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Clinique Faces Class Action Suit Over False 'Probiotic' Product Claim

Clinique is facing charges of alleged false advertising relating to its Clinique Redness Solutions Cosmetics purporting to contain "probiotic technology."

UK Government to Certify Cosmetics for Animal Test Exemptions in China

Cosmetic brands and companies manufacturing in the United Kingdom may now obtain a Good Manufacturing Practice certificate from the government exempting them from animal testing.

DNA & Cosmetics to Promote Traceability of Natural Resources

The consortium works to guarantee the authenticity of plant raw materials for cosmetics through DNA analysis.

PCPC/FDA Briefing: VOCs, CBD, PFAs, Talc and the Safe Cosmetics Act

VOCs, CBD, 1,4-dioxane, talc, transparency, PFAs, formaldehyde, allergens and the Safe Cosmetics Act are among the top current areas of focus for the PCPC and FDA. These and other topics were discussed during the PCPC's virtual summit, held May 11-13, 2021.

Suit Alleges Blue Lizard 'Mineral' Sunscreen Label is Deceptive

A proposed class action suit alleges Blue Lizard sunscreen's "mineral-based" label is misleading as it contains organic UV filters; namely octisalate and octinoxate.

ACI, CHPA Urge FDA: Withdraw Allowance for Emergency Sanitizer Production

Citing public safety concerns, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to withdraw its temporary guidance allowing non-traditional manufacturers to produce hand sanitizers.

USDA Certifies Locus PI Sophorolipids as 100% Bio-based

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has certified Locus Performance Ingredients' biosurfactants as 100% bio-based content.

China's NMPA Publishes Revised IECIC 2021 Ingredient Inventory

China's National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has published its revised Inventory of Existing Cosmetics Ingredients in China (IECIC 2021). These revisions will be enforced starting on May 1, 2021.

Microbiome Claims: Should Pre-, Pro- and Postbiotic Skin Care Be Regulated?

This paper debates whether microbiome-focused skin care and claims should be regulated, and the questions this raises. It demonstrates the complexity of such products from a safety, efficacy, regulatory and marketing standpoint, begging the question of whether it is time to set standards.

False Ad Suit Against CVS Hand Sanitizer Gains Ground

According to a report by Law360, a California federal judge certified a class of consumers who purchased CVS hand sanitizer and allege its "kills 99.99% of germs" claim is misleading and false advertising.

Australia Reverses Arbutin Ban with Usage Specifications

The Therapeutic Goods Association announced an update that will now allow a certain concentration of arbutin before mandatory labeling is required. This will permit the sale of previously banned cosmetics in Australia.

6 Sanitizer Offenses, Color Additives and Cosmetic Registrations: FDA Update

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued updates regarding color additives certification, voluntary cosmetic registrations and hand sanitizer violations.

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