Recent in Regulatory (page 2 of 31)

Cosmetics in the Age of 'Greenwashing'

Cosmetics and personal care products play an enormous role in consumers' lives but their industry faces challenges in the harsh light of today's "natural" seeking world.

A Century of Cosmetic Regulation [Timeline]

The modern FDA began to take shape after color additive misuse came to light in The Jungle. Personal care regulation has come a long way in the century that followed—Click through to learn more.

Rising Temperatures for the Anti-Pollution Market

What does global warming mean for personal care? As air pollution climbs worldwide, targeted personal care products are becoming more desirable to prevent premature aging and protect skin health. Formulators have their eyes on efficacy and product variations to best suit multiple skin types and ethnicities.

The Face Value of SPF Testing: Rethinking Sun Protection Claims

Consumer safety could be at risk if SPF values are not accurately represented on product labels, providing inconsistent results in the industry. Formulators must use corroborating evidence to ensure that tested SPF values ring true, based on dependable products.

Is it Toxic? EU Mandate, Part 10: Safety

For each cosmetic product placed on the EU market, a safety evaluation must be performed. This includes a review of the toxicological profile of its ingredients, with a particular focus on genotoxicity. This mandate is described here.

Lipotec Receives Two COSMOS Approvals

Lipotec had its first COSMOS approval for not just one, but two ingredients. The standard tells consumers the ingredients are certified organic and natural and are trustworthy for cosmetics, in addition to having clearance for safety within the industry and the environment.

CTPA Responds to 'Harmful' Organic Ingredient Claims

The CTPA responded to a recent independent report flagging potentially "harmful" natural and organic cosmetic ingredients, insisting that safety concerns were invalid.

Florida Eases Back on Cosmetic Regulations

Cosmetic manufacturers will soon no longer be subject to Florida's product registration fees, thanks to a new bill eliminating many cosmetic regulations in the state.

Kemi Pushes for EU Preservatives Review

Nineteen preservatives were reviewed by the Swedish Chemicals Agency to determine their environmental and health properties. The group is now calling for action at the national level to keep cosmetics safe.

Benzophenone-3 European Limits Redefined

The European Commission has issued new limitations on the use of benzophenone-3 in cosmetic sunscreens and other cosmetic applications, a dramatic shift from past European regulations.

SC Johnson Boosts Transparency with Allergen Disclosure

Following growing industry transparency, SC Johnson has released a list of 368 potential skin allergens in its products in efforts to push standards forward.

Can't find what you're looking for? Try searching, or looking through past issues.