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Navigating a Brave New Nature: Cosmetics vs. Drugs

While many can distinguish a drug from a cosmetic, per regulations in North America, the written text of how a product benefits the skin can determine how it is categorized. In Canada, a product is a cosmetic, a drug or a natural health product. In the United States, a product can be either, or comply with regulations for both cosmetics and drugs.

FDA Cracks Down on Skin Lighteners

Skin whitening products walk the line between cosmetics and drugs, and often carry dangerous side effects. Flawless Beauty's injectable whitening products were struck down by a federal judge, putting lightening products under the lens.

6 Legally Binding Criteria for EU Product Claims

No one likes to get blacklisted by governing bodies for stretching the truth about what their product can do. Thus, to avoid indiscretions on the European market, this installment in our EU regulatory series outlines the rules for cosmetic claims.

Road to Regulation: Microneedling Devices Defined by FDA

Microneedling devices have, for some time, been without widely enforced regulation. As such, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a draft guidance on Sept. 15, 2017, defining when tools are considered esthetic vs. medical in nature, along with potential regulatory changes.

Henna Tattoos Offer Potential Dangerous Decorations

Black henna is not only causing an uptick in adverse reactions to the temporary body art, but in some cases is not permitted for use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

[podcast] The Ugly Truth About Cosmetic Marketing

Paraben-free—a marketing term that helped to propel consumer fear of ingredients such as preservatives and sulfates. Rob Ross-Fichtner, of Focal Point Research Inc., shared in an exclusive interview how this movement toward misinformation started, how groups perpetuating consumer mistrust responded and where the industry goes from here.

The Face Value of SPF Testing: Rethinking Sun Protection Claims

Consumer safety could be at risk if SPF values are not accurately represented on product labels, providing inconsistent results in the industry. Formulators must use corroborating evidence to ensure that tested SPF values ring true, based on dependable products.

CTPA Responds to 'Harmful' Organic Ingredient Claims

The CTPA responded to a recent independent report flagging potentially "harmful" natural and organic cosmetic ingredients, insisting that safety concerns were invalid.

Editor's Note: Little Jars, Big Effects

Cosmetic technologies are amazing. They pack big effects into little jars and boxes whose outer labels don’t (or can’t) do them justice. If they did, nearly every U.S. marketer would be the recipient of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letter.

Halal Regulations: Where Culture and Cosmetics Meet

For Muslims, additional rules for cosmetics are mandated by a unique source, the Quran, which implies further safety considerations related to the specific care of one's body. Halal certification, outlined here, is essentially a synonym for the careful supervision over all formula and production details, and its guarantee has gained interest from an increasing number of consumers.

Tanning and Whitening Can Be Risky Business

Both skin tanning and whitening products, especially those not approved, can carry serious health risks. This column will review regulatory aspects of tanning products, radiation-emitting devices, skin colorants and cosmetics, drugs and supplements, and skin whiteners to make formulators aware of these risks.

AMSilk Awarded Vegan Registration

Calling all animal lovers: AMSilk is ready to put a smile on your face. The company was awarded The Vegan Society Trademark for two of its cosmetic ingredients, used in personal care and beauty.

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