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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.

Thorough Safety Standard for SunPURO Oxides Approved

Sun Chemical has received COSMOS approval for a range of its pigments, which helps give consumers confirmation that ingredients are sourced from organic farming.

Products Must Be Stable and Able: EU Mandate, Part 9

Cosmetic products need not stand up to centuries of storage under extreme conditions or in unforeseeable uses. They have a much bigger foe to face: the consumer. This ninth installment in our series explains stability requirements for products marketed in the EU.

ICMAD and PBA Support the Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act

Both organizations cited “enhanced consumer protection for cosmetics through stronger procedures and reporting requirements” as the reasoning behind their support.

Transparency on the Rise: Data on 15,000 Chemicals Released

The ECHA took steps toward chemical transparency by releasing data on 15,000 chemical substances, reducing the need for animal testing and encouraging in-depth analysis.

Editor's Note: Little Jars, Big Effects

Cosmetic technologies are amazing. They pack big effects into little jars and boxes whose outer labels don’t (or can’t) do them justice. If they did, nearly every U.S. marketer would be the recipient of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letter.

Halal Regulations: Where Culture and Cosmetics Meet

For Muslims, additional rules for cosmetics are mandated by a unique source, the Quran, which implies further safety considerations related to the specific care of one's body. Halal certification, outlined here, is essentially a synonym for the careful supervision over all formula and production details, and its guarantee has gained interest from an increasing number of consumers.

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