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Industry Insight: Sunscreen Myths, Claims and Consumer Confidence

Sunscreens have improved immensely in the past 40 years thanks to advances in formulation and a deeper understanding of sunlight and exposure. As a natural extension of progress, however, new pain points have emerged; these are discussed in brief in this commentary from world-renowned sunscreen expert Brian Diffey, Ph.D., of Newcastle University.

Washington State Enacts 'Do Not Flush' Wipes Law

Washington state has a new law on the books requiring manufacturers of nonflushable wipes to label them prominently with the phrase "Do Not Flush." The goal is to guide consumers to dispose of these products appropriately.

Health Canada Expedites Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizer Distribution

Responding to the COVID-19 health crisis, Canadian officials released a plan to expedite hand sanitizer distribution to protect the public; Health Canada also notes these products are considered natural health products and not cosmetics.

Cosmetics Reform Bill Approved but Prognosis is Low

HR 5279, The Cosmetic Safety Enhancement Act of 2019, is one step closer to materializing, as the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health approved the bill for next steps. However, the prognosis it will pass is low, one AI logarithm predicts.

How Companies Can Speed the EU Disinfectants Supply

In situations that threaten public health, i.e., COVID-19, European companies can appeal to authorities for an exemption from the standard authorization requirements, in this case for disinfectants, in order to speed their production.

FDA Permits Compounding, Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizer Production

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two guidance documents to communicate its policy for the temporary manufacture of certain alcohol-based hand sanitizer products, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

[updated] U.S. Manufacturers Push to Stay Open Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty

Manufacturers in the health, beauty and personal care space are seeking exemptions to the various measures aimed at curbing the virus—and unilateral legislation that makes it clear exactly who is and is not subject to the bans.

[update] FDA April Meeting for June ICCR-14 Meeting Cancelled

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the FDA has cancelled the public meeting originally scheduled for April 14, 2020, to discuss topics for the international ICCR-14 meeting on cosmetics regulation, still planned (thus far) to be held from June 8 to June 10, 2020.

Nature Essence Small Molecule Co. Pinged by FDA Warning Letter

In addition to several food and beverage violations, the U.S. FDA cited adulterated cosmetics and new drug claims in its warning letter to the company.

[podcast] Sunscreen Innovation Act Update: MUsT Test and Penetration Potential

"What’s changed with respect to sunscreen evaluation is ... the test model they are using now is designed for drugs ...and has never been applied previously for the sunscreens," Epstein reports.

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Topical Drugs

Contact dermatitis from topical drugs and human safety are the topics in a recently issued guidance document made available by the FDA. Comments are sought through May 8, 2020.

Will VOC Limits Change for Fragrance, Hair Care?

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is considering changes to current volatile organic compound (VOC) limits for fragrance and hair care, the ICMAD reports.

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