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DevaCurl Slapped with Class-action Lawsuit

The Manhattan Federal court suit states various DevaCurl products have caused "scalp irritation, excessive shedding, hair loss, thinning, breakage and/or balding during normal use."

Colonial Highlights 1,4-Dioxane-free Solutions

New York legislators are drawing the line on 1,4-dioxane use limits as soon as Dec. 31, 2022. In response, Colonial Chemicals has positioned its 1,4-dioxane-free ingredient offerings to help guide formulators.

Talcum and Toxins Lawsuit Escalates, FDA Calls Meeting on Talc Testing

Several major talcum powder marketers are being slapped with a new lawsuit alleging their products contain undisclosed dangerous substances. In relation, the U.S. FDA has called a public meeting, to be held on Feb. 4, 2020, regarding testing for asbestos in talc and talc-containing cosmetic products.

BASF Expands Low 1,4-Dioxane Line

1,4-Dioxane is a manufacturing by-product of some surfactants and emulsifiers and has primarily been used as a solvent, as well as a stabilizer in industrial and commercial applications.

PCPC, CHPA Respond to FDA’s Latest Findings on Sunscreen Absorption

In response to part two of the FDA’s sunscreen ingredient maximal usage trial, published in January 2020 in JAMA, the (PCPC) and (CHPA) released a statement reassuring consumers of product safety.

Dingell, EWG to Press for Legal Action on Children's Makeup, Asbestos Allegations

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and representatives of the EWG will pressure Congress to pass legislation protecting children from alleged asbestos-containing makeup. To this end, a press call will be held on Jan. 17, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. EST.

Yes To Recalls Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask

After complaints of chemical burn and allergic reactions, Yes To has recalled its Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask.

Revised ECHA Completeness Check to Include Chemical Safety

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will extend its completeness check to include chemical safety reports to ensure all required elements are included in registration in April 2020.

Greenbrier International/Dollar Tree Flagged for Acne Pad Import Violations

FDA inspections revealed violations at multiple foreign manufacturers that supply acne pads and drugs to the company's distribution network.

Clearing the Haze Around CBD Cosmetics at SCC Annual Meeting

CBD in cosmetics is a big mess, according to Victor Mencarelli, of the Hain Celestial Group. He and others tried to suss through it during the SCC Annual meeting this week in NYC.

[update] EU Classifies TiO2 as 'Suspected' Carcinogen by Inhalation

Update: It's official. European legislators are moving forward with the proposal to classify TiO2 as a suspected Category 2 carcinogen by inhalation. The could spell trouble for sunscreen developers.

[Update] Purisys Touts Descheduling Under Farm Bill

Tim Jones, vice president of global API and OTC for Purisys, claimed, “Descheduling means our customers no longer need DEA registrations to work with Purisys materials.”

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