backlog in new sunscreen applications and create a predictable, transparent and timely review process for pre-market approval of new sunscreen ingredients."

The EU's Proposed 8th Amendment

Just as the industry began to comply with the 7th Amendment to the Cosmetic Directive, the European Union (EU) Commission proposed the new 8th Amendment. After confusion surrounding the old rules, the commission attempted to correct matters, only making them worse.

Harmonizing Cosmetics Standards: ISO

The importance of harmonization continues to grow. Past and present standard-setting work by ISO, such as in microbiology and sun protection, is laying the foundation for future bridges across regulatory gaps.

Regulations in ASEAN Countries

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to harmonize its cosmetic regulatory scheme.

Labeling for Legitimacy: Certifications for Natural and Organic Personal Care

Standards for organic or natural products are largely the same, although some pertain to “natural” while others do “organic.” Each program and seal is intended for a given region, which should be taken into account when targeting specified markets. Here, the author reviews the most recognized natural and organic certifiers and seals around the globe.

'May Contain' Ingredient Disclosures

The US Code of Federal Regulations lists1 the rules for displaying ingredients, and besides outlining the content that must be included and its order of appearance, the regulation describes use of the “may contain” clause, which while legally only applies to pigments, has been abused and is thus the main topic of this column.

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