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Apr 24, 2013
Claims for hair products generally are not associated with clear cut outcomes. Therefore, consumers have no standard by which to compare product efficacy. In relation, the North American Hair Research Society (NAHRS) has proposed standards for hair product claims, outlined here, which relate to characteristics including frizz, color fastness and curl retention, among others.
Apr 18, 2013
Substantial evidence, which the FDA requires to support claims for drugs, is applicable to personal care, especially considering the pharmaceutical direction products have taken. The present article considers whether the industry is benefiting from marketing without assuming the responsibility for potential effects. In addition, it considers the limitations of in vitro and in vivo test models.
Nov 29, 2012 | Cosmetics & Toiletries Staff
On Nov. 28, 2012, Cosmetics & Toiletries hosted a live Webinar titled, "Regulations—What You Forgot to Ask," featuring a call-in with industry regulatory expert David Steinberg.
Sep 19, 2012
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.
Jun 4, 2012 | David C. Steinberg, Steinberg Consultants
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.
Nov 29, 2011
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.
Oct 10, 2011
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.
Sep 1, 2011 | David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
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.
May 18, 2011
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.
Apr 22, 2011
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.
Dec 7, 2010 | Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, JW Solutions
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.
Oct 13, 2010
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.