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L'Oréal Receives A Warning Letter From the FDA for Drug Claims

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to L'Oréal for gene, stem cell and skin regeneration claims associated with Lancôme products.

The EU Fragrance Allergens

On March 11, 2003, the European Union (EU) published the 7th Amendment to its Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC. Among the changes was the addition of the 26 popular fragrance ingredients to the Annex III “List of Substances Which Cosmetic Products Must Not Contain Except Subject to the Restrictions Laid Down.” These are now commonly referred to as the EU Fragrance Allergens.

Researchers Suggest Gluten Identification in Cosmetics

Research presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) 76th Annual Scientific meeting in Washington, D.C., USA, suggested that celiac patients may have adverse reactions to gluten in cosmetics.

NSF/ANSI 305 Expands to Include EU Organic Ingredients

NSF International’s American National Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients (NSF/ANSI 305) has been expanded to allow plant-based ingredients that are certified to European Union (EU) organic regulations.

'May Contain' Ingredient Disclosures

The US Code of Federal Regulations lists1 the rules for displaying ingredients, and besides outlining the content that must be included and its order of appearance, the regulation describes use of the “may contain” clause, which while legally only applies to pigments, has been abused and is thus the main topic of this column.

'Green' Standard Launched to Certify Cosmetic Product Life Cycle

Non-profit organization Green Seal Inc. has created GS-50, reportedly the first US certification standard for cosmetic and personal care products that covers the whole product life cycle.

FDA Issues Warning Letter for Eyebrow/Eyelash Growth Product Claims

Cosmetic manufacturer Lifetech Resources LLC has been issued a warning letter by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding claims touted on three of its eye care products.

Naturals: The New Cosmetic Religion

There is a connection between religion and cosmetics, and that connection is naturals. Naturals are the new (cosmetic) religion. This column's provocative title tries to link the evidence for the existence of God to the evidence for the claimed benefits of naturals.

FTC Calls for Comments on its Revised 'Green' Product Claims Guidance

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking public comments on proposed revisions for its "Green Guides," which are designed to help marketers avoid making misleading product claims. Since marketing often impacts product formulation, it is important for formulators to understand the proposed changes as well as provide their input.

TRI/Princeton Forms Group to Advance Measurement Techniques

TRI/Princeton announced it has formed a Measurement Service and Claims Support group to expand its personal care product performance and claims support test methods with new measurement techniques.

FDA Adds Cosmetic Manufacturers to Import Alert for Drug Claims

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.

Comparatively Speaking: Cosmetic Labeling in the United States

In this excerpt, Tony O'Lenick looks to Perry Romanowski to explain how to list ingredients on a cosmetic product label in the United States, for the benefit of novice formulators.

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