Regulation & Safety

Make-up brand reformulates line to be gluten-free

Make-up brand reformulates line to be gluten-free

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Color cosmetics brand Vincent Longo has reformulated some of its most popular items to be gluten-free, in what has become somewhat of a trend in make-up, particularly in the US.

FDA invites comment over cosmetics labeling

FDA invites comment over cosmetics labeling

The FDA is looking for industry comment on its cosmetics labeling regulations, specifically in regard to its proposed extension of the current information collect request (ICR) in place at the moment, Chemical Watch reports.

Adverse Outcome Pathways holding the key to regulatory hurdles?

Adverse Outcome Pathways holding the key to regulatory hurdles?

By Lucy Whitehouse

Following a successful in-cosmetics workshop on the regulatory issues facing the industry, Annelie Struessman of CONUSBAT, chair of the workshop, stopped off to give the Cosmetics Design team the low-down on what was discussed.

Block animal testing: California Senate urges U.S. to join ban

Block animal testing: California Senate urges U.S. to join ban

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

In another step forward in the campaign to end animal testing in cosmetics, California's Senate approved a measure by State Senator Marty Block urging the country to follow in other region’s footsteps and implement a ban.

FDA reveals strategy for risk-based regulatory framework

FDA reveals strategy for risk-based regulatory framework

By Michelle Yeomans

The Food and Drug Administration and Federal Communications Commission have issued a report that reveals a proposed strategy for a risk-based regulatory framework for health information technology. 

Unilever rapped and P&G praised: environmental concerns in focus

Unilever rapped and P&G praised: environmental concerns in focus

By Lucy Whitehouse

According to the US Attorney's office, Unilever is set to pay up a total of $4.5 million to make amends for its violations of federal environmental regulations, which took place at its now closed factory in Clinton, Connecticut.

Skinvisible broad spectrum sunscreen meets FDA label guidelines

Skinvisible broad spectrum sunscreen meets FDA label guidelines

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Research and Development firm Skinvisible Pharmaceuticals has successfully completed independent testing to validate its broad spectrum sunscreen claims according to new labeling guidelines by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Finally! FDA holds public review on OTC plan

Finally! FDA holds public review on OTC plan

By Michelle Yeomans

The Food and Drug Administration will hold a public hearing over the next two days to gather input on its' current process for reviewing over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.

FDA under pressure to review sunscreen ingredients

FDA under pressure to review sunscreen ingredients

By Michelle YEOMANS

The Administration is feeling the heat from the (PASS) Coalition, who is urging it to allow Americans to have access to the latest safe and effective sunscreen products available.

EPA expands safer fragrance ingredient list

EPA expands safer fragrance ingredient list

By Michelle Yeomans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added 50 chemicals, including 40 used in fragrances, to its Safer Chemical Ingredient List (SCIL).

Demand for independent accreditation is rising, says NSF expert

Demand for independent accreditation is rising, says NSF expert

By Lucy Whitehouse

In a move which responds to increasing industry focus on regulatory compliance, the NSF, a public health and safety organization, have launched a program to help manufacturers confirm the safety and quality of their products.

Cosmetics research could be subject to IND requirements

Cosmetics research could be subject to IND requirements

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the comment period on guidance which could require cosmetics research to secure an Investigational New Drug (IND) before carrying out clinical trials.

REACH to make changes to its nano annex

REACH to make changes to its nano annex

By Michelle Yeomans

The European Commission is finalising its impact assessment of six options for amending the annexes of REACH to better account for nanomaterials.

CfPIE expands certification track to deal with industry concerns

CfPIE expands certification track to deal with industry concerns

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The Center for Professional Innovation and Education (CfPIE) will expand its offerings to include a new certification track for those in the skin care and cosmetics industries engaged in manufacturing, research, and product development.

Croda awarded for US manufacturing standards

Croda awarded for US manufacturing standards

Two of chemicals company Croda’s US manufacturing sites were awarded Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification by The European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) last week.

Ban in place: 2013 a big year for animal testing

Ban in place: 2013 a big year for animal testing

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

It has been a busy twelve months for the cosmetics industry, and in Europe it was a big year concerning animal testing, so Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the developments.

Regulatory body substance decision

FDA takes action on triclosan after 35 years

By Michelle Yeomans

The Food and Drug Administration has agreed to issue a new rule governing the use of the antimicrobial agent by 2016, a decision that's been in the making since 1978.