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
Clinique Labs Can't Slip Past 'Oil-free' False Advert Suit
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Nov 8th, 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.
Sep 27th, 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 22nd, 2021
Bayer, Beiersdorf to Settle Over 'Misleading Mineral-based' Coppertone Claim
Bayer HealthCare LLC and Beiersdorf Inc. have agreed to settle a class action suit alleging Coppertone brand sunscreens labeled as "mineral-based" are misleading to consumers as they contain chemical actives.
Sep 21st, 2021
From 'Clean' to 'Safe' Cosmetics: How EU/UK Regulations Can Shift the Parlance Toward Health—A Commentary
This article outlines how regulators in the EU and UK have put measures into place to assure consumers of product safety, particularly in relation to endocrine disruptors. It also proposes communicating to consumers the extent to which products are tested to shift the parlance from "clean" to "safe."
Aug 30th, 2021
European Regulatory Update: Greenwashing, Endocrine Disruptors and PFAS
There are robust regulations in Europe regarding chemicals that seem to be based on persistence rather than the analysis of harmful effects. Here, the author highlights regulatory updates in the EU and UK with regard to environmental claims, chemical strategies and more, including endocrine disruptors and PFAS.
Aug 30th, 2021
J&J Voluntarily Recalls Benzene-containing Neutrogena and Aveeno Spray Sunscreens
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of five Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreens as some were found to contain low levels of benzene.
Jul 14th, 2021
Amazon Adds EWG Verified Label to Select Product Listings
“Customers want a way to make more sustainable and informed shopping choices, and Climate Pledge Friendly is ramping up its efforts to help customers know their purchases meet sustainability standards and are helping to preserve the natural world,” said Adam Werbach, global lead for sustainable shopping at Amazon.
Jul 13th, 2021
Suit Alleges J&J's OGX Shampoo, Conditioners Cause Hair Loss
A class action suit has been filed against J&J for its OGX branded shampoos and conditioners that contain DMDM hydantoin, which is alleged to cause hair loss and scalp irritation.
Jul 6th, 2021
Neutrogena Faces Suit Over Benzene in Sunscreens
Neutrogena is facing charges alleging its sunscreens contain unacceptable levels of benzene and do not disclose this ingredient on their labels.
Jun 29th, 2021