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Is Cosmetics Science Really "Bad"? Part III: Evidence to Support Claims in the Real World

This is the third column of a series that applies Michael Shermer's "Baloney Detection Kit" to cosmetic science. This column tackles the fourth, fifth and sixth of ten core questions included in the "kit": those relating to claims substantiation.

Net Contents of a Cosmetic: The ‘E’ Mark and Units of Measure

Recently, some European Union member states have expressed concern over the misuse of the Estimated Symbol (℮), often referred to as the “e” mark, on product labels. In addition, some regulators have argued that the International System of Units, known as the metric system, should be used on all product labels to indicate the net contents of a finished product. Both of these concerns have fueled the present column in which the author debates how product labels should indicate the net contents of a cosmetic product. In closing, he comments on the jurisdiction of the CPSC in the United States.

Israel Manufacturers Association Creates Label for Dead Sea Products

The Israel Manufacturers Association has developed a quality label for skin care products that are formulated with ingredients from the Dead Sea.

AHPA Supports Organic Certification of Soaps by NOP

The American Herbal Products Association filed comments in support of a document drafted by the US Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program that suggests certifying and labeling soaps "organic" or "made with" under the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA).

NAD Urges Cessation of Botox-like Claims for One Antiwrinkle Product

The National Advertising Division (NAD) has recommended that the Botox-like claims made for one OTC wrinkle treatment be discontinued after the test data submitted was deemed insufficient.

Labeling Claims

Little is more confusing to marketers and cosmetic formulators than product claims regulations. Questions regarding the rules commonly arise.

EU Adapts Global Harmonized System of Chemical Labeling

This new regulation is a self-classification system for companies that identifies hazardous chemicals and informs users of their presence through standard symbols and phrases on the packaging labels, and through safety data sheets.

Recent Changes in US Regulations

Two recent changes to regulations will significantly impact the industry in 2009. These include changes to over-the-counter (OTC) labels, and the latest amendment to the Lacey Act.

Study Reports VapoRub to Cause Breathing Issues in Infants

Vicks VapoRub, a popular topical congestion remedy, was reported to cause airway inflammation, resulting in restricted breathing in infants and toddlers, according to a study by Wake Forest University.

Comparatively Speaking: Trademarks, Principal Register vs. Supplement Register

The Principal Register grants benefits to registered trademarks; the Supplemental Register is primarily designed for marks to distinguish the applicant's goods or services

Manufacturers Trying to be Green on Product Labels

Manufacturers are trying to prove to consumers that their products are eco-friendly, according to a study.

FDA Issues Warning Over Hand Sanitizer Claims

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to Procter & Gamble Co. over hand sanitizer claims.

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