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FDA, Unilever and GSK Challenge Valisure's Benzene Findings, Test Methods
The FDA recently raised concerns over the test methods of Valisure, the Connecticut-based lab whose reports over benzene in sunscreen and dry shampoo products from Unilever, GSK and others have prompted recalls and class action suits.
Jan 30th, 2023
After 8+ Years, is Canada Ready to Ban Animal Testing for Cosmetics?
Health Canada confirmed plans are in the works to implement an animal testing ban for cosmetics, according to The Globe and Mail.
Jan 26th, 2023
U.S. FDA, Congress to Write CBD its Own Rules for Food, Supplements
After careful review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that a regulatory pathway specific to CBD, rather than CBD foods and supplements, is needed to balance CBD product demand with the potential risks.
Jan 26th, 2023
ECHA Adds to Hazardous Chemicals List, Reviews PFAS and Classification Proposals
The ECHA has added one cosmetic-related ingredient to the "hazardous" list, and received a five-nation proposal to restrict PFAS and three intentions/proposals to harmonize classification of cosmetic-related substances. See which ones are named.
Jan 18th, 2023
Color of Change to Retailers: Remove 'Toxic' Hair Products and 'Anti-Blackness'
Color of Change is calling on consumers to petition Target, ShopRite and other retailers to remove "toxic" lye relaxers and hair dyes that disproportionately affect Black consumers from shelves. This comes as the industry is making inclusivity inroads.
Jan 18th, 2023
Mercury-contaminated Cosmetics Make Headlines, Raise Consumer Alert
Per Google Trends, the search phrase "cosmetics with mercury" is up by 350%. Recent headlines have certainly kept it top of mind for consumers, as they should for quality control.
Jan 12th, 2023
7 Implications of the Modernization Act for Cosmetics
President Biden signed HR 2617 into law. What does this mean for cosmetic manufacturers? "A lot," according to Steinberg & Associates. The 1,653-page bill includes 14 pages on cosmetics. Read on to learn more.
Steinberg & Assoc
Jan 10th, 2023
European Union Annuls Carcinogenic Titanium Dioxide Label
The carcinogenicity hazard of titanium dioxide is linked solely to certain respirable titanium dioxide particles, when they are present in a certain form, physical state, size and quantity.
Jan 6th, 2023
FDA to Explore CBD, Hemp Regulations for Food and Supplements
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is exploring whether legal cannabis is safe in food or supplements and expects to make recommendations in the coming months for regulating such products. Could this translate to cosmetics?
Dec 30th, 2022
U.S. House/Senate, President Biden Pass 2023 Consolidation Act; PCPC Applauds Cosmetic Inclusion
The long-awaited legislation will advance product safety and innovation for the science-driven beauty and personal care industry and reinforce consumer confidence, according to the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC).
Dec 27th, 2022
Avon Takes a $40 M Hit in Talc/Cancer Suit
The plaintiff, 76-year-old Rita Chapman of Scottsdale, Arizona, alleged that the use of Avon's talc-containing products tainted with asbestos caused her mesothelioma.
Dec 19th, 2022
New York Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act Signed into Law
The legislation will go into effect as of Jan. 1, 2023, and will end the sale of cosmetics tested on animals in New York State, WBNG reports.
Dec 16th, 2022
Avoid Deceptive Eco Claims by Helping FTC Shape the Green Guides
The commission is seeking public comment to update the guidelines. This move is based on increasing consumer interest in buying environmentally friendly products.
Dec 15th, 2022
P&G Pays Out $8 M in Benzene Settlement
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased Secret, Old Spice, Pantene, Waterless, Aussie, Herbal Essences or Hair Food aerosol antiperspirant, deodorant, body spray, dry shampoo or dry conditioner products between Nov. 4, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2021.
Dec 5th, 2022
Fragrance Creators Press U.S. Congress to Finalize Safe Cosmetics Act in 2022
As the year draws to an end, the association and allied trades are urging the U.S. Congress to come to a bipartisan, comprehensive and uniform national framework for cosmetics regulation.
Fragrance Creators Association
Dec 2nd, 2022
FDA Alert: Adam's Polishes Recalls Hand Sanitizers Over Methanol Concerns
The company is voluntarily recalling lot #133475 of Adam’s Polishes Hand Sanitizer after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found this lot contain undeclared methanol; 19 other lots have been recalled to err on the side of caution.
Nov 15th, 2022
BioCell Collagen Gains Halal Approval
BioCell's flagship ingredient, BioCell Collagen, is now halal-certified by the Islamic Information Documentation and Certification GmbH (IIDC), an accreditation accepted in nearly all Islamic countries.
Biocell Technology Llc
Nov 9th, 2022
PCPC Stands Strong with Hair Straightener Science
The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) released a statement in response to the recent publication associating hair straightener products with a higher incidence of uterine cancer. It underlines that association is not causation.
Personal Care Products Council
Nov 8th, 2022
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