Washington State Law Addresses Cosmetic Chemicals Targeting 'Vulnerable' Populations
As of January 1, 2025, the law prevents the manufacture, sale and distribution of products containing the targeted materials.
May 18th, 2023
What California’s PFAS Law Could Mean for the Cosmetics Industry Nationwide
J&J's $8.9 B Talc Offer Rejected, Mediations Ordered, Bankruptcy Revisited
ECHA Updates: 8 Chemicals for REACH Authorization and Call for PFAS Proposals
The ECHA proposed adding eight chemicals to the REACH Authorization list, including some cosmetic ingredients. The agency also is calling for PFAS proposals, and it shared consultations on conforming restriction proposals and SEAC draft opinions.
May 10th, 2023
PrimalHyal™ Hydra[+], the novel cationic HA
Givaudan Active Beauty expands the boundaries of skin hydration with the launch of PrimalHyal™ Hydra[+], a new cationic HA crafted by white biotech. This unique cosmetic active outperforms standard HA hydration benefits by at least a factor of 2.
May 1st, 2023
Brazil Prohibits Animal Testing for Cosmetics, Mandates Alternatives
The use of vertebrate animals, except human beings, in the R&D and quality control of personal hygiene products, cosmetics and perfumes that use ingredients or compounds with safety and efficacy already scientifically proven is prohibited.
Mar 13th, 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
[update] 26 More Chemicals That Could Get Your Products Banned in California
Assembly Bill 496, introduced on Feb. 7, 2023, proposes the addition of 26 chemicals to the state of California's existing Toxic-free Cosmetics Act. If passed, the bill would ban cosmetics containing them from being sold in the state.
Feb 16th, 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
Five European Nations, ECHA Propose PFAS Bans/Restrictions
Five European nations submitted a proposal in January to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to restrict and/or ban PFAS. The agency released details of the proposal on Feb. 7, 2023, and announced next steps.
Feb 8th, 2023
FDA, Unilever and GSK Challenge Valisure's Benzene Findings, Test Methods
The FDA recently raised concerns over the test methods of Valisure, the Connecticut-based lab whose reports over benzene in sunscreen and dry shampoo products from Unilever, GSK and others have prompted recalls and class action suits.
Jan 30th, 2023
After 8+ Years, is Canada Ready to Ban Animal Testing for Cosmetics?
Health Canada confirmed plans are in the works to implement an animal testing ban for cosmetics, according to The Globe and Mail.
Jan 26th, 2023
U.S. FDA, Congress to Write CBD its Own Rules for Food, Supplements
After careful review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that a regulatory pathway specific to CBD, rather than CBD foods and supplements, is needed to balance CBD product demand with the potential risks.
Jan 26th, 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