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CTFA Looks Closer at Preservative Testing

The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association's (CTFA) Microbiology Committee met on September 12 in Philadelphia about a new method for testing preservative performance in atypical (non-aqueous) cosmetics products.

Colipa Backs Commission Opinion: Limit SPF Claims

The European Commission published a recommendation on the efficacy and claims of sun products, which Colipa supports...

CTFA Files Nanoparticles Commentary with FDA

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) announced it has filed comprehensive comments with the FDA regarding nanoparticles in personal care products.

Chromium, Neodymium Found in SK-II Brand: Refunds Offered

The Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of China reportedly found SK-II cosmetics imported from Japan contained chromium and neodymium, which are banned in cosmetics.

California Seeks Feedback to Update Prop. 65 Carcinogen List

A 30-day public comment period has been issued by the state of California regarding the removal of three chemicals from the Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer.

FDA Questioning Hydroquinone

In an August Federal Register the US Food and Drug Administration suggested that OTC skin bleaching products should require an approved new drug application.

FDA Alert on Hydroquinone

After reviewing literature on hydroquinone, the FDA announced additional studies are needed to rule out its potential carcinogenic risk.

Brussels Demands Ingredient Disclosures

Undesireable effects of cosmetic products must now be disclosed to consumers, in accordance with new rules established in Brussels.

Canada to Review Chemicals Banned by EU

Health Canada announced plans to review 22 chemicals that recently were banned by the European Union (EU).

Alcohol Laws in Russia Affect Cosmetics

Russia's $7 billion cosmetics industry may be in jeopardy due to government regulations cracking down on alcohol...

FDA Overhauls Advisory Committee

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has disclosed details of its efforts to improve its advisory committees of experts.

A Century of Progressive Regulation

This article reports some of the key progress made in ingredient regulation by the FDA and CTFA in the United States over the past 100 years, leading to today's standards and progress.

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