Recent in Updates by Region (page 1 of 29)
Jun 30, 2016
Canada has officially named microbeads a toxic substance under the Environmental Protection Act as a final order, which will allow the government to ban the plastic micro-particles used in personal care and beauty products.
May 26, 2016
A bill that amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to revise regulations on chemicals has passed the House although what is next now remains in question.
May 17, 2016
As of June 14, 2016 all products containing MI/MCI preservatives intended for use by children should no longer be available for purchase, according to Health Canada. All other products may not be available after December 31, 2016.
Apr 28, 2016
Formulators will be able to use zinc oxide and potassium hydroxide in cosmetics and personal care products under certain new European Union guidelines starting May 21.
Apr 26, 2016
Support for H.R. 4075, the Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act, is gaining momentum with recent backing from two U.S. congressional leaders, including a Democratic cosponsor. ICMAD applauds the move.
Mar 10, 2016
As part of the momentum that is growing globally to ban testing on animals for cosmetics, the Swiss government is planning to ban the sale of cosmetics containing ingredients newly tested on animals.
Feb 22, 2016
The state of Florida is considering changing a mandate on the biannual registration of cosmetics.
Feb 11, 2016
Supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles are removing all personal care and beauty products containing these tiny microparticles off the shelves.
Feb 4, 2016
It has been four years since this author last reviewed the preservatives being used in U.S. and Canadian cosmetics. Since then, continuing attacks against preservatives have kept formulators scrambling. This report discusses some of these attacks and compares the frequency of preservatives used in the last report with today’s numbers, to see what impact these attacks have had.
Feb 3, 2016
The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act, an alternative to last year's proposed Personal Care Products Safety Act, makes sense and is supported by ICMAD. Here's why.
Jan 20, 2016
Data shows methylisothiazolinone used as a preservative in rinse-off cosmetic products is unsafe at 100 ppm when considering contact allergy concerns.
Jan 20, 2016
The Fourth Cosmetic Compliance Summit will demonstrate a beta version of the next California Air Resource Board (CARB) reporting tool before its release in July 2016.