The Personal Care Association Cosmetics Europe has questioned whether the science and alternative methods are ready to replace animal tests for cosmetics ingredient; a week after the ban has come into play.
With various cosmetic companies feeling the wrath of the FDA over misleading marketing claims of late, the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors association is focusing on helping the industry to avoid making the same mistakes in the future.
This week marked a big turning point for the cosmetics industry as the final sales ban for animal tested cosmetics was implemented in Europe; and it appears that US consumers want their nation to follow suit, a survey reveals.
The complete ban on the sale of cosmetics developed through animal testing in the EU which came into play on March 11, should ensure we will see greater collaboration between scientists and regulators, according to industry.
In a presentation given at last week’s Personal Care Product Council annual meeting in Florida, the head of Australia’s cosmetics industry association stressed how tackling regulation is the biggest priority.
A recent report by health advocacy group ‘Women’s Voices for the Earth’ is claiming that "secret chemicals" used in fragrances in personal care products are causing allergic reactions and sensitivity to US consumers.
Many international cosmetic makers are faced with ethical questions over whether or not to be present in the China market because of animal testing requirements. Pangea Organics chose not to stay, and has been commended for this.
President Obama's announcement during his State of the Union address that the US and the European Union (EU) will begin free trade negotiations will have a big impact on the cosmetics industry and has been welcomed by trade associations.
Procter & Gamble has denied it markets fragrances for children in response to a request from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to halt the launch of a D&G perfume for infants, due to the potential exposure of hazardous substances.
Regulations in countries around the world need to change to outlaw animal testing in cosmetics, rather than the manufacturers themselves, according to the industry-specific organisation set up by the BUAV.
The American Cleaning Institute has reiterated the safety of soaps and cosmetics in the wake of a recent study on triclosan, and warned that some information presented in the research could be misleading.
There seems to be continued talk in the cosmetics industry of the proposed animal testing ban that comes into place on March 11, 2013, and whilst it has been a long time coming, it represents a huge step, according to Cruelty Free International.
The federal department responsible for assessing the safety of drugs and consumer products in Canada has revised its’ ‘Sunburn Protectants Monograph’ in a bid to provide up to date information for the industry on how to comply with governing statutes...
Biotech firm Sirona Biochem has released results of an industry standard safety test of its skin lightening compounds that, coupled with previous tests on efficacy, should help the US firm break into the growing market for such products.
Cruelty Free International, the organization founded by the BUAV, has announced a new partnership with luxury hair care brand Paul Mitchell, with the latter pledging that its products will not be sold in China until the country changes its laws on animal...
Public interest group, the EcoWaste Coalition, has announced that despite efforts to rid the Philippine markets of mercury laden cosmetics, nine Chinese drug stores and beauty shops in Manila were found to be selling contaminated skin whitening products.
In a battle that has spanned the last two years; a group of congress members have written a letter to the US Food and Drug Administration expressing concerns over the lack of progress or action taken against hair straightening treatments that contain...
Energizer Holdings has had to expand its initial recall of Banana Boat sunscreens in Canada as the products are also said to potentially run the risk of catching fire if contact is made with open flames before they are completely dried into the skin.
According to a team of scientists at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, despite previous research finding that nanoparticles do not penetrate the skin, it remains debatable as to whether this remains true under normal...
Cosmetics Europe has urged caution over comments made by prospective EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg regarding the proposed marketing ban on animal-tested cosmetics, saying it may ‘jeopardise’ progress and undermine EU leadership in global animal welfare.
The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) and its students are said to have ten cases pending throughout Bangalore against big multinational corporations for not delivering on their advertisement promises.
Tonio Borg, Commissioner Designate for the Health and Consumer Affairs portfolio has received backing from The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) and Humane Society International after announcing his position on animal testing.
The Union for Ethical BioTrade has outlined in a technical report what global cosmetic companies will face in regards to the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) Nagoya Protocol benefit sharing principles (ABS).
22 NGOs have accused the European Union of being "inconsistent" with illegal exports from Israeli settlements, and are calling for various goods including a cosmetic line falsely marked with ‘Made in Israel’ labels, to be banned in Europe.
The Washington Toxics Coalition has reported that some fragrance manufacturers are failing to meet state law by not reporting the presence of phthalates in their products to the Department of Ecology and the public.
Avon has found itself in hot water once again after a US law firm filed a class action lawsuit against the beauty behemoth over claims made about its anti-aging products; which have been deemed ‘misleading’.
At a time when cosmetics companies are getting pulled up left, right and centre over misleading advertising claims, the UK watchdog has another victim; this time its Dior for exaggerating the effects of its mascara.
McNabb Nutraceuticals has received the backing of the advertising industry’s investigative unit that its Sunology Sunblock is a natural or chemical free sunscreen, although it has been told to discontinue its moisturizing claims.
Fine chemicals specialist Lonza says it is looking to support multinational cosmetic companies to help reformulate in the light of new European regulations that will affect US companies exporting to Europe.
Consulting firm FDAImports.com, has launched five new labelling websites that allow companies with products that are regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration to receive a label review in order to identify any compliance issues with their product...
As upcoming industry events in Europe and beyond turn their attention to the new EU cosmetics regulations being exercised next year, Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the key points from the new legislation.