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Color of Change to Retailers: Remove 'Toxic' Hair Products and 'Anti-Blackness'
Color of Change is calling on consumers to petition Target, ShopRite and other retailers to remove "toxic" lye relaxers and hair dyes that disproportionately affect Black consumers from shelves. This comes as the industry is making inclusivity inroads.
Jan 18th, 2023
Mercury-contaminated Cosmetics Make Headlines, Raise Consumer Alert
Per Google Trends, the search phrase "cosmetics with mercury" is up by 350%. Recent headlines have certainly kept it top of mind for consumers, as they should for quality control.
Jan 12th, 2023
Why are Dermatologists Recommending Azelaic Acid? It’s the Unsung Hero!
Cosmetic acids offer versatility in formulation and can provide gentle exfoliation, brightening, help fight acne, etc. Azelaic acid is a favorite of dermatologists and is gaining popularity for its effectiveness and gentleness for all skin types.
Dec 5th, 2022
Florence by Mills Refreshes Skin Care Routines with H2Glo
The products are formulated with a blend of survivalist plants and hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid and are said to be "designed for busy individuals who may need to have a faster alternative to their typical skin care routine."
Jan 9th, 2023
Cranberry Proanthocyanidins Empower Antimicrobial Lip Gloss
Antimicrobial A-type proanthocyanidins (PACs) in cranberry can provoke alterations in the glycoproteins of enveloped viruses, according to Ángel Serrano Aroca, Ph.D., of Universidad Católica de Valencia. His team applied this to a lip gloss.
Jan 9th, 2023
Stem Cell Science Enters Skin Care: Michal Morrison Inc. Announces βSTEM6 Molecular Serum
The serum reduces lines and wrinkles, firms and lifts the skin, boosts radiance, smooths texture and leaves skin with a healthy appearance, according to the company.
Jan 5th, 2023
5 Skin Care Trends to Watch
From marine-derived ingredients to menopausal care, brands are pushing the envelope on brand innovation.
Jan 3rd, 2023
Broken Rice Cracks the Sustainable Sensory Modifier Code
The trend for sustainability is transforming the cosmetics market. In response, a sensory modifier derived from upcycled, non-GMO broken rice was developed as an alternative to synthetics and tested as described here for efficacy and sensory properties.
Dec 29th, 2022
Trends of 2022
The cosmetics industry continues to take winding and unexpected turns, with much influence stemming from large events and social media. Extensions from current trends — e.g., scalp health from the skinification of hair — will spin off into new ones.
Dec 27th, 2022
U.S. House/Senate, President Biden Pass 2023 Consolidation Act; PCPC Applauds Cosmetic Inclusion
The long-awaited legislation will advance product safety and innovation for the science-driven beauty and personal care industry and reinforce consumer confidence, according to the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC).
Dec 27th, 2022
Note to Our Readers: Newsletter to Take a Holiday Break
Please note that our offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, 2022, in observance of Christmas. The
Cosmetics & Toiletries
newsletter will resume on Dec. 27. Also, our weekly Label Challenge will not run again until Jan. 9, 2023.
Dec 23rd, 2022