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Jun 23, 2010 | 05:20 PM CDT
By: Katie Schaefer, C&T magazine
Innovative raw materials and research abounded at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ (SCC) 2010 Annual Scientific Seminar; however, challenges from previous years continued—namely, the line between cosmetics and drugs, how to become more eco-friendly, and how to reinvent the hair care and color cosmetic categories.
Jun 21, 2010 | 05:02 PM CDT
US retailer Whole Foods will now require personal care products having organic claims to be third-party certified by the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) National Organic Program (NOP) standard by June 1, 2011, in order to be sold at its stores.
Apr 09, 2010 | 11:11 AM CDT
As of March 2010, raw material suppliers can certify their products under the NaTrue label in the same way as finished product manufacturers.
Jan 12, 2010 | 09:40 AM CST
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2010 as the "International Year of Biodiversity" to raise awareness for the importance of biodiversity, thus calling attention to natural ingredient sourcing practices.
Sep 23, 2009 | 08:12 AM CDT
Anthony J. O’Lenick, Jr. turns to David R. Macinga, PhD, and James W. Arbogast, PhD, to explain the differences between the US FDA categories used to classify hand sanitizer actives.
Sep 17, 2009 | 05:50 PM CDT
Clariant has launched its EcoTain label to support the cosmetic and personal care industry’s commitment to choosing more natural, eco-friendly products and formulation concepts.
Sep 15, 2009 | 04:59 PM CDT
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).
Jun 11, 2009 | 10:03 AM CDT
After six years of intensive work and an international public consultation over three months, the European Cosmetics Standards Working Group has published the COSMOS-standard.
Apr 01, 2009 | 10:51 AM CDT
By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
Previous columns have discussed Canadian Natural Health Products regulations but have steered clear of the natural and organic debate, although this author previously published an article that debates animal versus vegetable ingredients, in which he explains that a chemical is a chemical regardless of its origin; a molecule of glycerin is just that, whether from natural sources like animal or vegetable fat, or from petroleum or biodiesel sources.
Mar 06, 2009 | 12:24 PM CST
The two are developing a draft guiding manufacturers on how to demonstrate compliance with both standards.