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Connecticut Bans Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetics

Companies will have three years to phase out the use of plastic microbeads from their cosmetic products in Connecticut following a state ban.

Personal Care Products Council Applauds US Congress for TPA Legislation

The Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation will provide new opportunities for enhancing the global beauty trade.

Bill to Phase Out Animal Testing Reaches US House

The Humane Cosmetics Act aims to end animal testing for cosmetics after a one year phase in and it would also phase out the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in three years.

The Confounding Nature of Regulating Natural Personal Care Ingredients

What makes a product safe? What makes a product nature-inspired or pseudo-natural? Existing and pending regulations—and the mixed messaging that results—create confusion for the consumer and safety dilemmas for product manufacturers.

Consumers Reading Labels: Can You Define SPF?

Recent study "Assessment of Consumer Knowledge of New Sunscreen Labels” finds consumers are still confused over sunscreen terminology and less than half could define SPF.

Read the Label: Erborian Pâte Au Ginseng Black Concentrated Mask

Erborian Korean Skin Care’s syrup-like black mask claims to help skin appear smoother and feel more elastic.

PASS Coalition Urges Industry to Petition for Sunscreen Approvals

The PASS Coalition is petitioning the U.S. president to act immediately to fight skin cancer. The goal of this petition is to reach 100,000 signatures by June 21, 2015.

Massive Innovations, Complex Regulations: The Entanglements of Hair Care Products

Few relationships are as volatile as the one we share with our hair. Either we have too much of it or too little; we grow it where we don’t want it and lose it where we do. Regardless of each individual case, hair growth and removal spawns all kinds of new technology, and along with it, new regulations.

ICMAD Rejects Feinstein Bill for ‘Restraining Innovation’

The Feinstein Bill, which the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) opposed, requires the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to review chemicals used in products and provide clear guidance on their safety.

Brazil Eases Biodiversity Restrictions on Cosmetic R&D

New rules simplify access to biodiversity and establishment of benefits sharing.

The Nagoya Protocol for Cosmetics and Extracts

The Nagoya Protocol is an international law applying to genetic resources and ensuring the countries of origin share in the benefits from using these materials.

Asia-Pacific Update on Korean Organic Standards

The new Korean Regulation on Organic Cosmetics Standards, which goes into effect on June 24, 2015, has set forth guidelines for raw material sourcing and processing of organic cosmetic products, as outlined here. This regulation aims to prevent incorrect organic products and ensure a quality supply of organic products by establishing criteria for their creation.

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.