Regulation & Safety

ANVISA prioritises UV filters in agenda

ANVISA prioritises UV filters in agenda

By Michelle Yeomans

The Brazilian Health Agency has prioritised looking into UV filters permitted in cosmetics in its recently published regulatory agenda for 2013/14.

Cash-strapped Brazilians turn to e-commerce

Cash-strapped Brazilians turn to e-commerce

By Chris BARKER

Brazilian buyers are increasingly using e-commerce to purchase cosmetics as a result of the country’s poor economic situation, according to a report by market research company E-bit.

California 'safer' legislation to promote 'greater transparency'

California 'safer' legislation to promote 'greater transparency'

By Michelle Yeomans

California’s State Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has implemented a new regulation this week in regards to product safety, which it believes will lead the way in seeing the first comprehensive, state-level efforts to find safer alternatives.

L’Oréal mascara holds up under NAD scrutiny

L’Oréal mascara holds up under NAD scrutiny

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

In a case that has often had the opposite outcome in recent years, L’Oréal USA has been able to substantiate claims made about two of its mascara products having come under scrutiny from the National Advertising Division.

Industry responds to CDC call for UV exposure information

Industry responds to CDC call for UV exposure information

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has responded to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s request for information about reducing exposure to UV radiation in order to reduce skin cancer rates, and insists people still need to be better...

Estee Lauder in courts over anti-aging claims

Estee Lauder in courts over anti-aging claims

By Michelle Yeomans

The luxury cosmetic giant is back in the courts, this time finding itself under the spotlight as a consumer takes it to task over anti-aging claims for the its' Advanced Night Repair skin care serum.

Peter Thomas Roth LLC settles eye shadow lawsuit

Peter Thomas Roth LLC settles eye shadow lawsuit

By Chris BARKER

American cosmetic company Peter Roth LLC has resolved a lawsuit filed by the Tennessee Attorney General’s office after allegations that their products contained none-FDA approved ingredients.

Webinar focuses on how to stay within FDA regulations

Webinar focuses on how to stay within FDA regulations

By Simon Pitman

Regulation specialist FDAnews is hosting a webinar that aims to show cosmetic manufacturing experts how they can avoid the many potential pitfalls presented by  FDA regulations in the United States.

CTPA hits back at 'unsafe' fake tan claims

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CTPA hits back at 'unsafe' fake tan claims

By Michelle Yeomans

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association has reiterated the safety of fake tans despite recent news reports questioning their key ingredient, DHA. Here, Cosmetics Design brings you up to date on the latest news, reaction and information around...

CSC urges Walgreens to pull baby products from shelves

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CSC urges Walgreens to pull baby products from shelves

By Michelle Yeomans

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has launched an online letter writing campaign, urging Walgreens to remove hazardous chemicals from some of the baby products it sells. Here Cosmetics Design brings you brings you up to date on the latest news, reaction...

Scientists urge EC to not 'ignore the science' on EDCs

Scientists urge EC to not 'ignore the science' on EDCs

By Chris BARKER

71 toxicologists have written to the European Commission’s chief scientific advisor Anne Glover urging her to change plans to regulate endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which are allegedly present in many cosmetics.

SCCS rules UV-filter 3-BC as unsafe

SCCS rules UV-filter 3-BC as unsafe

By Michelle Yeomans

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety has found 3-benzylidene-camphor (3-BC), used as a UV-filter in cosmetics, as not safe for use with a margin of safety (MoS) calculated as 36.

The New Cosmetic Regulation: What changes?

The New Cosmetic Regulation: What changes?

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Last week Cosmetics Regulation which was adopted in 2009 finally went into complete action replacing the Cosmetics Directive of 1976 that used to rule cosmetics products in the European Union. Here, Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the major changes.

CTPA reiterates safety of MI in cosmetics

CTPA reiterates safety of MI in cosmetics

By Chris BARKER

The organization has stated that the cosmetic preservative MI is safe for consumers to use, despite claims that it can be linked to increasing numbers of allergies in the general population.

FDA publishes guidance for Good Manufacturing Practices

FDA publishes guidance for Good Manufacturing Practices

By Michelle Yeomans

The FDA has published a document that provides guidance to the industry concerning Good Manufacturing Practices for cosmetics and is intended to assist in identifying the standards and issues that can affect the quality of products.

Understanding Asia’s different regulations...

Understanding Asia’s different regulations...

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Market entry in Asia is often a stumbling block for many and can present cosmetic companies with a number of obstacles to overcome due to different regulatory requirements. Here Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the main markets and the different...

ICMAD issues industry response to Safe Cosmetics Act proposal

ICMAD issues industry response to Safe Cosmetics Act proposal

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers And Distributors (ICMAD) association has issued its response to the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 recently introduced by Reps. With Edward Markey and Jan Schakowsky reiterating its goals.

Scientists urge UN to take action on EDCs

Scientists urge UN to take action on EDCs

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A group of scientists has urged the UN to take action on chemicals used in consumer products that may pose serious health risks, despite cosmetics repeatedly branded as safe.

Education on sunscreen use vital to prevent melanoma risk

Education on sunscreen use vital to prevent melanoma risk

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

More needs to be done to educate the general population of the risk of sun and UV exposure, and to influence sunscreen use, after a study revealed that even some melanoma survivors are still not protecting themselves as well as they could.