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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.

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.

Florida Considers Changing Cosmetics Mandate

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

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 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.

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.

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.

US Legislation Hot Topic at ICMAD, ACI Forum

In March, a collaborative forum will help the industry make sense of the ramifications of pending federal cosmetics/personal care bills.

Coral to be Harvested for Cosmetics

Maxey Cosmetics signed a five-year agreement allowing the company to harvest the tips of a locally abundant soft coral, to extract black sea rod oil for use as an ingredient in its products.

California Governor Signs Microbead Ban into Law

Plastic microbeads used in products such as facial scrubs, soaps and toothpaste are prohibited in the state of California on and after Jan. 1, 2020.

Unifying U.S. Cosmetic Regulation: The Challenges of the Personal Care Products Safety Act

The Personal Care Products Safety Act, a bill introduced this past April, proposes regulation of the cosmetics and personal care industry like no other legislation since the U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938. Perhaps the greatest issue for it to resolve, or fail to, is uniformity of that regulation.

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