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PCPC Publishes a Response to CSC Video

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has published a response to "The Story of Cosmetics," a video by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) alleging that cosmetic manufacturers formulate toxic chemicals into consumer products.

2010 Safe Cosmetics Act Introduced to the US House

US House representatives recently introduced HR 5786, the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010, only days after the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) petitioned Congress for greater oversight from the US Food and Drug Administration.

EU Regulatory Update: Enforcing REACH

Responsibility for the enforcement of REACH lies with the EU Member States and is divided into two pillars—the catalogue of penalties applicable for infringements and a system of official controls.

The Council Calls for Greater FDA Personal Care Regulation

The Personal Care Products Council has effected an initiative through which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would have a greater role in assessing ingredient safety for personal care products sold in the United States.

FDA Adds Cosmetic Manufacturers to Import Alert for Drug Claims

The US Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) has re-issued an import alert that scrutinizes cosmetic manufacturers importing antiaging products into the United States that make drug claims.

Whole Foods to Require USDA Certification on Organic Personal Care Products

US retailer Whole Foods will now require personal care products having organic claims to be third-party certified by the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) National Organic Program (NOP) standard by June 1, 2011, in order to be sold at its stores.

From California to Colorado: Three Battles Against Cosmetics

In 2004, State Assemblyperson Judy Chu (D–Monterey Park, CA) fired the first bullets at the cosmetics industry by introducing a bill in California to ban certain ingredients from all cosmetics sold in the state.

The Council Responds to EWG Sunscreen Report

John Bailey, chief scientist of the Personal Care Products Council, has released a statement in response to the 2010 Environmental Working Group (EWG) Sunscreen Report.

Comparatively Speaking: Cosmetic Labeling in the United States

In this excerpt, Tony O'Lenick looks to Perry Romanowski to explain how to list ingredients on a cosmetic product label in the United States, for the benefit of novice formulators.

EU Regulation Update: Tackling the Animal Testing Ban

The European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) has developed an approach for its members to address animal testing bans imposed by the 7th Amendment to the EU Cosmetics Directive.

Is Cosmetic Science Really "Bad"? Part V: Who do you think you are fooling?

In previous installments of this series, the author applied Michael Shermer's Baloney Detection Kit, which includes ten questions to ask to validate a science, to cosmetic science. Having previously applied the first eight questions, the author addresses the final two in this installment.

NaTrue Offers Raw Material Certification to Aid Formulators

As of March 2010, raw material suppliers can certify their products under the NaTrue label in the same way as finished product manufacturers.

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