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Navigating the Ever-Changing Regulatory Landscape in China, Part II

Sep 29, 2015Karen Yarussi-King, Global Regulatory Associates, Inc.

In an unlikely turn, the Chinese government has embraced a Western approach to cosmetics regulation. However, it comes with a traditional Chinese twist.

Ashland Presents ‘Keystone’ Ingredient: Escalol S UV Filter

Sep 25, 2015

Ashland Specialty Ingredients presented Escalol S UV filter as a significant ingredient for broad-spectrum sun protection.

California's Modified Microbead Bill Passes Senate

Sep 4, 2015

Assembly Bill 888, which prohibits the use of microbeads, was revamped a day after falling short by two votes it needed to pass the California Senate and has now received the Assembly's approval.

Study Finds Thousands of Microbeads Released in a Single Facial Scrub

Sep 1, 2015

A study found up to 94,500 microbeads could be released in a single facial scrub application, which further supports proponents of the microbeads ban. #microbeadsban

Unifying U.S. Cosmetic Regulation: The Challenges of the Personal Care Products Safety Act

Aug 26, 2015Robert Ross-Fichtner and Daniel Noble, Focal Point Research, Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

The Personal Care Products Safety Act, a bill introduced this past April, proposes regulation of the cosmetics and personal care industry like no other legislation since the U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938. Perhaps the greatest issue for it to resolve, or fail to, is uniformity of that regulation.

Russian Parliament Considering Ban on Animal Testing

Aug 26, 2015

A draft law is reportedly in the works to ban animal testing in Russia for cosmetics, perfumes and their ingredients. #animaltestingcosmeticsban

Animal-tested Cosmetics Ban Spreads to Turkey

Aug 25, 2015

Turkey is now the latest country to join the group of countries that have banned animal testing for cosmetics. #animaltestingcosmeticsban

FDA Issues Warnings for Cosmetics, Website Claims

Aug 20, 2015

The FDA has taken recent compliance actions by issuing warning letters for cosmetics claims and unapproved ingredients.

Big Win for Cosmetics: Court Closes Prop 65 Titanium Dioxide Case

Aug 6, 2015

The cosmetics industry was able to thwart an attack against it concerning the ingredient titanium dioxide in the State of California court system.

ICMAD CEO Stresses Universal Standards in Cosmetic Regulation

Aug 4, 2015

Pamela Busiek, who will speak at the Global Retailers and Manufacturers Alliance (GRMA) in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Aug. 3, addresses ongoing efforts to reform cosmetic regulation.

CIDESCO Supports Microbead Ban; Calls for Safe Alternatives

Aug 3, 2015

As the global environmental issue of plastic microbeads in waterways gains traction, CIDESCO calls for action.

Coming Soon? Toothpaste Regulated as a Cosmetic in China

Jul 28, 2015

If toothpaste is regulated as a cosmetic product, manufacturers will have to list all of the ingredients.

FDA Seeks Public Input Ahead of ICCR Cosmetics Regulation Meeting

Jul 21, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a public meeting on September 10, 2015 to receive input from the public on various topics pertaining to the regulation of cosmetics.

TerraVerdae BioWorks Develops Environmental Microspheres

Jul 7, 2015

TerraVerdae BioWorks released a line of biodegradable, natural microspheres to be utilized in cosmetic and personal care products.

Connecticut Bans Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetics

Jul 1, 2015

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

Jun 30, 2015

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

Jun 29, 2015

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

Jun 26, 2015Karen Yarussi-King, Global Regulatory Associates, Inc., Raleigh, N.C.

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.

Read the Label: Erborian Pâte Au Ginseng Black Concentrated Mask

Jun 8, 2015

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

Jun 5, 2015

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.

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