Bayer, Beiersdorf Pay Out $2.3 M for Coppertone False Ad Suit
Coppertone sunscreen was flagged in 2021 for containing benzene, for which 12 lots of spray products were recalled. Now, Bayer Healthcare and Beiersdorf will pay $2.3 million in a class action suit alleging false advertising of the product's safety.
Sep 12th, 2022
3 Paths to Secure Enforcement Against Parallel Chinese Cosmetic Imports
Keeping Cosmetics in Check: Where the Proverbial ‘Buck’ Stops in Botanicals
Jojoba Desert Ingredients Achieve MyMicrobiome Standard Certification
The MyMicrobiome Standard certification for JD Jojoba Oil and JD Lusteris is said to guarantee a microbiome-friendly product for the skin.
Jun 16th, 2022
Cosmetic Mixology, a Safe Way for Consumers to Customize Their Cosmetics
Mixology has seen a resurgence of interest since the pandemic began, especially in cosmetics. In response, Seppic has launched a duo of COSMETIC MIXOLOGY formulas to come up with a "Blend it yourself" concept that is safe and fun for consumers.
Sep 16th, 2022
'Oil-free' Cosmetics Suit vs. Target Dismissed, Mostly
According to a report by Law360, a proposed class action suit claiming retailer Target misled consumers over claims of 'oil-free' cosmetics was dismissed in 12 of 13 instances by an Illinois federal judge.
Jun 6th, 2022
Breaking Down The Honey Pot Reformulation Controversy
When reformulated products landed on shelves, social media posts proliferated, calling out the brand for the unannounced updates to the ingredient composition and spreading misinformation about the company having been sold.
Jun 1st, 2022
Labskin Introduces Microbiome Friendly+ Seal of Approval
The certification seal ensures the product has a neutral effect on the skin microbiome.
May 31st, 2022
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?
Described here are examples of differences in cosmetic regulations in three regions. These differences are examined in terms of whether they appear to impact the safety of cosmetics in the given regions. In the author's view: they don't.
May 1st, 2022
Rodan + Fields to Pay Out $38 M in Lash Boost Settlement
Rodan + Fields will pay $38 million to settle several class action suits against its Lash Boost serum. The plaintiffs claim the product's labeling misleads consumers and its isopropyl cloprostenate content makes it subject to FDA oversight.
Apr 6th, 2022
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
Report: Lawsuit Claims L’Oréal Misleads Origin of Products
According to the complaint, "Millions of American consumers are overpaying for L'Oréal 'Paris' products that are not what they claim to be. The fine print does not stop reasonable consumers from being misled."
Feb 22nd, 2022