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American Chemistry Council Supports Sustainability Bill

The bill would direct the president to establish an inter-agency sustainable chemistry entity to promote and coordinate federal sustainable chemistry research, development, demonstration, technology transfer, commercialization, education and training activities.

Natrue Surpasses 6K Products

More than 6,000 products worldwide now meet the Natrue label criteria. Natrue was founded by leading natural and organics cosmetics sector brands including Weleda and Levera.

Humane Society Voices Support for EPA Animal Testing Draft Policy

Titled Use of Alternative Approaches for Skin Sensitization as a Replacement for Laboratory animal Testing, the draft supports the use of non-animal methods for single chemical substances including pesticide active ingredients.

Brazil's Cosmetic Suspensions, Revisions to Youth Personal Care Regulations

Brazil's health surveillance agency announced the suspension of two cosmetic manufacturers due to manufacturing infractions. In relation, the agency approved an amendment to simplify the process of speeding youth personal care products to market.

ICMAD Releases Statement on EU Extra Duties

The extra duties, conceptualized in response to the Trump administration’s 232 tariffs, include cosmetics and personal care products.

No Eco-scuses: Packaging Can Conform with Natural Tenets

Consumer interest in natural products has not yet extended to eco-friendly cosmetic packaging, while experts estimate that 8 million tons of plastics leak into the ocean each year. With this in mind, sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging are increasingly needed.

European Commission Authorizes MBBT Sunscreens

The European Commission (EC) announced amendments to Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009, aka the Cosmetics Regulation, regarding newly authorized sunscreens.

Weleda Obtains UEBT Certification

UEBT is a non-profit which provides a globally-recognized standard for sustainable sourcing and the use of raw materials. Weleda is one of two brands to earn the new recognition.

China Softens Animal Test Mandate, Opens Doors for Cosmetics Growth

Many multinationals have steered clear of the huge cosmetics market potential in China due to the animal testing mandate; but things could be changing.

White House Proposes US FDA Slim-down

A new proposal from the Trump administration would alter the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's name and remove food safety from its purview, among other changes.

EU Announces Extra Duties for US Cosmetics, Flavor and Fragrance Imports

The move is in response to the Trump administration’s 232 steel and aluminum tariffs, including U.S. cosmetics, steel and aluminum products, agricultural goods and various terpene oils.

California and Canada Move to End Animal Testing for Cosmetics

The final outcomes of these moves remain to be seen, but one thing is certain: not every market is on the same page. This could either spell out a larger drive for global harmony or settle into irreconcilable differences.

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