Cosmex AI Takes Regulatory Compliance for Cosmetics to the Next Level
Those who were wondering how artificial intelligence (AI) might take cosmetic product development to the next level now have their answer. Cosmex AI can scan 30,000+ ingredients to instantly indicate if a product complies with regulators or retailers.
Oct 25th, 2023
Lessons in Labeling from Gefilte Fish
FDA Finalizes Guidance on DTC Drug, Biologicals Promotional Labeling
[updated] Fragrance Allergen Labeling Requirements in 7 Regions + 45 EU Additions
This article from Chemlinked compiles information on major regions with regulations for fragrance allergen labeling and their requirements. Legislation in progress also is mentioned. [Update: On July 26, 2023, the EU added 45 new entries to the Annex.]
Jun 21st, 2023
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
Benzene, Methanol and Lead Headline Recent Class Actions and FDA Alerts
Methanol in hand sanitizers and lead in a baby skin care are cited in the latest U.S. Food and Drug Administration recall notices, while benzene content in dry shampoo and spray sunscreens persists among class action suits. Following is a roundup.
Apr 4th, 2023
Puresterol (Pueraria mirifica) based face serums reduce wrinkles in clinical trials
Bio-Botanica® announced Puresterol® (Pueraria mirifica) based serums found to reduce wrinkles in clinical trials
Nov 21st, 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