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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.

ICMAD CEO Stresses Universal Standards in Cosmetic Regulation

Pamela Busiek, who will speak at the Global Retailers and Manufacturers Alliance (GRMA) in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Aug. 3, addresses ongoing efforts to reform cosmetic regulation.

Connecticut Bans Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetics

Companies will have three years to phase out the use of plastic microbeads from their cosmetic products in Connecticut following a state ban.

Bill to Phase Out Animal Testing Reaches US House

The Humane Cosmetics Act aims to end animal testing for cosmetics after a one year phase in and it would also phase out the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in three years.

PASS Coalition Urges Industry to Petition for Sunscreen Approvals

The PASS Coalition is petitioning the U.S. president to act immediately to fight skin cancer. The goal of this petition is to reach 100,000 signatures by June 21, 2015.

Massive Innovations, Complex Regulations: The Entanglements of Hair Care Products

Few relationships are as volatile as the one we share with our hair. Either we have too much of it or too little; we grow it where we don’t want it and lose it where we do. Regardless of each individual case, hair growth and removal spawns all kinds of new technology, and along with it, new regulations.

ICMAD Rejects Feinstein Bill for ‘Restraining Innovation’

The Feinstein Bill, which the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) opposed, requires the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to review chemicals used in products and provide clear guidance on their safety.

Wisconsin Joins in On Microbead Ban, Other States Follow

Wisconsin is joining New York and Illinois in elliminating polyethylene microbeads from cosmetics.

Regulating Medical Devices in the Cosmetics Industry

Device technology can provide the consumer with superior results during their beauty routines, and results that are not always achievable by the use of cosmetics alone. Beauty devices, however, involve entirely new regulatory and quality paradigms that may be foreign to practitioners in the cosmetics industry.

Regulating Advances in Anti-aging

The concepts of “anti-aging” and the “reduction of old age” have gained popularity over the years, especially since people are living much longer. However, with the recent boom in technological and scientific discoveries, many of these new products are being engineered to produce results that are caused by changes in the user’s cells. If these innovations are effective and actually produce structural changes in the skin, are they still cosmetic products?

FDA To Report Lead and Arsenic Levels for Batch Approval of Specific Colorants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will report specific values of lead and arsenic for a number of color additives before Certificate of Analysis (CoA) are granted for their batches.