Interest in natural and organic cosmetics continues to rise amidst a wider green beauty boom, but with little regulation around these two terms, certification schemes have taken on fresh importance - for industry and consumers alike.
There are strong opportunities to widen use of new approach methodologies (NAMs) for chemical risk assessments on worker safety and environmental impact of cosmetics, though regulatory acceptance will require a collaborative industry-research push, say...
The trade association Cosmetics Europe and scientists from Beiersdorf, L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble and Unilever have published a study outlining a framework on using read-across as part of a next-generation method to conduct cosmetics safety assessments.
Last year saw a rash of personal care product recalls. CosmeticsDesign discussed the connection between the recalls and what to learn from them with Harpreet Sareen, Manager, Quality and Regulatory Consulting at Eurofins.
Many CBD products are not actually legal under FDA regulation, but they are sweeping the US market anyways. CosmeticsDesign spoke with lawyer Tommy Tobin, associate at Perkins Coie LLP, about where CBD stands legally in the US.
Beauty manufacturers are increasingly looking to substantiate more traditional and mainstream claims like moisturising with clinical data as consumer expectations shift and competition hots up, says an executive from Eurofins Cosmetics and Personal Care.
Contract manufacturer Gotha Cosmetics recently released a line of 100% talc-free formulations to meet consumer demand, particularly in the US. CosmeticsDesign spoke with Gotha Marketing Director Viviana Barker Hemings and R&D and Regulatory Director...
Brands across personal care are developing waterless products to meet the demand of eco-focused consumers, but in formulation and manufacturing they come with their own safety and contaminations concerns.
The publication of defined approaches to in silico skin sensitisation chemical assessment is a landmark moment for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) with significant implications for an animal-free future, say agency leaders.
NOW has released its latest round of testing of products sold on Amazon and found that the glutathione supplements it bought were of reasonable quality, though some failures in potency and purity were still observed.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sent Notices of Penalty Offenses to hundreds of businesses, alerting them of steep penalties if they use fake reviews or other misleading endorsements to deceive consumers.
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced revisions and updates to sunscreen requirements related to maximum sun protection factor (SPF) values, active ingredients, broad spectrum requirements, and product labeling, and other provisions.
While more and more companies are championing their ‘clean’ beauty products, the Environmental Defense Fund is calling on the beauty and personal care industry to do more to offer clean, safe options for women of color.
Industry must continue raising its concerns around the interface between ECHA and the Cosmetics Regulation on animal testing because there are issues that need to be debated and solutions found, says the director-general of Cosmetics Europe.
Mexico will become the first country in North America and the 41st country globally to ban animal testing for cosmetics after the country’s Senate gave its final and unanimous support to a federal bill that also bans the manufacture, import and marketing...
An animal-free testing strategy for predicting skin sensitisation and allergen potency co-developed by chemistry major BASF and fragrance and flavour specialist Givaudan has been approved by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),...
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Canada began recalling hand sanitizer for improper labeling, formulation, or packaging as well as for other similar issues of concern. Still today, that list of recalled products continues to grow.
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A public comment and consultation period is open now, but risk assessment and management reports have already been published and the Government of Canada plans to update The Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist accordingly.
The state of Colorado aims to remain a leader in the hemp industry, Gov. Jared Polis said at an industry event last week. He announced the release of a detailed state plan for the industry at the meeting, which includes scientific support, data sharing,...
The European Commission’s Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability has the potential to set an example to the world if concrete actions and legislative proposals build it out into something meaningful over the coming years, says the Center for International...
The comment period on four preliminary safety opinions from the European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) addressing endocrine disruption and nano toxicity concerns has now closed.
Some cosmetic products sold in Europe still contain excessive levels of allergy-inducing fragrances when labelled and marketed as perfume-free, finds a study by the Council of Europe and its European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare...
More than 400 beauty companies and brands have signed an open letter addressed to the European Commission, Parliament and Council calling for new animal testing to be stopped, in adherence to the existing EU animal testing ban on cosmetic products and...
Under the leadership of Board Chair Keech Combe Shetty, the Personal Care Products Council is for the first time inviting member companies like Kao, Mary Kay, and L’Oréal to sign onto a civic engagement pledge.
Late last week the US Food and Drug Administration warned consumers about the serious risks of consuming sanitizer and the packaging and flavors showing up in the marketplace that up the likelihood of ingestion.
This week, as part of its response to contaminated and unsafe hand sanitizers, the agency published a testing methodologies document. The protocols outlined in the new document can be used to determine the quality of finished sanitizer products.