Regulation & Safety

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Is Sunscreen Safe? Study tests zinc oxide for skin penetration

By Olivia DeSmit

Following increased concerns regarding the safety of long-term and repeat exposure to zinc oxide in sun screen products, researchers recently published a study examining if the molecules penetrate the skin's surface via topical application.

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Q&A: A comprehensive look at the UN Plastics Pollution Treaty

By Cassandra Stern

CosmeticsDesign spoke to Francine Lamoriello, EVP, Global Strategies at PCPC and Melissa Kopolow, Associate Partner, Albright Stonebridge Group for their key takeaways regarding the UN Plastics Pollution Treaty and its potential impact on the manufacturers...

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Key takeaways from EAS Cosmetic Safety Substantiation seminar

By Cassandra Stern

As cosmetics manufacturers and suppliers have ‘a responsibility to ensure the safety of their products,’ industry members must understand the critical tenants of cosmetic safety substantiation under MoCRA. In this seminar, Dr. Paula Brock of EAS reviewed...

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New PCPC President reflects on 2023, discusses 2024 industry trends

By Cassandra Stern

As the personal care products industry continues to rapidly evolve in response to regulatory changes and shifting consumer demands, PCPC President Thomas J. Myers offers his insights and experience into what industry companies need to know in 2024.

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2023 Regulatory Roundup: MoCRA

By Cassandra Stern

Updated deadlines, the announcement of a newly developed draft submission portal, and the release of several different draft guidance documents are just some of the developments that have occurred this year regarding MoCRA’s implementation of cosmetic...

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GAO releases report reviewing 'FDA oversight of cosmetic safety'

By Cassandra Stern

In the report, GAO examined research on cosmetic ingredient safety and FDA implementation efforts of MoCRA thus far, which concluded with seven recommendations to 'strengthen FDA's efforts to implement its new cosmetic safety oversight responsibilities,...

Until the age of three a child's skin microbiome is very different to that of an adult (Image: Getty)

Certifying 'microbiome-safe' baby skin care

By Kirsty Doolan

We spoke to the CEO of MyMicrobiome about the criteria to give a 'seal of approval' to microbiome-friendly products and the importance of analysing baby skin care differently to adult skin.

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dsm-firmenich Safer Under the Sun conference spotlights suncare innovation

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

Following the success of its first Safer Under the Sun conference, which focused on cancer awareness, dsm-firmenich took the decision to focus the 2023 event on how its current sun care innovation pipeline is gearing up to creating change in the industry

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PCPC lends its support to the Humane Cosmetics Act

By Simon Pitman

Amid growing support for legislation to outlaw animal testing for cosmetics in the United States, the Personal Care Product Council (PCPC) has come out in full support of the Humane Cosmetics Act.

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Brazil paves the way to end animal testing throughout LATAM

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

To find out more about the state of animal testing in Brazil, Cosmetics Design USA spoke with Dr. Gavin Maxwell, safety science advocacy lead at Unilever’s Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre, who discusses how progress is being made towards non-animal...

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People on the move: Notable midyear industry employment shifts

By Cassandra Stern

Now halfway through 2023, we return to this recurring segment to update on recent noteworthy shifts in employment in the cosmetics and personal care product industries. From board appointments to career changes and more, we’re highlighting the shifts...

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National Rosacea Society launches new Seal of Acceptance Program

By Cassandra Stern

Cosmetics and skin care product manufacturers can now apply to use the NRS Seal on their marketing materials and product packaging “to differentiate their products in the marketplace and connect with the approximately 5% of the American population who...

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Q&A: Key takeaways from the 2023 PCPC Legal & Regulatory Conference

By Cassandra Stern

This year’s convention featured over a dozen different scheduled seminars covering a myriad of pressing issues in the regulation of personal care products including PFAS, clean beauty, sunscreens, international issues, and MoCRA legislation, and was the...