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Aug 29, 2013 | 03:36 PM CDT
The company is on track to have its products be phthalate- and triclosan-free by 2014.
Aug 02, 2013 | 03:23 PM CDT
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries…
What a “green issue” we have! This goes not just for Cosmetics & Toiletries but the industry and world in general.
Aug 02, 2013 | 03:05 PM CDT
By: Darrin C. Duber-Smith, Green Marketing Inc.
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.
Jul 22, 2013 | 04:39 PM CDT
By: Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops
The conference opened the summer season for sun care scientists, and the topics included SPF and UVA standard tests, new sunscreen actives, greater product efficacy and improved product textures.
Jul 08, 2013 | 04:04 PM CDT
Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. and its affiliates Lissage Ltd. and E’quipe, Ltd. have recalled brightening products from the Japanese market containing the quasi-drug ingredient rhododenol (4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol).
Jul 02, 2013 | 10:24 AM CDT
By: Jonathan Hadgraft and Majella E. Lane, Univers…
Numerous claims made in the popular press misrepresent the facts about formulations, and cosmetic science is not well-served by this. Here, the authors examine a number of such statements. The influence of skin creams and formulations on the penetration of actives must be communicated in a responsible manner to the public if the industry is to banish prevalent myths.
Jul 02, 2013 | 10:08 AM CDT
By: Robert J.W. Hefford, Independent Cosmetic Advi…
The “recast” of the 1976 Cosmetics Directive was intended to make things simpler, but does it? This article reviews and comments on the EU’s regulatory position on hair dyes, as of the first half of 2013.
Jul 01, 2013 | 04:43 PM CDT
By: Chris Flower, PhD, CTPA
Although originally presented as a consolidation and simplification of the Cosmetics Directive and its complex amendments, the recasting of the directive into a regulation for cosmetic products was used as an opportunity to extend the scope in several areas. One of these concerned the use of nanomaterial in cosmetic products, now defined in Article 2(k) of the regulation. It states, “‘Nanomaterial’ means an insoluble or biopersistent and intentionally manufactured material with one or more external dimensions, or an internal structure, on the scale from 1 to 100 nm.”
Jul 01, 2013 | 04:23 PM CDT
By: John F. Krowka, PhD, Personal Care Products Co…
Preservatives are critical ingredients in personal care products and cosmetics, where they help to ensure consumer safety as well as product performance and stability. Among these materials, formaldehyde-donor (FD) preservatives have demonstrated a long history of safe and effective use for controlling microbial growth.
Jun 26, 2013 | 10:07 AM CDT
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published its Draft Guidance for Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), an update to its Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Guidelines/Inspection Checklist, mostly to include ISO 227 16:2007 as part of an effort to harmonize GMPs internationally.