Lessons in Labeling from Gefilte Fish
This article discusses manufacturing and expiration date regulations that should be incorporated into the cosmetics industry. The ideas for these regulations are inspired by a jar of gefilte fish eaten by the author.
Sep 29th, 2023
FDA Finalizes Guidance on DTC Drug, Biologicals Promotional Labeling
[updated] Fragrance Allergen Labeling Requirements in 7 Regions + 45 EU Additions
ASA Rules Wild Cosmetics Deodorant Claims are Misleading
The UK-registered Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) upheld its ruling that a Dec. 2, 2022, YouTube ad and information posted on the website of deodorant manufacturer Wild Cosmetics misled consumers. The ad can no longer appear in the original form.
May 18th, 2023
V/WA™, discover Alteromonas lipotrueae
Discover V/WA™ a fully vertically integrated active ingredient from a new identified Alteromonas strain: Alteromonas lipotrueae.
Sep 18th, 2023
Canada Set to Ban Animal Testing for Cosmetics, Body Shop Responds
The Canadian government's proposed amendments in Budget 2023 will prohibit the sale of cosmetics that rely on new animal testing data or display misleading product labeling pertaining to animal testing.
Apr 12th, 2023
Tighter Rules Now in Effect for USDA Organic Seal of Approval
The goal is to protect integrity in the organic supply chain and build trust in the USDA organic label by strengthening organic control systems, improving farm to market traceability and providing robust enforcement of USDA Organic regulations.
Mar 20th, 2023
Unilever, J&J, Olaplex and L'Oreal Still Treading Legal Waters Over Lilial, Benzene
Olaplex, Redken, OGX, Dove, Nexxus, Suave, Tigi and Tresemmé brands are still making headlines as they tread legal waters over alleged Lilial and benzene content. Following are recent updates.
Mar 3rd, 2023
John Paul Mitchell Hit with Suit Alleging False 'No Animal Testing' Claim
John Paul Mitchell Systems is facing a class action suit alleging its "no animal testing" promise was broken to meet regulatory requirements in China to gain access to the market.
Feb 21st, 2023
'Reef Friendly' Claims Put Hain Celestial, Hawaiian Tropic in the Hot Seat
While Edgewell's Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen was dismissed from the alleged deceptive claim of "reef friendly," Hain Celestial's Alba Botanica is still in the hot seat. How are reef safe claims being interpreted?
Feb 15th, 2023
ECHA Adds to Hazardous Chemicals List, Reviews PFAS and Classification Proposals
The ECHA has added one cosmetic-related ingredient to the "hazardous" list, and received a five-nation proposal to restrict PFAS and three intentions/proposals to harmonize classification of cosmetic-related substances. See which ones are named.
Jan 18th, 2023
7 Implications of the Modernization Act for Cosmetics
President Biden signed HR 2617 into law. What does this mean for cosmetic manufacturers? "A lot," according to Steinberg & Associates. The 1,653-page bill includes 14 pages on cosmetics. Read on to learn more.
Jan 10th, 2023
Avoid Deceptive Eco Claims by Helping FTC Shape the Green Guides
The commission is seeking public comment to update the guidelines. This move is based on increasing consumer interest in buying environmentally friendly products.
Dec 15th, 2022
Report: L'Oreal Facing Lawsuit Over Collagen Products Claims
The plaintiffs claim the brand deceived them into overpaying for its Collagen Moisture Filler Day/Night Cream and its Fragrance-Free Collagen Moisture Filler Daily Moisturizer by suggesting they help smooth wrinkles, according to Reuters.
Sep 29th, 2022