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Talc supplier and J&J headed to court over cancer

04-Apr-2016 - In a trial set to begin next week, more than 1,000 women are now suing the consumer goods company and the ingredients supplier Imerys Talc America for not disclosing known...

$10 million Suave hair loss settlement back in court

31-Mar-2016 - Unilever faced multiple class action suits when consumers using a Suave Professional product reported hair loss and scalp burns. Late last week the Seventh Circuit decided on an appeal from class...

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

The lowdown on colour regulation in Europe

25-Mar-2016 - Colour plays a vital role in the cosmetics industry, but manufacturers can sometimes be faced with the challenges that arise from the regulations surrounding colour and colourants. Here we sat...

Old Spice brand faces $25 million lawsuit over deodorant allergy

22-Mar-2016 - Procter & Gamble’s men’s deodorant brand Old Spice is facing further legal action, this time over allegations that it causes an allergic reaction in users.

BASF nano forum calls for more transparency and clearer guidance for cosmetics

18-Mar-2016 - BASF’s Dialogforum Nano has called for clearer guidance and transparency in the future in order to work with nanomaterials in cosmetics safely and effectively, ensuring the needs of public authorities,...

Innosys Beauty Care IBS Inc facility devastated in fire

14-Mar-2016 - The company’s LA County offices and product distribution warehouse were completely destroyed early last week following an explosion and fire at the site—one employee died on the scene.

Study gives nod of approval to Reef Safe sunscreen

14-Mar-2016 - A study conducted by the Mote Marine Tropical Research Laboratory in Florida draws on science to prove that Reef Safe sunscreens are harmless to corals and cause no visual impact.

Berkeley teen skin study could usher in a new era of opportunity for natural and organic

10-Mar-2016 - Research from Berkeley University highlighting the potential effects of certain cosmetic chemicals on the skin of teenage girls’ skin could spark renewed interest in natural and organic products, experts believe.

Florida cosmetics legislation gets two industry endorsements

09-Mar-2016 - A Florida state legislative move to overhaul out of date cosmetic manufacturing rules has received two important industry endorsements that are expected to help move it forward.

Greenpeace scorecard rates personal care corporations poorly

09-Mar-2016 - Johnson & Johnson, P&G, Unilever, and Colgate-Palmolive all received unfavorable assessments from the environmental NGO for their palm oil supply chain practices.

A new plan to certify sustainable and responsible marine ingredient sourcing

03-Mar-2016 - The Seaweed Standard, a joint project of the ASC and MCS, would leverage science-based regulation to protect the environment and promote ethical business.

New FDA commissioner confirmed

29-Feb-2016 - Dr. Robert Califf now leads the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration. The cardiologist-by-training is expected to focus much more on issues of food, drug,...

J&J loses in court, talcum powder linked to cancer

25-Feb-2016 - This week, a Missouri jury found the company liable for fraud, negligence, and conspiracy in a case brought by Jacqueline Fox and litigated by family members, following her death last...

Lush cosmetics factory in talks to avoid nuisance lawsuit

18-Feb-2016 - Residents of Toronto, Ontario, have been complaining about the strong scent of a nearby Lush Cosmetics factory for years, and some believe the facility is to blame for headaches, migraines,...

Fake online fragrance sales in the US could be costing companies $1 billion a year

18-Feb-2016 - Online retail can be a major opportunity for peddlers of counterfeit goods, and new research underlines how fake big brand fragrances are widely available to US online consumers....

State of Florida considering cosmetics regulations update

15-Feb-2016 - Every two years cosmetics made, packaged, or labeled in the state have to be registered with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Separate bills, currently under consideration by the...

Microbeads to be ditched in Australia as early as 2017

11-Feb-2016 - Australia is gearing up to join other countries across the world in phasing out microbeads from its personal care and beauty products.

Researchers caution against the use of 4NP and similar chemicals

04-Feb-2016 - A HackensackUMC study consistently found hormone-disrupting chemicals in children and is calling for further research into how this relates to pediatric hormonal disorders and what can be done to limit...

ICMAD cosmetic regulatory forum focuses on building "bulletproof" products

03-Feb-2016 - As well as having a full agenda, this year’s ICMAD Technical/Regulatory Forum will focus on “Building a Bulletproof Product”.

New research points to impact of microplastics on oyster farming

02-Feb-2016 - The environmental impact of microplastics has forced legislators worldwide to impose future bans on microplastics, but new research is revealing just how widespread the damage to marine life can be.

EOS settles class action suit and will improve labeling

02-Feb-2016 - The lip care and skin care company announced late last week that a settlement was reached in a recent class action suit claiming that EOS lip balm can cause a...

Class action lawsuit filed against EOS lip care

14-Jan-2016 - The suit filed Tuesday by plaintiff Rachael Cronin, and all other similarly situated complainants, asserts that the product causes a rash; and it has already sparked a fair bit of...

Wegmans removes all products containing microbeads from shelves

06-Jan-2016 - US grocery chain Wegmans has become the first major retailer in the nation to remove all products containing plastic microbeads from its shelves.

ICMAD and ACI collaborate on regulatory forum

04-Jan-2016 - The third Annual Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Cosmetics and Personal Care Products is set to spotlight the latest regulatory developments in New York.

US Senate passes microbead ban

21-Dec-2015 - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced the bill—which would definitively ban the use of microbeads in beauty products and personal care formulations—that was unanimously passed last Friday and now is...

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