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Pick and Choose—Balancing Sunscreen Benefits: Sun Protection or Vitamin D?

It’s well-known that over-exposure to UV light is harmful to the body, yet it is vital for production of essential vitamin D. Understanding the balance between the benefits of sun protection and vitamin D synthesis is not yet well understood.

Switzerland Plans to Ban Animal-tested Cosmetic Ingredients

As part of the momentum that is growing globally to ban testing on animals for cosmetics, the Swiss government is planning to ban the sale of cosmetics containing ingredients newly tested on animals.

BASF Facility Certified for Halal Production

BASF received the international halal certification HAS 23000 for the 145 ingredients the company offers for personal and home care products.

Nanotechnology: A Big Deal in a Small Package

Nanotechnology and nanomaterials open up an abundance of options for cosmetic formulators to develop innovative new products. Likewise, they open up an abundance of regulatory concerns. Here’s a look at the regulatory implications of nanomaterials in skin care applications.

The Issues Common With Trending Natural Ingredients: The Pitfalls of Naturals

The ever-evolving nature of skin care presents ongoing challenges for marketing claims and labeling. Here are a few things to watch out for.

Danish EPA Suggests Nano-cosmetic Provisions

Denmark’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recommending that persistent nano-transporters should be adopted in nanomaterial provisions.

Florida Considers Changing Cosmetics Mandate

The state of Florida is considering changing a mandate on the biannual registration of cosmetics.

Microbeads Could Be Ousted in Australia

Supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles are removing all personal care and beauty products containing these tiny microparticles off the shelves.

Prop 65 Not Cool with Aloe Vera Extract

The state of California intends to list aloe vera, whole leaf extract and goldenseal root powder as known to cause cancer under Proposition 65.

Gauging Cosmetic Safety in a Post-Animal Testing World

The testing of cosmetic and personal care products on animals has become widely perceived as a vile, often cruel and inhumane practice. Many countries have either banned its use or have pending legislation to do so. The dilemma this leaves is creating reliable methods to test products for safety and quality.

Frequency of Preservative Use Update Through 2014

It has been four years since this author last reviewed the preservatives being used in U.S. and Canadian cosmetics. Since then, continuing attacks against preservatives have kept formulators scrambling. This report discusses some of these attacks and compares the frequency of preservatives used in the last report with today’s numbers, to see what impact these attacks have had.

Meet the Alternative to the Feinstein Bill

The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act, an alternative to last year's proposed Personal Care Products Safety Act, makes sense and is supported by ICMAD. Here's why.

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C&T Summit

C&T Summit is a new two-day event for cosmetic scientists focused on both theory and application. Coming June 26 & 27, 2014 to University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about the conference and join the mailing list to learn more today.

Coloring the Cosmetic World

Coloring the Cosmetic World book cover

Finally! A practical resource on cosmetic pigments in one book. Edwin B. Faulkner offers a comprehensive look at what goes into selecting colors for decorative cosmetic products. Order your copy today.