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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
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
2 Winners and 4 Finalists Shine in 2023 Cosmetic Victories Competition
Cosmetic Victories finalists included a human skin model, natural senolytic ingredient, photoactivable algae derivative for anti-acne effects, a palm oil alternative and both in vitro sunscreen ecotoxicity and contaminant testing. See who won.
Apr 20th, 2023
Xylyx Bio Matrikynes Exhibits Clinical Anti-aging, Barrier Repair Efficacy
The ingredient is based on matrikines, whose intrinsic bioactivity have been shown to activate regenerative mechanisms that can drive tissue repair, the company reports.
Apr 19th, 2023
Preservative Efficacy Testing: Accelerating the Process
A preservative efficacy testing method, called the accelerated double challenge, can assesses the ability of a product or material to resist microbial contamination in only 14 days.
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
[podcast] How RNA Sequencing Advances Claims Support
RNA sequencing is a newer, more dynamic approach than DNA sequencing to measure the effects of ingredients and products on skin. Rishabh Kala, Ph.D., of Genemarkers, explains its capabilities in this sponsored podcast. Register now to listen; it's free.
Apr 3rd, 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
Kao's New Infant Sebum Testing Protocol Can Flag Atopic Dermatitis, Parkinson's Disease
The move is the start of Kao's expansion into health testing services.
Mar 8th, 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
John Paul Mitchell Hit with Suit Alleging False 'No Animal Testing' Claim
John Paul Mitchell Systems is facing a class action suit alleging its "no animal testing" promise was broken to meet regulatory requirements in China to gain access to the market.
Feb 21st, 2023
Environmental Stress Panel for Evaluating Diesel Particulate Matter==> download our unique Gene Expression Panels Guide at no cost
Genemarkers, a trusted partner for applying genomic technologies to personal care product development, has launched a new testing service to evaluate how product formulations protect or repair skin in response to diesel particulate matter (DPM).
Feb 15th, 2023
Gene Expression Panels Guide
Feb 14th, 2023
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
How Natural Butylene Glycol Advances Market and Rheology Dynamics
Demand for sustainable ingredients in cosmetics and personal care is well-known. Here, a sustainable natural butylene glycol is described to advance this trend and its effects on viscosity and elasticity are assessed in five test formulas.
Dec 20th, 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
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