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[podcast] Consequences of Hawaii's Sunscreen Ban

In this podcast, renowned cosmetic regulatory expert David Steinberg walks us through Hawaii's recent sunscreen law, the "junk science" backing it (as he refers to it) and its broader implications.

Go Green, See Green: In Bath Products, Sustainability Sells

A report from the Nielsen Company compared the performance of sustainability claims across three categories—chocolate, coffee and bath products—with the goal of understanding how consumers feel about various sustainability factors. Within all three categories, dollar sales of items with the specific claims studied grew twice as fast as the weighted average dollar growth of the three categories combined.

Here Comes the Sun Protection: ISO Test Methods

Our knowledge of the sun and its effects on skin has increased over the years, including the damaging effects of UVA and UVB light. Testing methods for UVA and UVB rays differ; the following is a review of the testing protocols of the European Union and United Kingdom. (Click through to the Digital Edition)

Symrise Shines Spotlight on Halal Offerings

Symrise's portfolio offers more than 200 ingredients compliant with Islamic law, with halal-certified facilities manufacturing ingredients for various applications.

[update] US Representative Proposes Ban, Review of Hundreds of Ingredients

The “Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2018” puts preservatives, UV filters, fragrances and other ingredients under the lens.

Fragrance Creators Association Secures Win in Chinese Tariffs

The organization has successfully campaigned for a number of fragrance-related items to be removed from the Trump administration’s China 301 tariffs.

COSMOS Publishes 3.0 Documents

The documents, available now, include the "COSMOS-standard," "Labelling Guide," "Technical Guide," "Control Manual" and "Certifier Contract."

Personal Care Products Are Personally Impacted by Trump Tariffs

The White House has released a statement from President Trump imposing 10% tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports beginning Sept. 24, 2018. Products which could be impacted include shampoo, refrigerators and fruits and nuts.

[update] California Passes Bill Banning Animal Testing

California SB-1249, which successfully passed through the California State Assembly, is now headed to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill was passed after it narrowed its scope to include only products in which animal testing is a direct part of the supply chain.

China Streamlines Structure to Give Industry Easier Access

The new state market regulatory administration (SMRA) will oversee foods, drugs and cosmetics.

California Passes Label Law on Professional Cosmetics

The state of California has passed a new law mandating that professional cosmetics be labeled similarly to commercial ones.

SkinTrust Society Sets a New Global Standard

Because skin care products and cosmetics are not evaluated by regulatory or independent authorities—and are instead self-approved by individual companies—the SkinTRUST Society resolved to develop a comprehensive standard that requires product studies to substantiate both safety and efficacy.

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