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Dec 02, 2008 | 05:54 PM CST
Recent media stories have prompted one association to raise questions regarding the safety of some Brazilian keratin treatments, known as escova progressiva in Brazil.
Feb 01, 2008 | 04:07 PM CST
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) of Brazil has alerted consumers to the danger of using Brazilian keratine treatments and/or Escova progressiva treatments.
Dec 13, 2005 | 11:14 PM CST
By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
Cosmeceuticals are not regulated as such in the Europeon Union, United States or Japan. In the EU, most are considered cosmetics; in the United States, most are seen as drugs that probably have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In Japan, they are regulated as quasi-drugs. As you can see, we go from the extremes of limited regulated cosmetics in the EU to pre-approvals in Japan, and fi nally a lack of enforcement in the United States.