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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.

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.

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.

Pigment Red 4 Makes Canada's Ingredient Hotlist

This month, Pigment Red 4 was added to Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist and amendments were made regarding preservatives, among other changes.

US FDA Pushes Sunscreen Reform on Three Fronts

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced three new efforts to advance its framework for sun protection products including Maximal Usage Trials (MUsT)—just ahead of summer vacation and in line with #DontFryDay.

U.S. FDA Investigates B. cepacian Complex Outbreak Linked to Personal Care

A no-rinse foam cleanser has been linked to at least 10 confirmed cases of Burkholderia cepacia complex; Shadow Holdings dba Bocchi Laboratories has voluntarily recalled the product as the FDA investigates.

Hawaii to Ban Certain Sunscreen Chemicals

Legislation was passed by the Hawaii state senate that, if signed by the governor, would prohibit the sale of sunscreen products containing certain ingredients. This move was in response to research showing their potential damage to coral reefs.

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