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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.

Senators Join CSC in Requesting Lipstick Testing

Senators John Kerry, Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer have joined the interest group Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) in questioning the levels of lead in lipstick.

Regulatory Review: The Proposed Amendment for Sunscreen Products in the United States

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the long-awaited Proposed Rules (PR) for sunscreens in the Federal Register. This column reviews some of the changes included in the amendment, citing pages of this document to provide additional details.

FDA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Sunscreen Rule

Extension to run through Dec. 26, 2007; agency seeks to balance industry concerns and the interests of public health to ensure that sunscreen products properly inform consumers of the level of protection.

Proposed South African Label Rules: Impacting Trademarks?

Drafted amendments to the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act restrict font size, lettering and even the color of packaging.

Eyelash Product Containing Bimatoprost Seized

On the command of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US marshals seized 12,682 applicator tubes of Age Intervention Eyelash.

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