Recall Alert: L'Oreal's Mizani, J&J's Clean & Clear, Marcelle's 40+ Cream and Others
Globally, within the past couple of months, numerous cosmetic product recalls have been issued for microbe contamination and fragrance allergens, among other contaminants. Following is a roundup.
Dec 4th, 2023
[video] GMP Standards to Meet MOCRA and Retailer Mandates of the Future
China National Medical Products Administration Updates Toothpaste Regulations
FDA Delays MoCRA Enforcement by 6 Months
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will delay the enforcement of facility registration and product listing requirements under MoCRA for six months after the Dec. 29, 2023, deadline to give the industry "sufficient time" to submit.
Nov 8th, 2023
California Bans 4 Food Additives, FDA Proposes Same for BVO Emulsifier
On Oct. 7, 2023, the State of California banned four food and beverage additives reportedly linked to health issues: potassium bromate, propyl paraben, Red Dye No. 3 and brominated vegetable oil (BVO). The FDA may follow suit with BVO.
Nov 7th, 2023
The anti-stress mineral concentrate for sublimated skin.
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
[poll results] How prepared are you for MOCRA requirements?
The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MOCRA) goes in to effect on Dec. 29, 2023, giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration increased authority over cosmetics. Are you ready for it? We want to know - please take our 1-click poll.
Oct 30th, 2023
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
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
EC Delays REACH Yet Again, 'Abandoning' Chemical Reform
The European Commission's 2024 Work Program was recently rolled out with a glaring omission — REACH provisions, "backtracking on its pledges made under the 2020 Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability," per the EU Observer. This was not the first time.
Oct 20th, 2023
A Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA) Compliance Checklist
Your proactive work to ensure compliance will help the industry move forward, increase consumer trust and loyalty and strengthen your own business.
Oct 18th, 2023
Formulas, New Ingredients/Safety, South Korean Standards, India Rules 2020 and More
This article provides regulatory updates primarily in China and India, as well as Thailand and South Korea. Topics include formula submissions, new ingredients/safety, Korean standards, India cosmetics rules and more.
Sep 29th, 2023
European Commission Adopts Measures Restricting Intentional Microplastics
The measures will prohibit the sale of microplastics and of products to which microplastics have been added intentionally and that release those microplastics when used.
Sep 27th, 2023
China Updates: Benzene Limit, 19 Test Method Revisions, Benvitimod/Tapinarof Ban
China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) recently issued Notice No. 41, limiting benzene impurities in cosmetics, revising five and adding 14 test methods, and banning the tapinarof skin treatment for psoriasis.
Sep 18th, 2023