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EC Proposes Directive Simplification--Colipa Approves

The European Commission has proposed to simplify the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC. Under the simplification, The EC would take the 27 transposing national pieces of legislation representing over 3500 pages of legal text and replace them with one single regulation.

REACH Update: SIEFs and Consortia

The purpose of substance information exchange forums (SIEFs) is to facilitate the exchange of information, to avoid duplication of studies and animal testing, and to agree on classification and labelling of chemical substances.

Chattem Recalls Icy Hot Products

Chattem Inc. has initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of its Icy Hot Heat Therapy products, including consumer "samples" that were included on a limited promotional basis in cartons of its 3 oz. Aspercreme product...

European Commission to Simplify Cosmetics Directive

The Commission has proposed simplifying Europe's Cosmetics Directive to clarify and simplify requirements for safety assessments and notification rules; provisions to ban animal tests remain untouched.

Regulatory Review: Australian Regulations Update

Australia issued its new Cosmetics Standard 2007. The following is a breakdown of products originally considered as therapeutic drugs if they made SPF claims, and that will now be regulated as secondary sunscreens.

Brazilian PBA Warns Consumers About Hair Treatment

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) of Brazil has alerted consumers to the danger of using Brazilian keratine treatments and/or Escova progressiva treatments.

L'Oréal Voluntarily Recalls Blonde Bleach

L'Oréal Paris, a division of L'Oréal USA, has initiated a voluntary recall from retail stores in the United States for the L'Oréal Paris Dream Blonde Bleach and Lightening care kit.

Natural, Smatural…What Does it Mean and Do We Want it Defined?

Natural products have been the force behind a major trend in cosmetics and personal care but there are still no regulations that govern the use of the word natural.

UK Soil Association Bans Nanoparticles

The Soil Association announced it has has banned the use of manmade nanomaterials from all of its certified organic products and is reportedly the first organization to do so.

CSC Questions B&BW Ingredient Listings

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) asked consumers over the holidays to boycott the purchase of Bath & Body Works products because of potentially harmful ingredients.

Sindoor Powder Under FDA Fire for High Lead Content

The US Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid the use of sindoor powder marketed under the Swad brand due to its high lead content.

Minnesota Bans Mercury in Mascara

Almost directly following the controversy surrounding lead in lipsticks, the industry is under scrutiny again as the Minnesota government bans mercury added to mascara and other cosmetics.

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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.