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May 20, 2011 | 12:14 PM CDT
ICMAD has joined the Personal Care Products Council, the FDA, OSHA and consumer groups to support the safety review by the CIR for the use of formaldehyde/methylene glycol in professional hair straightening products.
May 18, 2011 | 10:22 AM CDT
Non-profit organization Green Seal Inc. has created GS-50, reportedly the first US certification standard for cosmetic and personal care products that covers the whole product life cycle.
Apr 22, 2011 | 11:27 AM CDT
Cosmetic manufacturer Lifetech Resources LLC has been issued a warning letter by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding claims touted on three of its eye care products.
Apr 04, 2011 | 11:14 AM CDT
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested that consumers notify the agency of all adverse reactions to beauty, personal hygiene and color cosmetic products.
Feb 01, 2011 | 09:44 AM CST
Jay Ansell, vice president of the cosmetics program for the Personal Care Products Council, has issued a statement in response to reports of human deaths and injuries related to drug-containing bath salts.
Jan 10, 2011 | 11:30 AM CST
The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has alerted members that it anticipates the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to issue its Final Monograph on titanium dioxide. Should the IARC not change its current position on the material, it will be subject to California's Proposition 65.
Oct 13, 2010 | 10:29 AM CDT
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking public comments on proposed revisions for its "Green Guides," which are designed to help marketers avoid making misleading product claims. Since marketing often impacts product formulation, it is important for formulators to understand the proposed changes as well as provide their input.
Sep 29, 2010 | 01:04 PM CDT
By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
Last spring, the David Suzuki Foundation, an environment conservation group based in Vancouver, published a report online describing what it called the “dirty dozen” cosmetic ingredients consumers should avoid. The group went so far as to provide a downloadable pocket guide of the 12 ingredients for consumers to use when they shop to avoid purchasing products containing these ingredients.
Aug 31, 2010 | 04:40 PM CDT
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
Tony O'Lenick draws on the expertise of Joe Albanese of 3V Inc. to discuss the differences between cGMP compliance and ISO certification.
Jul 26, 2010 | 10:33 AM CDT
The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has published a response to "The Story of Cosmetics," a video by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) alleging that cosmetic manufacturers formulate toxic chemicals into consumer products.