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Section: Regulations > Regional
Senate Considers FDA Fee Reauthorization Approach to Cosmetic Oversight
Senate members will present a draft legislation to reform the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) oversight of cosmetics, supplements and some lab-based tests based on a fee reauthorization approach, STAT reports.
May 16th, 2022
FDA Flags 12 Companies for Illicit Hydroquinone-containing Skin Brighteners
The products contain the active drug hydroquinone, rendering them unapproved over-the-counter (OTC) drugs rather than cosmetics.
Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Apr 19th, 2022
China Drafts 2022 Safety and Technical Standard for Cosmetics
This draft will supersede the 2015 edition, which includes the overarching technical standards for cosmetics safety supervision and testing in China. Public comments will be accepted through April 30, 2022.
Apr 11th, 2022
Health Canada Recalls Bioderma Micellar Water, Brut Deo, Equate Oral Rinse
In recent months, Health Canada has recalled Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water and Equate Dry Mouth Oral Rinse due to microbial contamination. Also, Unilever's Brut Classic Aerosol Spray deodorant was recalled for potential benzene content.
Mar 8th, 2022
FDA Flags Color Additive, SPF and Contaminant Offenses, Urges 'Recall Readiness'
In recent months, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported six voluntary recalls for an impermissible color additive, mislabeled SPF and several contaminants. It also urged companies to be "recall ready" and provided final guidance to do so.
Mar 3rd, 2022
Consumers Alarmed Over Lilial Ban and Social Media Misdirection with Olaplex
Lilial is now classified as a carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR) Category 1B substance and is banned in the EU. In relation, Glamour recently shamed TikTok videos for misleading consumers that Olaplex No. 3 contains it and is also banned.
Mar 2nd, 2022
[updated] Hemp Act Proposes Higher THC Test Limits but Could Impact CBDs
The Hemp Advancement Act of 2022 seeks to eliminate unworkable testing requirements and set reasonable THC thresholds, according to
But could it impact other cannabinoids?
Feb 14th, 2022
Genistein Safe, Daidzein Inconclusive: SCCS Opinion
The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) released its opinion on the safety of genistein and daidzein in terms of potential endocrine disruption.
Jan 31st, 2022
Hazard List, Harmonization, Toxicity Tests and O'Malley Appointment: ECHA Updates
This ECHA update includes one addition to the hazardous chemicals list, two proposals for harmonized classification/labeling (eugenol and tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate), advice for toxicity test dosing and the appointment of Shay O'Malley.
Jan 20th, 2022
FDA's Quarterly Color Additives Report: Red Alert
"Most notable in this certification report is the total absence of Red 6 Lake," Kelly Dobos reports.
Jan 5th, 2022
China Opens Ingredient Submission Platform, Spot-checks Skin Brighteners
The long-anticipated platform permits cosmetic ingredient manufacturers to submit safety information. In relation, spot-checks of entries to the system have flagged skin brightening ingredients for exceeding the scope of general cosmetics.
Dec 31st, 2021
Humane Cosmetics Act Brought Before U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), Humane Society of the United States, and Humane Society Legislative Fund applauded U.S. Senators and Representatives for bipartisan efforts to introduce the Humane Cosmetics Act.
Dec 9th, 2021
UK Moves Forward for Take-back Cosmetic Packaging
These schemes would cut down on waste as consumers return product packaging to dedicated collection points.
Dec 2nd, 2021
P&G Detects Benzene in Antiperspirant and Body Sprays, Issues Recall
P&G has voluntarily recalled specific lots of Old Spice and Secret aerosol spray antiperspirants and Old Spice Below Deck aerosol spray products due to the detection of benzene.
Nov 23rd, 2021
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Clears the Way for Innovation
According to the agency, this will give individuals, businesses and the USPTO tools to clear away unused registered trademarks.
Nov 22nd, 2021
FDA Updates: VCRP Tally, Color Additives and Lead Acetate in Hair Dyes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides the latest tally on voluntarily registered cosmetics, color additives and lead acetate in this collective fall 2021 update.
Nov 15th, 2021
New Jersey Bans the Sale of Out-of-State Cosmetics Tested on Animals
While the state had already banned animal testing for cosmetics where alternative methods exist, the law extends its reach to ban the sale of such cosmetics from outside of the state.
Nov 9th, 2021
U.S. EPA Outlines Plan to Regulate PFAS Across Industries, Authorities
On Oct, 18, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unfolded its Roadmap to manage per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) across industries and under various agencies.
Nov 1st, 2021
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