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Ansell Addresses Good, Bad and Ugly Science

The good, bad and ugly science behind ingredient "reputations" were addressed by Jay Ansell, of PCPC, during his in-cosmetics N.A.

Phthalates Study Raises More Concerns, ‘But Who Cares?’

It’s been a while since a cosmetic ingredient was slandered. To ensure we’re not letting you down, here’s a report on new study examining the negative impact of phthalates.

CIR Gives Certain Keratin, Polymers and More the OK for Safety

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel has made a safety determination on a number of chamomile, polymer, keratin and sulfate ingredients. Some are safe for use at certain levels while two HDI polymers still have insufficient data.

It'll Grow on You: Fully Functional 3D Skin Model

Blood, sweat and hairs ... a group of researchers from Japan have developed a skin transplant model that can create fully functional 3D skin transplants, complete with hair follicles and sebaceous glands, for replacing seriously damaged skin or as an alternative to animal tests.

Puberty and Parabens: New Study Cites 'Risk'

Teen girls may be at particular risk to chemicals such as parabens and triclosan used in cosmetics and personal care formulations, a study finds. However, this study, like many others is up for debate.

Sederma Ensures Baby Product Friendliness with Ingredient Testing

To ensure quality and safety for baby care products, Sederma performed required toxicological tests on four active ingredients.

PCPC Responds to Breast Cancer Action's Ingredient Safety Allegations

The Personal Care Products Council has taken issue with the Breast Cancer Action’s latest statement alleging products offered to women in philanthropic cosmetic kits dispensed by the PCPC contain chemicals linked to increased cancer risk.

Free Formaldehyde Preservative Stability in Personal Care: Part II—Formulations

As scrutiny of formaldehyde-donor (FD) and other preservative technologies has increased in recent years, additional assurances of the relative safety and benefits of FD technologies are required. This two-part article examines the effects of temperature and pH on free-formaldehyde levels (as detected by C-13 NMR), first in water, then in personal care formulations.

Free Formaldehyde Preservative Stability in Personal Care: Part I—Water

As scrutiny of formaldehyde-donor (FD) and other preservative technologies has increased in recent years, additional assurances of the relative safety and benefits of FD technologies are required. This two-part article examines the effects of temperature and pH on free-formaldehyde levels (as detected by C-13 NMR), first in water, then in personal care formulations.

SCCS OKs Skin Brightener Alpha-Arbutin in Cosmetics

The SCCS is allowing the cosmetic industry to continue using the high-performing and easy-to-formulate active ingredient used to even skin tones.

Nitric Oxide Proven Safe to Reduce Acne

A recent internal study proved nitric oxide is safe to reduce acne when lowering inflammation and killing microorganisms.

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