Regulation & Safety

ICMAD helps the industry to avoid misleading product claims

ICMAD helps the industry to avoid misleading product claims

By Michelle Yeomans

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.

NPA certification rate up 50 percent since 2011

NPA certification rate up 50 percent since 2011

By Simon Pitman

The Natural Products Association says that its rate of certification rose by 50 percent during the last year, hitting a new milestone with the 1,200th product certification.

Pangea receives PETA award for pulling out of China market

Pangea receives PETA award for pulling out of China market

By Simon Pitman

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.

P&G refutes involvement in baby perfume

P&G refutes involvement in baby perfume

By Michelle Yeomans

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.

ACI reiterates triclosan safety amidst misleading murmurs

ACI reiterates triclosan safety amidst misleading murmurs

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

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.

Health Canada updates sunscreen monograph for the industry

Health Canada updates sunscreen monograph for the industry

By Michelle Yeomans

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...

Paul Mitchell pledge furthers Cruelty-Free campaign

Paul Mitchell pledge furthers Cruelty-Free campaign

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

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...

Watchdog reports Philippine vendors still defying mercury ban

Watchdog reports Philippine vendors still defying mercury ban

By Michelle Yeomans

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.

US patent granted for acne treatment

US patent granted for acne treatment

Skinvisible Pharmaceuticals has received a US Patent for combining retinoic acid with its patented polymer delivery system, Invisicare; a product that treats acne and skin cancer.

Banana Boat Suncreen

More Banana Boat products to be pulled from the shelves...

By Michelle Yeomans

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.

Australian scientists call for longer skin tests in sunscreen

Australian scientists call for longer skin tests in sunscreen

By Michelle Yeomans

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...

Commissioner Designate receives backing over animal testing stance

Commissioner Designate receives backing over animal testing stance

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

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.

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