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11 Changes to SCCS Guides for Cosmetics Safety Testing — Plus a Note on 'Nano'
The European Union's (EU's) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) recently updated its notes of guidance (NoG) for cosmetics and cosmetic ingredient safety testing, emphasizing alternatives to animal testing and more.
Jun 5th, 2023
ASA Rules Wild Cosmetics Deodorant Claims are Misleading
The UK-registered Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) upheld its ruling that a Dec. 2, 2022, YouTube ad and information posted on the website of deodorant manufacturer Wild Cosmetics misled consumers. The ad can no longer appear in the original form.
May 18th, 2023
Washington State Law Addresses Cosmetic Chemicals Targeting 'Vulnerable' Populations
As of January 1, 2025, the law prevents the manufacture, sale and distribution of products containing the targeted materials.
May 18th, 2023
CTPA Welcomes UK Government Action to Ensure No Cosmetic Ingredient Testing on Animals
The announcement from the government is an important step towards the goal of ensuring that non-animal methods are accepted by the authorities to meet the requirements of other pieces of UK chemicals legislation, per the CTPA.
May 17th, 2023
What California’s PFAS Law Could Mean for the Cosmetics Industry Nationwide
While it is not entirely possible to avoid potential litigation, companies can reduce their risk of suit by paying close attention to labelling, advertising and other representations about the safety, contents and ESG impacts of their products.
May 16th, 2023
J&J's $8.9 B Talc Offer Rejected, Mediations Ordered, Bankruptcy Revisited
Last month, J&J agreed to pay $8.9 billion through subsidiary LTL Management to settle lawsuits alleging its talc products caused cancer. Mediations to negotiate those settlements have been ordered while a second bankruptcy filing is under review.
May 10th, 2023
ECHA Updates: 8 Chemicals for REACH Authorization and Call for PFAS Proposals
The ECHA proposed adding eight chemicals to the REACH Authorization list, including some cosmetic ingredients. The agency also is calling for PFAS proposals, and it shared consultations on conforming restriction proposals and SEAC draft opinions.
May 10th, 2023
U.K. Government Alleged to Secretly Abandon Animal Testing Ban; CTPA Responds
Cruelty Free International called on Home Secretary Suella Braverman MP to reinstate the 1998 ban (case number CO/3748/21) although according to the CTPA, the ban was never abandoned.
May 5th, 2023
NSF Launches Regulatory Guideline for Cosmetic and Personal Care Products
The guideline is designed to bolster the integrity of the cosmetics and personal care industry by providing a program that includes standardized definitions and criteria, label review, formulation requirements, ingredient identity and more.
Apr 28th, 2023
FDA on Hand Sanitizers, Topical Irritation Testing and Biosimilars
Recent FDA activities include education for consumers on hand sanitizers and biosimilars, and guidance for testing the irritation/sensitization potential of topicals in relation to abbreviated new drug applications. Following is a roundup.
Apr 21st, 2023
[updated] FDA to Outline Efforts Toward Good Manufacturing Practices
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a virtual meeting, "Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetic Products Listening Session," on June 1, 2023.
Apr 18th, 2023
Canada Set to Ban Animal Testing for Cosmetics, Body Shop Responds
The Canadian government's proposed amendments in Budget 2023 will prohibit the sale of cosmetics that rely on new animal testing data or display misleading product labeling pertaining to animal testing.
Apr 12th, 2023
Fragrance Creators Announce Recertification of Congressional Fragrance Caucus for 118th Congress
The Congressional Fragrance Caucus will focus on high-priority issues during the 118th Congress, including the implementation of the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act as well as the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act.
Fragrance Creators Association
Apr 6th, 2023
Benzene, Methanol and Lead Headline Recent Class Actions and FDA Alerts
Methanol in hand sanitizers and lead in a baby skin care are cited in the latest U.S. Food and Drug Administration recall notices, while benzene content in dry shampoo and spray sunscreens persists among class action suits. Following is a roundup.
Apr 4th, 2023
U.S. FDA Shuts Down Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program
In an unexpected move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has shuttered the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP) and underscored this data will not migrate to the MOCRA portal.
Apr 3rd, 2023
Tighter Rules Now in Effect for USDA Organic Seal of Approval
The goal is to protect integrity in the organic supply chain and build trust in the USDA organic label by strengthening organic control systems, improving farm to market traceability and providing robust enforcement of USDA Organic regulations.
Mar 20th, 2023
Brazil Prohibits Animal Testing for Cosmetics, Mandates Alternatives
The use of vertebrate animals, except human beings, in the R&D and quality control of personal hygiene products, cosmetics and perfumes that use ingredients or compounds with safety and efficacy already scientifically proven is prohibited.
Mar 13th, 2023
Unilever, J&J, Olaplex and L'Oreal Still Treading Legal Waters Over Lilial, Benzene
Olaplex, Redken, OGX, Dove, Nexxus, Suave, Tigi and Tresemmé brands are still making headlines as they tread legal waters over alleged Lilial and benzene content. Following are recent updates.
Mar 3rd, 2023
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