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Is ‘Anti-pollution’ Just a Ruse?

Remember "naturals?" Where did they lead us? In some cases, to benefit-infused natural products but in others, to greenwashing and chemical-free claims. Enter anti-pollution.

FTC Warns: Don't Make Zika Protection Claims Without Scientific Data

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sent 10 warning letters to online marketers selling products that claim they provide protection from the Zika virus without the scientific data to back it up.

FDA Claims Warnings Strike Again: Using Terms 'Botox-like' and More

Once again, U.S. regulators are cracking down on beauty companies that have crossed over into unapproved drug claim territory based on how they are promoting their products online.

FDA Warns About Mercury in Beauty Products

Even though these products are often promoted as cosmetics, they also may be unapproved new drugs under the law, says Linda Katz, director of FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors.

Why We Will Never Be Free From “Free-From” Claims

The appearance of “free-from” ingredient claims shocked the industry when they began appearing years ago. Now, as the public feeds into the growing amounts of adverse information about particular ingredients, the “free-from” claim carries more power than ever.

Making Hair (Claims) Do What You Want

Following in the footsteps of skin care claims, hair care claims are growing bolder as manufacturers try to get an edge on their competition. But no matter how bold the claim, the need for scientific data to substantiate it remains.

Beiersdorf Nixes ‘Aquaphor’ Diaper Rash Cream Claim After NAD Inquiry

Following an inquiry by the National Advertising Division, the maker of Aquaphor Baby Diaper Rash Cream is permanently discontinuing express claims that the product relieves diaper rash in six hours.

FDA Warns About Stimulating Collagen, Lightening and Other Claims

The FDA has issued a warning about claims which would imply certain cosmetics would be considered drugs under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Claims: The Lifeline to Product Success in the Marketplace

Les Smith, C&T scientific advisor, offers his insights on recent trends in claims substantiation and its direct impact on the role of the cosmetic formulator.

Make Your Claims Bulletproof: Let Science Serve as Your Vest

Manufacturers are easy and frequent targets of litigation for claims they make on their products. You can avoid unwanted attention from regulatory organizations by ensuring your claims are substantiated by science.

Can You Promote ‘All-natural’ With Synthetic Ingredients?

The FTC determines companies can’t promote their personal care products as “all natural” if they contain any synthetics, such as dimethicone and phenoxyethanol.

Pick and Choose—Balancing Sunscreen Benefits: Sun Protection or Vitamin D?

It’s well-known that over-exposure to UV light is harmful to the body, yet it is vital for production of essential vitamin D. Understanding the balance between the benefits of sun protection and vitamin D synthesis is not yet well understood.

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