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Industry and consumers have a plethora of certifications and standards that can be used for natural and organic cosmetics [Getty Images]

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Natural and organic cosmetics: An overview of certification options

By Tjaša Grum, CE.way Regulatory Consultants

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.

New approach methodologies (NAMs) have already been well-proven for animal-free cosmetic product and ingredient safety testing, but should now be accepted as 'scientifically robust' for testing worker safety and environmental impact [Getty Images]

Next-gen methods can 'transform' chemical risk assessment: Experts

By Kacey Culliney

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...

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Most glutathione brands bought on Amazon pass NOW’s tests

By Hank Schultz

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.

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FDA bans lead acetate from consumer hair dyes

By Stephen Daniells

The US Food and Drug Administration has banned the use of lead acetate in consumer hair dyes, with one public interest group calling for further reform of the federal regulations for cosmetics.

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Mexican Senate green lights ban for animal testing for cosmetics

By Stephen Daniells

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...

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