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Recent media stories have prompted one association to raise questions regarding the safety of some Brazilian keratin treatments, known as escova progressiva in Brazil.
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) of Brazil has alerted consumers to the danger of using Brazilian keratine treatments and/or Escova progressiva treatments.
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.