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?
How Natural Butylene Glycol Advances Market and Rheology Dynamics
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
Skin Immunity: how to preserve it with cosmetics? Download the slide deck
Skin is a complex organ and its biomolecules, structure, physico-chemical properties, immune and non-immune cells all act together to form the skin's immune system. Discover how to address skin immunity with Seppic ingredients.
Jan 12th, 2023
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
How to Ensure Cleansers Comply with Growing 1,4-Dioxane Regulations
A recent review in the
Journal of Surfactants and Detergents
explores means of measuring 1,4-dioxane levels in cleansers in order to comply with increasing ppm restrictions set by various U.S. states.
Dec 2nd, 2022
Letter Cautions: Most 'Natural' Skin Care Contains Allergens
A Research Letter published in
highlighted the prevalence of contact allergens in natural skin care in a study of 1,651 products on the U.S. market.
Nov 14th, 2022
DNA Metabarcoding Tracks Traceability of Naturals: Wild Teasel Case Study
This study authenticates
from raw material to final ingredient. It compares
in a three-step study by: barcoding the raw material, metabarcoding the two extracts and bioinformatics processing.
Oct 27th, 2022
Pericarp Extract Takes Transversal Routes to Rebalance Acneic Skin
The molecular richness of immature pericarps of Punica granatum was identified and extracted to develop a natural active that targets four biological components of acne. Its efficacy was investigated as described in this article.
Oct 26th, 2022
Jasmine Activates Mind/Skin Wellness Through Touch Receptor
A jasmine-based skin care solution is described here to reduce this impact by activating gentle touch receptors and thereby improve well-being and skin integrity.
Oct 26th, 2022
Study Connects Hair Straightener Use to Incident Uterine Cancer
Hair straightening products could be linked to higher incidences of uterine cancer, a study of nearly 34,000 women in the U.S. recently found.
Oct 20th, 2022
Determining Preservative Efficacy in W/O Formulas, Part II: Making Microbiological Safety Assessments
The relevance of microbiological tests for w/o formulas has been questioned, mandating a more holistic approach. This second article in a series examines the failure rate of PETs for w/o products but looks at why this does not mean insufficient stability.
Oct 5th, 2022
Microrelief x Capacitance Reveal Moisturizing Effects of an Upcycled Postbiotic in Hand Skin
This article describes an approach to demonstrate the moisturizing efficacy of an upcycled postbiotic ferment using a novel digital imaging system that captures changes in the skin surface upon treatment.
Oct 5th, 2022