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Diatomaceous Earth and Comfrey Root Catch the FDA's Eye

This is a good reminder for cosmetic manufacturers to be careful when straddling the line between a cosmetic and drug. It's all in the claims.

Into the Weeds: Walking the Regulatory Line of CBD in Cosmetics

There is no outright prohibition against CBD-containing cosmetics, but this does not mean hemp products will no longer be regulated. This article reviews the ins and outs of CBD cosmetic compliance as the current U.S. legislation stands.

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Claire's, Beauty Plus Global Recall Certain Cosmetics After Asbestos Testing

The voluntary recalls are a result of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ongoing testing for asbestos in cosmetics.

When it Comes to CBD, the FDA Wants to See the Receipts

The agency held its first hearing on cannabidiol (CBD) in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Friday, May 31, 2019.

Minnesota Joins States Lifting School Sunscreen Bans

Students may now use sunscreen during the school day on school property or at school-sponsored events. The language was added to an education finance budget bill signed by Gov. Tim Walz.

Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Advances in Canadian House of Commons

The bill aims to prohibit any and all animal testing for cosmetic purposes in the country. It would also ban the sale of cosmetic products or ingredients that rely on the results of new animal-testing performed anywhere else in the world.

EU Regulatory Update on the Future of Hair Color Warnings, Plus Brexit and Cannabis

Hair dyes are covered by strict legislative frameworks around the world to avoid adverse reactions; this column covers new research that may add heft to their warning labels. Updates to ongoing regulatory considerations for Brexit and cannabis use also are discussed.

Sunscreen Data Requests, Misperceptions and the Public Health Crisis

"The FDA is not saying 40% of sunscreens (or whatever) do not meet its rules for safety and effectiveness—not to the extent the EWG is suggesting." But the FDA also is muddying the waters, according to PASS Coalition adviser Michael Werner.

PASS Coalition Answers EWG's Latest Sunscreen Attack

“Everyone, including the FDA, is clear about the benefits of sunscreen,” says Michael Werner, policy advisor to the PASS Coalition. “Currently marketed sunscreen ingredients are a proven tool in the fight against the growing skin cancer epidemic in the United States."

Could the US Virgin Islands Be Next to Ban Octinoxate and Oxybenzone?

A bill banning the sale, importation and distribution of certain sunscreen ingredients in personal care is making its way through the U.S. Virgin Islands' legislature.

FDA Recalls Tattoo Inks for Bacteria Contamination

The tattoo inks were manufactured or distributed by four firms inspected under an ongoing assignment.

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