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Tea Tree Industry Requests Retraction

Recent reports alleging that lavender and tea tree oil may cause breast growth in young boys has little substance, according to ATTIA.

CTFA Technical Guidelines Available Soon

CTFA technical committees and staff have been working to develop a new set of industry guidelines that reflect the current thinking in producing safe and high quality cosmetic and personal care products.

France Bans Vitamin KI

France has prohibited the use of vitamin KI (INCI: Phytonadione) from all cosmetic products.

Dermatologists Raise Concern for Hydroquinone Banning

Dermatologists have raised their voice against the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposed rule banning over-the-counter availability of hydroquinone.

Regulatory Review: EU Update: Animal Origin Materials and Other SCCP Opinions

This column outlines recent advancements in EU regulation. It discusses regulation of animal origin ingredients in addition to SCCP opinions on coumarin, parabens, toluene, triclosan, HC Red No. 1 and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor.

China Gets Tougher on Cosmetics

The list of substances banned from cosmetics in China has doubled, effective July 1, 2007.

California Questions Safety of Anthraquinone

OEHHA, the lead organization for the implementation of Proposition 65 in California has once again extended the closing date for public comment regarding its intent to list anthraquinone.

Cosmetic Valley and UNITIS Partner

A partnership agreement has been announced between Cosmetic Valley and UNITIS.

Eye Products Containing Lead Banned in Maryland

Best Foods Inc. (New York) has agreed to stop selling eye cosmetic products that contain lead in Maryland.

Brunei Bans Cosmetic Products

The Ministry of Health in Brunei has banned 27 cosmetic products that contain potentially harmful substances.

CIR Reviews Safety for 17 Ingredients

At the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel's 101st meeting, a total of 17 separate ingredient reports were considered.

EU Parliament Adopts Compromise Text for REACH

Yesterday the European Union Parliament adopted the compromise text for the European chemicals regulation, REACH.

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