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Expert Opinions: Sustainable Beauty

Featuring insights on circular economy, biotech, mildness, carbon positive moves, biology and more, this month's collection of "Expert Opinions" is all about sustainable beauty. Click through to the digital magazine for the complete article.

Will CBD Cosmetics Face Greater FDA Scrutiny?

As the demand for CBD products continue to grow in 2020, so will the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) crackdown on their regulation. As explained in this report, the FDA plans to continue investing in regulations for a wider spectrum of CBD-containing cosmetics and foods.

Beauty & Brexit

What the brands and suppliers need to know.

What’s Your Environmental Impact?

Eurofins encourages consumers and formulators alike to monitor the environmental impact of cosmetic products. One way to achieve this is through an ecotoxicological test, which can pave the way for "green" products.

DevaCurl Slapped with Class-action Lawsuit

The Manhattan Federal court suit states various DevaCurl products have caused "scalp irritation, excessive shedding, hair loss, thinning, breakage and/or balding during normal use."

Colonial Highlights 1,4-Dioxane-free Solutions

New York legislators are drawing the line on 1,4-dioxane use limits as soon as Dec. 31, 2022. In response, Colonial Chemicals has positioned its 1,4-dioxane-free ingredient offerings to help guide formulators.

Talcum and Toxins Lawsuit Escalates, FDA Calls Meeting on Talc Testing

Several major talcum powder marketers are being slapped with a new lawsuit alleging their products contain undisclosed dangerous substances. In relation, the U.S. FDA has called a public meeting, to be held on Feb. 4, 2020, regarding testing for asbestos in talc and talc-containing cosmetic products.

BASF Expands Low 1,4-Dioxane Line

1,4-Dioxane is a manufacturing by-product of some surfactants and emulsifiers and has primarily been used as a solvent, as well as a stabilizer in industrial and commercial applications.

PCPC, CHPA Respond to FDA’s Latest Findings on Sunscreen Absorption

In response to part two of the FDA’s sunscreen ingredient maximal usage trial, published in January 2020 in JAMA, the (PCPC) and (CHPA) released a statement reassuring consumers of product safety.

Dingell, EWG to Press for Legal Action on Children's Makeup, Asbestos Allegations

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and representatives of the EWG will pressure Congress to pass legislation protecting children from alleged asbestos-containing makeup. To this end, a press call will be held on Jan. 17, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. EST.

Yes To Recalls Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask

After complaints of chemical burn and allergic reactions, Yes To has recalled its Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask.

Revised ECHA Completeness Check to Include Chemical Safety

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will extend its completeness check to include chemical safety reports to ensure all required elements are included in registration in April 2020.

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