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Annual industry education event looks at the shape of cosmetic and personal care regulations today

15-Mar-2017 - Legislation, claims substantiation, natural beauty, and crisis communications were all topics of discussion at this year’s Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum, hosted by ACI and ICMAD.

Washington DC and the state of beauty industry

06-Mar-2017 - A week ago Monday, the Personal Care Products Council convened a panel, as part of the organization’s annual meeting, to discuss the ramifications that the new Presidential administration’s legislative endeavors...

The Future of the Beauty Industry Coalition aims to update regs

01-Mar-2017 - A new advocacy group launched this month with designs on standardizing cosmetology licensure from state to state. For now the group calling itself The Future of the Beauty Industry Coalition...

ICMAD and ACI to host Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

15-Feb-2017 - This March in New York City, the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors association along with the American Conference Institute are putting on the fourth annual edition of this conference to...

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Making your mark: Brand management issues for the cosmetics industry

14-Feb-2017 - Because  brand identity is so important for beauty and personal care companies while the market continues to be more crowded, it becomes even more important to establish a differentiated, strong brand and...

FDA renews investigation into talc – cancer link

09-Feb-2017 - Late last year the organization’s Office of Women’s Health granted funding for a new study into the relationship between talc and ovarian cancer.

Canadian consumers support transparency in personal care product labeling, study finds

07-Feb-2017 - The non-profit environmental advocacy organization Environmental Defence released findings this month that consumers in Canada would be more than receptive to complete ingredient listings on household, cosmetic, and personal care...

Five Nordic countries set to consider microbead ban

02-Feb-2017 - In line with the rising tide of opinion against the use of microbeads in cosmetics, an interparliamentary committee for the Nordic region has backed a proposal for a ban.

Depilex SmileAgain Foundation appeals for a mandatory skin whitening standard in Pakistan

30-Jan-2017 - Pakistan calls for the government to protect consumers as professionals warn against the negative effects of skin whitening creams.

Target announces new plan to phase out select chemical ingredients

26-Jan-2017 - The retailer has a timeline in place to make ingredient lists more transparent and suppliers more accountable to consumer expectations. As a result, certain ingredients will be banned from Target...

Givaudan receives Fair for Life certification for natural fragrance ingredient

25-Jan-2017 - The fragrance maker sources clove leaf oil from Madagascar and has just announced that this collection network meets environmental management objectives and fair trade standards, qualifying the supply as Fair...

Animal testing: Switzerland follows EU approach with ban

20-Jan-2017 - Switzerland has introduced an official ban on the retail of cosmetics that have been tested on animals, bringing it closer in line with the EU ban on animal-testing in the...

European Commission further delays long-awaited nano inventory

17-Jan-2017 - A nanomaterials inventory was due from the EC three years ago this month, however, it is still yet to appear.

Color cosmetics brand Mineral Fusion sets an EWG record

12-Jan-2017 - The vegetarian, natural makeup company now has over 100 beauty products verified by the Environmental Working Group for being made according to certain manufacturing protocol and without select ‘ingredients of concern.’...

Consumers value sustainability, shows Unilever data

10-Jan-2017 - The multinational consumer goods company recently released the results of its global consumer survey on sustainability, results which indicate that shoppers in the US are highly motivated to make ‘purpose-led’...

Beauty news you may have missed over the holiday break

03-Jan-2017 - Several transaction of note took place over the past weeks, including the FDA issuing new guidance on lead in lipstick, Glansaol making its debut by acquiring key beauty brands, and...

Canada adds three new materials to toxic substances list

03-Jan-2017 - In effect since early 2000, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act exists to safeguard the natural environment and human health. Following recent CEPA assessments, three materials—one of particular interest to cosmetic...

The Leaping Bunny Logo turns 20

20-Dec-2016 - It was in 1996 that the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics debuted its rabbit logo for so-called cruelty free products, those made without testing on animals.

EWG puts pressure on FDA with hair care lawsuit

15-Dec-2016 - This week the Environmental Working Group along with Women’s Voices for the Earth filed suit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia in an effort to motivate...

P&G settles patent infringement lawsuit with Edgewell Personal Care

14-Dec-2016 - The suit, filed in August, was about P&G’s Mach3 and Edgewell’s newly launched, similar Schick PL. This week’s settlement deal comes closely on the heels of an announcement that P&G...

China’s cosmetics production license deadline approaches

14-Dec-2016 - Chinese cosmetics manufacturers must exchange or obtain a Cosmetic Production License before 31st December 2016 to continue manufacturing activities.

EWG calls for pressure on ‘outdated’ cosmetics laws

12-Dec-2016 - The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has made a renewed call to update laws governing cosmetics products, claiming the FDA still has little authority to review the safety of chemicals in...

FDA to publish adverse event data for cosmetics

08-Dec-2016 - In doing so, the agency brings a whole new level of transparency to the beauty and personal care industry, though completeness and accuracy of the reported data is at issue...

China’s Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics now in full effect

06-Dec-2016 - The Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (STSC) came into full effect on 1st December, prohibiting the manufacture and import of any cosmetics that do not comply with the STSC...

Are P&G and Unilever using child labor to source palm oil for personal care and cosmetic products? Amnesty International says ‘yes’

30-Nov-2016 - The human rights NGO released a new report today calling out nine multinational corporations that Amnesty found to be buying oil from a company with documented child labor, as well...

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