The USDA has confirmed that one of the products in the Johnson & Johnson’s Aveeno Baby Organic Harvest has lost NOP certification status on account of its formulation containing an unapproved ingredient.
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.
A Texas-based firm has filed a complaint against the global giant with regards to alleged false, deceptive and misleading claims in connection with its Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30 Day Smoothing Kit.
A seminar is to be held for US companies to gain a deeper insight and understanding into the European cosmetic market in regards to its regulatory framework – with the ultimate aim of widening its opportunities across the water.
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.
The last week has seen two cosmetics companies pulled up on separate occasions by the US Food and Drug Administration over drug-like claims made in their advertising of beauty products, prompting Cosmetics Design to ask whether it is time to change amidst...
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...
A National Advertising Review Board (NARB) panel has recommended that Fair Trade USA require users of the organization’s “Fair Trade Certified” seal for composite products to provide additional information to consumers.
US based ‘Greek Island Labs’ is the latest cosmetic company to receive a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration, after finding that its products were ultimately violating regulation laws through misleading marketing claims.
Merck Consumer Care is allegedly being sued in a class-action consumer fraud lawsuit that claims its advertisements for Coppertone sunscreen are deceptive in promoting the degree of sun protection the product offers.
In a frank discussion with the head of the Toiletry and Fragrance Association in Singapore, Dr. Alain Khaiat reveals he has doubts as to how soon Chinese officials will be able to implement an alternative to animal testing.
Despite a government ban on cosmetics containing mercury being sold in the Phillipines, a public interest group claims to have found 11 brands of skin whitening products containing mercury still available in stores.
Dermatologists based in Chicago have commended the final regulations on sunscreen labeling put in place by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) saying they will better inform and protect consumers.
The Food and Drug Administration has recently issued a warning in regards to ink/ pigments in tattoos having the potential to become contaminated by bacteria, mold, and fungus, if not handled in a sterilized environment. In this instance, Cosmetics Design...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to cosmetic company, Vienna Beauty Products after finding that its manufacturing facility was not compliant with its safety regulation standards.
After looking into inspection standards of imported and exported goods, four industrial bodies set up by the Shan Xi Inspection and Quarantine Bureau have approved bisphenol A and antimony-related testing methods for cosmetics.
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.
The Personal Care Products Council has been kept busy this year refuting allegations that some cosmetics are not safe. In light of this, Cosmetics Design rounds up what they have been refuting and re-assuring consumers on.
The on-going lawsuit between Dr. Bronner and a number of defending cosmetics companies and certification bodies has been dismissed by a California district court, bringing an end to over four years of court battles.
The China State Food and Drug Administration has approved a third new ingredient, ‘Phenylethyl Resorcinol’, since taking on the responsibilities of cosmetics management from the Ministry of Health since 2008.
The Personal Care Products Council has waded into the phthalates debate, reiterating that cosmetics products are safe and that a recent study carried out at Brigham and Women’s hospital linking them with diabetes had no causal link.
The Personal Care Product Council is to hold a Science Symposium on the 3rd and 4th of October in New Jersey that is to include a safety workshop which will focus on ‘current issues in safety assessment.'
Having been in the spotlight over skin health claims made, Swiss company Nutrilinks has now seen two of its claims regarding hair loss reduction and hair strength reinforcement rejected by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety has published a draft document containing opinions on kojic acid, benzisothiazolinone and nitrosamines used in cosmetic products by request of the European Commission.
With China poised to accept its first ever non-animal test method for cosmetics by late summer, Dr. Brian Jones of the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) says don’t be surprised by how quickly the autorities accept and implement more.
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.
According to a report by the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) council, the personal care sector, amongst others, was found to have violated state toxics laws in an assessment of heavy metals in packaging.
The European Commission has published a guide on the safety assessment of nanomaterials to help the industry comply with article 16 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products, which is to come into force in July of next year.
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.