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[update] California Moves to Ban 'Harmful' Cosmetic Ingredients

Citing health concerns, the California legislature has introduced a bill that would ban several cosmetic ingredients, spanning pigments, preservatives and parabens.

[update] New Law Permits Sunscreen Use By Minors at School

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.

Croda Backs Proposed Updates to FDA Sunscreen Regulations

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.

Ned Sharpless to Serve as Acting FDA Commissioner

The announcement comes following the resignation of Scott Gottlieb, who devoted his tenure to addressing youth e-cigarette use and modernizing food safety.

[podcast] Why the FDA Disallows Europe’s Sunscreens

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.

FDA Commissioner Resigns; Agency Updates 2017 Asbestos Findings

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.

FDA Pushes Higher Limits, New Labeling and More Data for Sunscreens

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.

UEBT Introduces Certification and Trust Mark

“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.

e.l.f. Gets a Lash-ing for Sourcing from North Korea

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.

ERI 360° Label Calculates Ingredient Sustainability Levels

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.

Key West Joins Hawaii in the Ban of Octinoxate and Oxybenzone

The Florida Keys will no longer allow the use of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. Does this mean California is next?

Beginner's Guide to Natural/Organic

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.

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