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CIR Conclusion (continued)

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel's discussion on parabens continues in this installment, exclusive to the C&T digital edition.

CIR Conclusion: Parabens Are Safe

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel has reviewed the safety of parabens several times, most recently in September 2018. Here, Bart Heldreth, Ph.D., executive director of the CIR, shares the panel's findings and provides context for them.

Measuring Europe's Microplastic Response

Microplastics, and their use in cosmetics and personal care, have been a topic of discussion and regulation in recent years. Here, authors review the European personal care industry's response to microplastic research and controversy, from proactive measures to what comes next.

Natural Sourcing Achieves Halal Certification

Several of the supplier's natural ingredients, including their Honey Powder and Organic Cocoa Butter products, have been halal-certified.

US FDA Plans First Cosmetic Allergen Survey in Decades

The proposed survey is meant to help the organization better understand adverse events caused by allergens in cosmetics, and is the first of its kind since 1975.

CoverGirl Goes Cruelty-free with Leaping Bunny Certification

A new tipping point has been reached with the largest-ever brand to achieve certification.

US FDA Orders Lead Ingredient Out of Hair Color

The final ruling is a response to a color additive petition over safety concerns of lead acetate, which allows for gradual color change in "progressive" hair dyes.

[podcast] Consequences of Hawaii's Sunscreen Ban

In this podcast, renowned cosmetic regulatory expert David Steinberg walks us through Hawaii's recent sunscreen law, the "junk science" backing it (as he refers to it) and its broader implications.

Go Green, See Green: In Bath Products, Sustainability Sells

A report from the Nielsen Company compared the performance of sustainability claims across three categories—chocolate, coffee and bath products—with the goal of understanding how consumers feel about various sustainability factors. Within all three categories, dollar sales of items with the specific claims studied grew twice as fast as the weighted average dollar growth of the three categories combined.

Here Comes the Sun Protection: ISO Test Methods

Our knowledge of the sun and its effects on skin has increased over the years, including the damaging effects of UVA and UVB light. Testing methods for UVA and UVB rays differ; the following is a review of the testing protocols of the European Union and United Kingdom. (Click through to the Digital Edition)

Symrise Shines Spotlight on Halal Offerings

Symrise's portfolio offers more than 200 ingredients compliant with Islamic law, with halal-certified facilities manufacturing ingredients for various applications.

Fragrance Creators Association Secures Win in Chinese Tariffs

The organization has successfully campaigned for a number of fragrance-related items to be removed from the Trump administration’s China 301 tariffs.

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