In the ongoing battle against the sale of counterfeit goods online, one US judge has made the remarkable decision to rule in favor of fashion house Chanel and ordered Google, Bing, Facebook, Twitter and others to delist domain names relating to sites...
South Carolina-based cosmetics watchdog Personal Care Truth (PCT) has created an online forum for discussion of topics including regulation, legislation and ingredients in response to demand from its members.
The French Health Products Safety Agency (Afssaps) has suggested that the maximum concentration of aluminium in cosmetic products should be lowered and that consumers should be made more aware of the potential dangers, following its recent risk assessment.
California-based hair care company Brazilian Blowout has defended its hair smoothing treatment, following a study by a university professor which appeared to show the product fell below Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exposure limits...
The first independent study of four hair straightening products conducted by scientific consulting firm ChemRisk has found that three of the treatments in the sample contained more formaldehyde than was claimed on the label.
NSF International and the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) have developed an American National Standard in a bid to provide a standardized way to define and report the environmental and human health hazards associated with...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) will give stakeholders an opportunity to present information regarding a variety of cosmetic microbiological safety issues at a public meeting at the end...
The Washington based doctors group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is reacting to fears that the upcoming marketing ban of animal-tested cosmetics is in jeopardy by today delivering to the commission’s Brussels headquarters nearly 25,000...
The Personal Care Product Council has announced its support of President Obama's decision to send the Colombia, Korea and Panama free trade agreements to Congress, stating the importance of international trade in the cosmetics industry.
Investing in having formulations and labels reviewed to ensure they only use permissible color additives, as well as ensuring ingredients are named correctly on the label can save cosmetics manufacturers and importers a lot of time, stress and money,...
After months of deliberation, the Cosmetics Ingredient Review Expert Panel (CIR) declared for the first time, that the use of formaldehyde and methylene glycol in hair straightening products is unsafe.
The European Commission has presented its yearly report to the European Parliament and Council highlighting the development of alternative methods to animal testing in cosmetics, but is yet to confirm the full marketing ban will be implemented by 2013.
Following a letter sent to parent company GIB, today is judgment day for Brazilian Blowout to respond to a letter sent from the Food and Drug Administration, which questioned the safety of the products and threatened legal action if demands were not met.
Beiersdorf Canada, the Nivea skin care brand's Canadian distributor has reached a settlement with the Competition Bureau to stop making what the Bureau has concluded were false or misleading claims about a particular Nivea product.
Hair care company Brazilian Blowout is being sued in Manhattan Federal Court for $5m by a beautician who is claiming she was sickened by using one of its hair care products, although the company has denied the allegations.
In light of the recent Safe Cosmetics Act, John Bailey, PhD, former-chief scientist for the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), gives his opinion about how the cosmetics industry is often misrepresented.
John Bailey, former chief scientist at the Personal Care Products Council, shares his thoughts on the current status of cosmetics law in the US and the Safe Cosmetics Act, pointing out some of the legislation's shortfalls.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has provided more than $1m in donations to research laboratories in order to aid development of cost-effective alternatives to animal-based testing methods.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's newly released sunscreen rules do not sufficiently consider the risks posed by nanoscale ingredients according to some public interest groups, leading them to label the latest announcement 'disappointing.
Loopholes within the 1938 Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act have resulted in a largely unregulated cosmetics industry; the vast majority of approximately 12,500 chemicals in use by the $50 billion cosmetics industry have never been assessed for safety.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that sunscreen products must be tested and labeled with new information that help consumers find effective sun protection measures to reduce the risk of skin cancer and aging.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its latest report on alternative methods to animal testing and concluded that it may take years for non-animal testing to become fully available.
The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released its latest call warning salon professionals about the danger of potential formaldehyde exposure when using hair smoothing treatments.
The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) and NaTrue have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help raise awareness of the importance of naturally sourced cosmetics products and the ethical trade in natural ingredients derived from biodiversity.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been urged to work together with the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to establish if hair smoothing treatments emit unsafe levels of formaldehyde, given the industry outcry over the...