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Nanotechnology: A Big Deal in a Small Package

Nanotechnology and nanomaterials open up an abundance of options for cosmetic formulators to develop innovative new products. Likewise, they open up an abundance of regulatory concerns. Here’s a look at the regulatory implications of nanomaterials in skin care applications.

The Issues Common With Trending Natural Ingredients: The Pitfalls of Naturals

The ever-evolving nature of skin care presents ongoing challenges for marketing claims and labeling. Here are a few things to watch out for.

Danish EPA Suggests Nano-cosmetic Provisions

Denmark’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recommending that persistent nano-transporters should be adopted in nanomaterial provisions.

Florida Considers Changing Cosmetics Mandate

The state of Florida is considering changing a mandate on the biannual registration of cosmetics.

Microbeads Could Be Ousted in Australia

Supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles are removing all personal care and beauty products containing these tiny microparticles off the shelves.

Prop 65 Not Cool with Aloe Vera Extract

The state of California intends to list aloe vera, whole leaf extract and goldenseal root powder as known to cause cancer under Proposition 65.

Gauging Cosmetic Safety in a Post-Animal Testing World

The testing of cosmetic and personal care products on animals has become widely perceived as a vile, often cruel and inhumane practice. Many countries have either banned its use or have pending legislation to do so. The dilemma this leaves is creating reliable methods to test products for safety and quality.

Frequency of Preservative Use Update Through 2014

It has been four years since this author last reviewed the preservatives being used in U.S. and Canadian cosmetics. Since then, continuing attacks on preservatives, MIT, triclosan and others have kept formulators scrambling. This report discusses some of these attacks and compares numbers, to see what impact these attacks have had.

Meet the Alternative to the Feinstein Bill

The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act, an alternative to last year's proposed Personal Care Products Safety Act, makes sense and is supported by ICMAD. Here's why.

Warning: Methylisothiazolinone Use Has Limits

Data shows methylisothiazolinone used as a preservative in rinse-off cosmetic products is unsafe at 100 ppm when considering contact allergy concerns.

Ready for Compliance?

The Fourth Cosmetic Compliance Summit will demonstrate a beta version of the next California Air Resource Board (CARB) reporting tool before its release in July 2016.

US Legislation Hot Topic at ICMAD, ACI Forum

In March, a collaborative forum will help the industry make sense of the ramifications of pending federal cosmetics/personal care bills.

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