How the EU Microplastics Ban Affects Glitter
The European Commission's (EC's) ban on microplastics intentionally added to cosmetics went into effect on Oct. 17, 2023. This includes some forms of glitter, individually and in mixtures, which the commission explained in a recent Q&A.
Oct 23rd, 2023
European Commission Adopts Measures Restricting Intentional Microplastics
Tighter Rules Now in Effect for USDA Organic Seal of Approval
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SILAB presents MYOLINE®, a natural relaxing active ingredient and genuine plant "botox-like". MYOLINE® counteracts the deleterious effects of psychological stress on the skin, leaving it younger and more radiant.
Nov 28th, 2023
ChemForward Methodology Enables Ingredient Consistency and Compatability
With most countries placing the responsibility of cosmetic product safety on manufacturers, nonprofit ChemForward has developed a methodology to create standards for consistency and comparing traditional and natural ingredients.
Aug 4th, 2022
Algorithm Formulated to Assess Environmental Risk of Personal Care Products
A research team has recently developed an algorithm to assess the environmental impact of rinse-off personal care products. The algorithm will include a confidential grading process for ingredients.
Aug 2nd, 2022
Keeping Cosmetics in Check: Where the Proverbial ‘Buck’ Stops in Botanicals
In this article, the author outlines important questions formulators should ask in terms of background information for the botanical ingredients they are sourcing.
Jul 1st, 2022
BASF Offers Range of LowPCF Intermediates for Reduced Carbon
BASF will now offer five chemical intermediates as low product carbon footprint (LowPCF) after analysis revealed their PCFs were lower than those of corresponding third-party chemicals.
Jun 14th, 2022
How Some Companies May be ‘Blue-washing’ Sustainable Claims
A lack of current U.S. federal regulations on sustainability claims has led to companies making claims of environmental action that are misleading or unsubstantiated.
Jun 9th, 2022
European Regulatory Update: EGD, Packaging and Green Claims
In parallel with the Green Deal, the EU will outline sustainability measures and crackdown on packaging waste, plastics and green claims. This column provides an overview, along with a brief look at microbiome claims.
Mar 1st, 2022
The Estée Lauder Cos. 'Green Score' Method Could Standardize Sustainability
The company published its internal approach to evaluate ingredients and formulas through the lenses of human health, ecosystem health and the environment, in hopes that others might build upon it.
Dec 9th, 2021
UK Moves Forward for Take-back Cosmetic Packaging
These schemes would cut down on waste as consumers return product packaging to dedicated collection points.
Dec 2nd, 2021
Novi Debuts Beauty Platform for Ingredients & Packaging
Novi Connect connects brands, suppliers and retailers on one communication platform to build new products, vet ingredients, order raw materials and access sustainable packaging.
Sep 17th, 2021
BASF Purchases 49.5% of Vattenfall Offshore Wind Farm
The Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm began construction in July and expects to be fully operable in 2023.
Sep 3rd, 2021