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Naturex achieves quality standards certification in US

13-Sep-2011 - Avignon-based ingredients supplier Naturex has gained BRC certification for its industrial site in New Jersey having complied with the strict regulations set by the certification body.

Fat's misleading: Competiton Bureau orders Nivea to reimburse consumers over false claims

08-Sep-2011 - Beiersdorf Canada, the Nivea skin care brand's Canadian distributor has reached a settlement with the Competition Bureau to stop making what the Bureau has concluded were false or misleading claims...

Brazilian Blowout being sued for $5m over beautician claims

06-Sep-2011 - Hair care company Brazilian Blowout is being sued in Manhattan Federal Court for $5m by a beautician who is claiming she was sickened by using one of its hair care...

Colipa highlights progress on animal testing alternatives

24-Aug-2011 - Industry body Colipa has highlighted the latest progress on finding alternatives to animal testing at a congress on the subject held in Montreal, Canada.

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John Bailey opens up about cosmetic safety misperceptions and misunderstanding

23-Aug-2011 - In light of the recent Safe Cosmetics Act, John Bailey, PhD, former-chief scientist for the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), gives his opinion about how the cosmetics industry is often...

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PCPC ex-chief sounds off on Safe Cosmetics Act

11-Aug-2011 - John Bailey, former chief scientist at the Personal Care Products Council, shares his thoughts on the current status of cosmetics law in the US and the Safe Cosmetics Act, pointing...

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Conference on entering the Chinese market covering the regulation and market of cosmetics in China to be held in November

08-Jul-2011 - Supported by China’s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) and the department of Health of Hong Kong SAR, the conference is the first of its kind.

PETA donates $1million to help find animal testing alternatives

06-Jul-2011 - The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has provided more than $1m in donations to research laboratories in order to aid development of cost-effective alternatives to animal-based testing...

Approval of cell-based assay for testing of Botox by FDA

30-Jun-2011 - California-based Allergan Inc has had its in-vitro, cell-based assay for testing the stability and potency of Botox and Botox cosmetic, approved by the FDA.

The Personal Care Products Council’s opposition to the Safe Cosmetics Act 2011

30-Jun-2011 - The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has issued a statement in response to the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011, which was recently introduced to Congress.

International Fragrance Association (IFRA) issues standards update

28-Jun-2011 - The 46th amendment to the IFRA code of practice has been issued by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), as part of the industry’s ongoing safety program.

New cosmetic certification standard created by Green Seal

28-Jun-2011 - Non-profit organisation Green Seal has apparently created the first certification standard for cosmetic and personal care products covering the whole life cycle of the product.

Safe Cosmetics Act 2011 targets tighter industry regulation

27-Jun-2011 - Loopholes within the 1938 Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act have resulted in a largely unregulated cosmetics industry; the vast majority of approximately 12,500 chemicals in use by the $50 billion...

Public interest groups raise concerns over FDA sunscreen monograph

27-Jun-2011 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's newly released sunscreen rules do not sufficiently consider the risks posed by nanoscale ingredients according to some public interest groups, leading them to label...

FDA’s latest labeling rules for sunscreens welcomed by the industry

21-Jun-2011 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that sunscreen products must be tested and labeled with new information that help consumers find effective sun protection measures to reduce the...

Size matters… as do other properties when concerning nanotechnology, FDA

14-Jun-2011 - The US Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidance to provide regulated industries, such as personal care, with greater certainty about the use of nanotechnology.

IFRA’s fifth testing cycle gives latest fragrance formulations the all clear

08-Jun-2011 - The latest cycle of the IFRA Compliance Programme has shown that of all of the fragrance formulations tested are compliant with its Code of Practice.

Campaign For Safe Cosmetics highlights study on metals in cosmetics

17-May-2011 - Lobby group the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics has drawn attention to a new study that highlights potential dangerous levels of heavy metals in cosmetics products.

EC publishes latest update on animal testing

13-May-2011 - The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its latest report on alternative methods to animal testing and concluded that it may take years for non-animal testing to become...

Green Seal introduces first US certification for whole product life cycle

05-May-2011 - Non-profit organization Green Seal is introducing a standard for certification of personal care and cosmetics products, which will be the first in the category to cover the whole product life...

FDA warns eyelash enhancer makers on formulation and marketing claims

26-Apr-2011 - The US Food and Drug Administration has issued three brand owners of eyelash growth products marketed in the United States with a warning letter.

P&G extends Clairol hair color recall

18-Apr-2011 - Procter and Gamble has added two more shades to the voluntary recall list of its Clairol Natural Instincts products, taking the total number of shades recalled from the market up...

Hazard alert released as formaldehyde furor continues

15-Apr-2011 - The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released its latest call warning salon professionals about the danger of potential formaldehyde exposure when using hair smoothing treatments.

Health Canada publishes latest formaldehyde product warning

13-Apr-2011 - Health Canada (HC) has announced results of its testing for formaldehyde in hair smoothing treatments, and named five products that it has judged to contain unsafe levels of formaldehyde.

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Conference to highlight UVA challenges and discuss level of sun protection

12-Apr-2011 - The International Sun Protection Conference will look into the effects of UVA on the skin and question whether the levels of protection are currently adequate.

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