15-Mar-2011 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent out a warning letter to a US cosmetics firm for its supposedly drug-like marketing claims.
11-Mar-2011 - The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) and NaTrue have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help raise awareness of the importance of naturally sourced cosmetics products and the ethical...
10-Mar-2011 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been urged to work together with the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to establish if hair smoothing treatments emit unsafe...
09-Mar-2011 - As three leading certification players vie to dominate the US market for natural and organic cosmetic products, competition is set to hot up in tandem with market growth.
07-Mar-2011 - Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that the makers of the Brazilian Blowout hair straightening treatment, has dropped the lawsuit against the Oregon agency.
28-Feb-2011 - With big changes afoot for nanotechnology regulation a one day conference at the University of Arizona will look at how changes will affect various industries, including cosmetics.
25-Feb-2011 - The COSMOS organic and natural standard for cosmetics products, developed by five of Europe’s biggest standard bodies, is now open for applications.
22-Feb-2011 - H2O Plus' Sea Pure Skincare and Body Collections have gained the Natural Products Association’s natural seal in the US.
21-Feb-2011 - NSF International has voiced its views on its partnership with Natrue and responded to the Natural Products Association’s (NPA) claims that the collaboration is confusing.
17-Feb-2011 - Global cosmetics firm Revlon announced its fourth quarter and year results, reporting an overall increase in net sales despite problematic currency fluctuations in Latin America.
16-Feb-2011 - Switzerland has introduced new regulation regarding the potential migration of potentially toxic substances used in UV-cured inks and lacquers for cosmetics packaging.
11-Feb-2011 - Natrue has taken steps towards a globally recognised definition for the use of the term natural in personal care products by partnering with US certifier NSF International.
10-Feb-2011 - Germany-based TÜV Rheinland has opened up its first testing lab in North America for consumer products, which will also provide capabilities for cosmetic products.
10-Feb-2011 - Biodegradable packaging manufacturer Eco Vision has been awarded a US patent for its home compostable Eco Tube package, which is used for lip care products.
02-Feb-2011 - The US Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has warned cosmetic companies over importing products that may be contaminated, stating they may be subject to removal and analysis by District offices.
31-Jan-2011 - A large majority of American consumers are in favor of antibacterial soaps and do not want to lose the opportunity to purchase and use them, a recent survey found.
31-Jan-2011 - Drug-like chemicals that are being sold as bath salts have nothing to do with real products made by reputable manufacturers, the US cosmetics trade association has said.
26-Jan-2011 - A new environmentally friendly method of extracting carotenoids from dried capsicum for use in cosmetics has been developed by scientists in New Mexico.
20-Jan-2011 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a certification program for products made with renewable, biological material and consumer goods carrying the label are expected this spring.
20-Jan-2011 - Personal care company Dr. Bronner has joined forces with the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) to request the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launch an investigation of deceptive practices against third party...
17-Jan-2011 - A study conducted by the University of California – San Fransisco analyzing 163 chemicals found in a range of consumers products, earmarks phthalates as an offender.
07-Jan-2011 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled the third and final stage of an initiative intended to improve the transparency of its rulemaking process with the industries it regulates.
05-Jan-2011 - In 2011 the cosmetics industry will find itself between a rock and a hard place when it comes to phasing out animal testing, a process that has been underway for...