Recent in Updates by Region (page 2 of 11)

Canada Lists Microbeads as Toxic; Paves Way to Ban

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.

Update: TSCA Reform Bill is Trying to Make its Way to President's Desk

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.

Health Canada Warns About MI/MCI in Leave-on Formulas

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.

EU Gives Zinc Oxide, POK the OK for Certain Uses

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.

The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act Gains Momentum

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.

Switzerland Plans to Ban Animal-tested Cosmetic Ingredients

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.

Florida Considers Changing Cosmetics Mandate

The state of Florida is considering changing a mandate on the biannual registration of cosmetics.

Microbeads Could Be Ousted in Australia

Supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles are removing all personal care and beauty products containing these tiny microparticles off the shelves.

Frequency of Preservative Use Update Through 2014

It has been four years since this author last reviewed the preservatives being used in U.S. and Canadian cosmetics. Since then, continuing attacks on preservatives, MIT, triclosan and others have kept formulators scrambling. This report discusses some of these attacks and compares numbers, to see what impact these attacks have had.

Meet the Alternative to the Feinstein Bill

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.

Warning: Methylisothiazolinone Use Has Limits

Data shows methylisothiazolinone used as a preservative in rinse-off cosmetic products is unsafe at 100 ppm when considering contact allergy concerns.

Ready for Compliance?

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.

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