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Mar 20, 2019
Citing health concerns, the California legislature has introduced a bill that would ban several cosmetic ingredients, spanning pigments, preservatives and parabens.
Mar 20, 2019
The need for such legislation arose from concerned dermatologists and reports in the media of students being required to carry a note or prescription in order to possess or use sunscreen.
Mar 18, 2019
The proposed update would reclassify TiO2 (titanium dioxide) and ZnO (zinc oxide) as GRASE (Generally Recognized as Safe and Effective) category I. Previously, none of the 16 active ingredients currently on the market were considered GRASE.
Mar 13, 2019
The announcement comes following the resignation of Scott Gottlieb, who devoted his tenure to addressing youth e-cigarette use and modernizing food safety.
Mar 12, 2019 | Rachel Grabenhofer with David C. Steinberg
Between limited UV filter options and bans on organic sunscreens, the U.S. sunscreen market is wrought with strife. So why not just add Europe's UV filters to expand the U.S. portfolio? As David Steinberg explains in this podcast, it's not that easy. Listen now.
Mar 5, 2019
Scott Gottlieb, who assumed the role in May 2017, cited the commute from Connecticut to Washington, D.C., as motivation for his resignation. The organization also released an update on 2017 findings of asbestos in cosmetics.
Feb 21, 2019
Broad spectrum sunscreens are critical for preventing skin cancer and UV damage, yet many of their essential requirements have not been updated in years. This was the driver for new sunscreen regulatory rules proposed by the FDA.
Feb 15, 2019
“What is new about the UEBT certification is that it encompasses a brand’s entire ethical sourcing system, validating that it has incorporated the requirements from the UEBT standard into its systems for sourcing and innovating natural ingredients,” said UEBT executive director Rik Kutsch Lojenga.
Feb 12, 2019
The beauty brand has agreed to pay nearly $1 million for importing false eyelash kits that, unbeknownst to the company at the time, contained materials sourced from North Korea.
Feb 11, 2019
The ERI 360° Label—or Eco Responsible Ingredient—helps cosmetic ingredient companies prioritize sustainability efforts by measuring and conveying the environmental impact of their products.
Feb 6, 2019
The Florida Keys will no longer allow the use of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. Does this mean California is next?
Feb 5, 2019 | John I. Yablonski, Bio-Control Consultants, LLC, Park City, UT, and David R. Winne, Claims Support Group, LLC, Cold Spring, NY
The market for natural, green, organic and sustainable products and ingredients has exploded, bringing with it entrepreneurs who are new to this space. As such, this article serves as a beginner's guide to U.S. regulations and certifications that pertain to this segment, along with basic rules for product safety, microbiological testing, claims substantiation and more.