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Aug 31, 2010 | 04:40 PM CDT
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
Tony O'Lenick draws on the expertise of Joe Albanese of 3V Inc. to discuss the differences between cGMP compliance and ISO certification.
Jul 30, 2010 | 03:16 PM CDT
By: David Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
The European Union (EU) has published the long-awaited Regulation No. 1223/2009 on Dec. 22, 2009. At 151 pages, it is a lengthy read and when it goes into effect on July 11, 2013, it will make the EU the most highly regulated cosmetics industry in the world.
Jul 26, 2010 | 10:33 AM CDT
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.
Jul 22, 2010 | 05:25 PM CDT
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.
Jul 20, 2010 | 05:15 PM CDT
By: Annelie Struessmann, PhD, CONUSBAT
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.
Jul 16, 2010 | 10:06 AM CDT
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.
Jul 16, 2010 | 09:25 AM CDT
In a study conducted by Kairos Consumers, consumers admitted that they know little about what constitutes an organic or natural product. They also noted that they require more education about the effectiveness and product claims related to organic and natural products.
Jul 06, 2010 | 10:21 AM CDT
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.
Jun 25, 2010 | 09:56 AM CDT
This benchmarking study allows manufacturers to test hair products for conditioning, anti-breakage strengthening, and anti-static flyaway reduction with shared controls and labor to reduce costs by up to 57%. The company is accepting participants until Aug. 15, 2010.
Jun 23, 2010 | 05:20 PM CDT
By: Katie Schaefer, C&T magazine
Innovative raw materials and research abounded at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ (SCC) 2010 Annual Scientific Seminar; however, challenges from previous years continued—namely, the line between cosmetics and drugs, how to become more eco-friendly, and how to reinvent the hair care and color cosmetic categories.