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Sunscreen Saga Continues, Thanks to EWG

The FDA and PCPC came to the industry's defense this week, when the Environmental Working Group called out sunscreen makers for adding anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients to products, to allegedly "mask" signs of sunburn and falsify SPF ratings.

CTPA on Brexit: 'Refrain from Hasty Actions'

While the BBC recently explained "all that citizens need to know" about the U.K. departure from the EU, the cosmetics industry should know the implications, too. Emma Meredith, Ph.D., of the UK-based CTPA, explains what is and isn't known.

FDA Claims Warnings Strike Again: Using Terms 'Botox-like' and More

Once again, U.S. regulators are cracking down on beauty companies that have crossed over into unapproved drug claim territory based on how they are promoting their products online.

ICMAD Re-ups on Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act

ICMAD recently renewed its support of the “Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act,” Bill, which proposes to modernize and significantly enhance the FDA's oversight of cosmetics and cosmetic safety.

FTC Warns: Don't Make Zika Protection Claims Without Scientific Data

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sent 10 warning letters to online marketers selling products that claim they provide protection from the Zika virus without the scientific data to back it up.

The European Regulation for Cosmetics: Who is the Responsible Person?

The Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/20091 is the main regulatory framework for finished products when placed on the EU market and introduces the notion of the responsible person.

European Directive On Cosmetics Marks 40th Yr; Will Standards Change?

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first harmonized European Directive on cosmetic products. In the meantime, a cosmetics advocacy group is on a mission to have any future regulation standardize the definition of natural and organic.

FDA Warns About Mercury in Beauty Products

Even though these products are often promoted as cosmetics, they also may be unapproved new drugs under the law, says Linda Katz, director of FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors.

Who's Still Using Microbeads?

With all of the legislative buzz around banning microbeads, Greenpeace East Asia is publishing a list of who's still using the microparticles and who is not.

How Cosmetics are Regulated in Europe

European Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 is the main regulatory framework for finished products when placed on the EU market. Safety for human health is paramount. The Cosmetics Regulation comprises key elements to consider and comply with when marketing cosmetic products in Europe.

Why We Will Never Be Free From “Free-From” Claims

The appearance of “free-from” ingredient claims shocked the industry when they began appearing years ago. Now, as the public feeds into the growing amounts of adverse information about particular ingredients, the “free-from” claim carries more power than ever.

Canada Lists Microbeads as Toxic; Paves Way to Ban

Canada has officially named microbeads a toxic substance under the Environmental Protection Act as a final order, which will allow the government to ban the plastic micro-particles used in personal care and beauty products.

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