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In order to keep the cosmetics industry safe as well as innovative, there is a strong regulatory structure in place.

If you want to know about the new regulations and their effect on the industry, or the progress of alternative testing methods, or to stay on top of the latest regulatory requirements , we've got you covered!

ABC shines light on tainted ingredients with book chapter on essential oil adulteration

18-Sep-2017 - The American Botanical Council is continuing to shed light on the issue of the adulteration of botanical ingredients by making available a book chapter on the adulteration of essential oils. ...

Special Newsletter: Natural and Organic Labelling

Why consumers struggle with natural and organic labelling and how to fix it

15-Sep-2017 - Natural and organic labelling claims, certification and branding are confusing enough even for industry professionals, so imagine how consumers feel. We spoke to Ecovia Intelligence-founder Amarjit Sahota to find out...

Special Newsletter: Natural and organic labelling

Soil Association on COSMOS certification: 'Consider long-term strategy when it comes to naturals and organics'

15-Sep-2017 - We caught up with the Soil Association, the UK's leading farming charity and organic certification body, on the COSMOS certification, the current state of the natural and organic beauty market, and...

Counteract Coalition wants to reinvent cosmetics and personal care industry regulations

13-Sep-2017 - The newly formed group, comprising 15 brands and companies (both big and small), made its debut Tuesday in Washington DC. The Counteract Coalition is there to influence the course of...

California verdict awards $417 million to plaintiff in J&J talc case

22-Aug-2017 - The judgement was announced Monday evening and is the largest monetary judgement against Johnson & Johnson in these sorts of cases and the first to come out of California, a...

Alibaba teams up to remove counterfeit products

21-Aug-2017 - French luxury group, Kering, and e-commerce marketplace, Alibaba Group, partner to engage in joint enforcement actions to prevent online and offline cosmetics infringements and protect intellectual property rights. 

Will Triclosan still appear in personal care products after the FDA ban?

08-Aug-2017 - A ban on triclosan will be implemented in September for antiseptic hand washes, but one expert points to concerns that it could still be used in other products.

FDA says it does not have the staff to check all imported cosmetics

07-Aug-2017 - A letter from the FDA to a member of congress underling that the organization is understaffed and only has the resources to check a small fraction of cosmetics imports in...

Counterfeit makeup and skin care problematic for consumers and brands, shows MarkMonitor data

19-Jul-2017 - The brand protection company has released a new report indicating that at least 25% of consumers surveyed have unknowingly bought fake cosmetics and personal care products. And the MarkMonitor data suggests...

Study highlights rise in consumer complaints to FDA

12-Jul-2017 - A new study by Northwestern University highlights how the number of complaints to the FDA relating to cosmetic and personal care products more than doubled between 2015 and 2016.

Ingredients’ carbon footprint in the spotlight: DSM touts its Vitamin E’s credentials

11-Jul-2017 - With sustainability now demanded right through the supply chain, ingredients manufacturers are becoming increasingly quick to herald their portfolios’ green credentials.

Australia prepares to replace cosmetics regulation NICNAS

28-Jun-2017 - The present National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) cosmetics regulation, which covers a wide range of chemicals including cosmetics, will be reformed from 1st July 2018.

Exclusive interview

Chinese regulations update: Knowledge and compliance

21-Jun-2017 - As Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science prepares to provide an update on Chinese regulations at this week’s  in-cosmetics Korea in Seoul, we caught up to gain...

Canada finalizes microbead ban

19-Jun-2017 - The government published its Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations this month and the formal ban will go into effect in phases, beginning in January of 2018.

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Korea conducts research to develop natural and organic cosmetics standard

12-Jun-2017 - As in-cosmetics Korea prepares to welcome regulators and formulators from around APAC and the globe, we spoke to Min-sun Kim, Cosmos assistant, Control Union Korea about the efforts to reach...

Guest article

What does France’s new adverse event reporting portal mean for cosmetics companies?

07-Jun-2017 - In this guest article, Caroline Carodoso of consultancy firm ProductLife Group considers how France’s new reporting for adverse events will impact on the industry.

Beauty industry stands up for Paris Climate Agreement, despite US plans to back out

06-Jun-2017 - Leading cosmetics and personal care companies, including L’Oréal, The Estée Lauder Companies, and Unilever, remain committed to the Paris Agreement. This despite a recent announcement that this country will be...

Will the UN instate a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics?

01-Jun-2017 - Cruelty Free International and The Body Shop have teamed up on a campaign to ask the intergovernmental organization to do just that. It’s an effort that could eventually act as a...

Elizabeth Schmalz Ferguson joins Applied DNA Sciences board of directors

18-May-2017 - The supply chain tech company was apparently seeking a board member with significant cosmetics and personal care industry expertise. And Ferguson’s experience with companies like Revlon and Estée Lauder made...

10 years and 5,000 products for NATRUE’s Natural and Organic Cosmetics Label

17-May-2017 - The association behind this international standard is celebrating 2 milestones this year, while looking to the future with both optimism and suspicion.

J&J and personal care ingredient supplier lose big in talc lawsuit

09-May-2017 - Late last week a jury in Missouri handed down a verdict that found both the baby powder maker and Imerys Talc America accountable for, among other things, conspiracy, breach of...

What does Homeland Security want with the beauty industry? part 2

04-May-2017 - For cosmetics and personal care companies and those that supply the industry with its ingredients, registration and participation in the program known as CFATS could well be mandatory. And not...

What does Homeland Security want with the beauty industry? part 1

03-May-2017 - A department initiative knows as the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program, or CFATS, requires select cosmetics manufacturers as well as ingredient suppliers and distributors to register and comply with security...

Why 1,4-dioxane in cosmetics deserves more attention

01-May-2017 - The issue of 1,4-dioxane is back in the headlines after traces of the substance were found in water supplies for Long Island, New York, but one expert fears that this attention could mean...

Does the move to eradicate 1,4-dioxane go far enough?

27-Apr-2017 - Although pressure to ensure 1,4-dioxane is removed from cosmetic and personal formulations is supported by a leading naturals expert the question remains as to whether the move goes far enough.

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