Bondi Sands 'Reef Friendly' Sunscreen Hit with Class Action Suit
The class action suit in the United States alleges the company's sunscreens claim to be "reef friendly" while they are harmful to the environment.
May 23rd, 2022
Keeping Cosmetics in Check: Do Cosmetic Regulations Make a Difference?
Rodan + Fields to Pay Out $38 M in Lash Boost Settlement
Keeping Cosmetics in Check: APs/Deos—Truly Essential or Marketing Hype?
Why is body odor generally considered bad? Some suggest it is a modern “invention” of advertising. The present article explores perceptions of body odor, advances in AP/deo development and the impact of COVID-19 on AP/deo use.
Mar 1st, 2022
FDA Flags Color Additive, SPF and Contaminant Offenses, Urges 'Recall Readiness'
In recent months, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported six voluntary recalls for an impermissible color additive, mislabeled SPF and several contaminants. It also urged companies to be "recall ready" and provided final guidance to do so.
Mar 3rd, 2022
RADICARE®-ECO: The Urban Antidote for Hair and Scalp
RADICARE®-ECO is a powerful antioxidant inspired by sophisticated protection mechanisms found in leaves and fruit husks of plants. It protects hair and scalp against deleterious urban stress and improves hair integrity, gloss, and colour brilliance.
Apr 29th, 2022
[updated] Hemp Act Proposes Higher THC Test Limits but Could Impact CBDs
The Hemp Advancement Act of 2022 seeks to eliminate unworkable testing requirements and set reasonable THC thresholds, according to
But could it impact other cannabinoids?
Feb 14th, 2022
Keeping Cosmetics in Check: SPF in Anti-aging Products
One of the biggest causes of skin aging is UV exposure, making SPF almost a requirement for anti-aging creams. Here, the author describes how SPF regulations led to sun protection claims on anti-aging products; he also posits whether they are pertinent.
Jan 6th, 2022
CoverGirl, Coty Face Suit Over Alleged PFAS in Cosmetics
GMO/Toxin Free USA alleges CoverGirl and parent company Coty Inc. have misled consumers, positioning the brand and company as an environmental steward when its cosmetics contain indicators of PFAS or "forever chemicals."
Dec 30th, 2021
Clinique Labs Can't Slip Past 'Oil-free' False Advert Suit
On Nov. 15, an Illinois federal judge did not free the company of the recent false advertising suit; although it did dismiss some of the plaintiff's claims related to products she did not purchase. The case remains pending.
Nov 16th, 2021
Words from Wiechers: Is Cosmetic Science Really 'Bad'? Part II: Scum of the Earth
This edition of Words from Wiechers debates: Are claims on cosmetic products exaggerated? While Wiechers presents strong points, column editor Tony O'Lenick believes that by and large, cosmetic companies are very conscious not to alienate consumers by making wild claims.
Oct 12th, 2021
California Passes 'Do Not Flush' Wipes Law
Proposed originally earlier in 2021, the legislation establishes disposal labeling requirements for wet wipes packaging and requires manufacturers of wipes to educate the public on the impacts of flushing wipes improperly.
Oct 7th, 2021
Updated Guide Available on Classifying and Labeling Titanium Dioxide
The guide helps companies and national authorities understand how mixtures containing titanium dioxide need to be classified and labeled following its classification as carcinogenic if inhaled. The new label update went into effect on Oct. 1, 2021.
Oct 4th, 2021
China Cracks Down on Misleading Cosmetic Claims—Here's How to Comply
With tighter cosmetic regulations in China, the country is watching for and subduing misleading or false product claims. To avoid penalties and ensure compliance, regulatory consulting firm ChemLinked offers solutions.
Sep 23rd, 2021