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China Finalizes Cosmetic Supervision Legislation

According to a report by Chemlinked, China has officially released the final version of its Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR), which takes effect January 1, 2021.

Butylparaben Blacklisted as ECHA Substance of High Concern

The ECHA’s candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now has 209 entries. The latest materials added include three that are identified as toxic to reproduction and one endocrine disruptor—butylparaben. The EU aims to phase these out.

ECHA Wavers on Resorcinol's Proposed SVHC Status

Resorcinol's endocrine-disrupting effects landed it on the ECHA's review list for substances of very high concern (SVHC) but the Member State Committee did not agree to label it as such. The REACH Committee will make the final call.

CTPA Publishes Customer Charter: 'Protecting Us All at the Beauty Counter'

The new BRC-backed CTPA Customer Charter aims to help instill confidence and in customers and staff that they will be safe in returning to the beauty counter.

FDA Flags Eskbiochem Hand Sanitizers for Possible Methanol Content

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning statement to consumers over the use of Eskbiochem's hand sanitizers, which may contain methanol, i.e., wood alcohol.

Colombian Senate Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Colombia is the first nation in South America to ban animal testing for cosmetics. "Today, Colombia becomes a better and more humane society," said Senate Co-author Richard Aguilar, according to Animal Defenders International.

Indian Cosmetic Legislation Delayed in Light of COVID-19

Regulators from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) have delayed establishing new cosmetic legislation due to COVID-19.

U.S. FDA Red Flags Careful Cents, LLC for COVID-19 Claims

Careful Cents, LLC, is marketing essential oils that, according to the U.S. FDA, are misbranded drugs based on their claims. The agency issued a warning letter highlighting examples including immunity-boosting and antiviral effects, and positioned to address COVID-19.

Johnson & Johnson Ends Talc-based Baby Powder Sales in North America

Johnson & Johnson has stated that it will be removing its talc-based powders from North America due to a decline in demand but will continue to sell its cornstarch-based baby powder.

Cosmeservice Speeds Cleanser-to-Hand Sanitizer Registration in the EU

In Europe, Cosmeservice is offering express service to re-register as hand sanitizers previously registered and eligible cosmetic cleansers within one week to support COVID-19 prevention.

[update] 'Toxic-free' Cosmetics Act Moves Forward, Again

Assembly Bill 2762, California's "Toxic-free Cosmetic Act," moved forward again on June 11, 2020. If enacted, it would ban specific ingredients intentionally added to cosmetic formulations. The PCPC previously expressed support for the proposed legislation.

Second Nature: Sustainability as the Outgrowth of Naturals, A Commentary

Personal care consumers increasingly demand natural products but these are not always sustainable, especially considering the broader principles of this doctrine. This paper is a commentary on natural products and ingredients, certifications and innovations to advance this category in the context of UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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