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.
Words from Wiechers: Is Cosmetic Science Really 'Bad'? Part II: Scum of the Earth
Oct 12th, 2021
California Passes 'Do Not Flush' Wipes Law
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
Shin-Etsu’s Natural Diluent System Balances Natural Origin and Performance
Three new products: part of Shin-Etsu’s Formulation Design Toolkit; a non-emulsifying crosspolymer, a non-emulsifying elastomer gel, and a silicone acrylate film former. All formulated with a natural diluent.
Oct 20th, 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
NAD Puts P&G's Crest Whitening Claims in Check
The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the U.S. Better Business Bureau reviewed P&G's Crest Whitening Emulsions claims and found some were supported and others were not; revisions were recommended.
Jun 25th, 2021
20 Hand Sanitizers Recalled by Health Canada
Health Canada has recalled 20 hand sanitizers between March 31, 2021, and June 22 for ingredient violations, unauthorized sale and more, adding to nearly 100 previous recalls,
Jun 23rd, 2021