Regulation & Safety

FDA publishes final ICCR report on animal testing alternatives

FDA publishes final ICCR report on animal testing alternatives

By Michelle Yeomans

The FDA has published a report on the back of its most recent International Co-operation on Cosmetics Regulation meeting (ICCR-5), whereby it outlines the applicability of animal testing alternatives in the four ICCR jurisdictions.

Merck to pay out as Coppertone lawsuit is finally settled

Merck to pay out as Coppertone lawsuit is finally settled

By Michelle Yeomans

Merck Consumer Care has finally settled a long-standing class-action suit involving its Coppertone sunscreen line, a move that is said to see the company making a payout of up to $10 million dollars.

NGOs challenge cosmetics companies to follow J&J in chemical phaseout

NGOs challenge cosmetics companies to follow J&J in chemical phaseout

By Michelle Yeomans

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has, alongside the Breast Cancer Fund challenged five major cosmetic and personal care companies to phase-out or reduce the use of certain chemicals in their products, a move it says Johnson & Johnson has already made.

Dermalogica is the latest company to be penalised for testing on animals

Dermalogica is the latest company to be penalised for testing on animals

By Michelle Yeomans

The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), which operates the Leaping Bunny Program in the U.S, has announced that they have stripped Dermalogica of its cruelty-free logo after finding the company to be implicated in animal testing practices...

CTPA: Avoid unrealistic scare stories, cosmetics are safe

CTPA: Avoid unrealistic scare stories, cosmetics are safe

By Andrew McDougall

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has branded media reports of a recent study into triclosan use in cosmetics as ‘scare stories’ that do not reflect reality and reiterated the safety of cosmetic products.

FDA revises requirements for cosmetic pigments

FDA revises requirements for cosmetic pigments

By Michelle Yeomans

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced it is to revise the requirements of two color additives for cosmetic products in response to a petition filed by Sun Chemical Corporation.

FDA raps aloe vera company for violating regulatory Act

FDA raps aloe vera company for violating regulatory Act

By Michelle Yeomans

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to cosmetic company, ‘Set-N-Me-Free Aloe Vera’ after finding that its products were ultimately violating its regulation laws through misleading marketing claims.

Urban Decay comes under fire as it moves into Chinese market

Urban Decay comes under fire as it moves into Chinese market

By Michelle Yeomans

The brand well known in the US, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Singapore and the Middle East has come under fire due to its decision to move into the Chinese market, despite its conflicting animal testing policy.

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