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Mexican Senate green lights ban for animal testing for cosmetics

By Stephen Daniells

Mexico will become the first country in North America and the 41st country globally to ban animal testing for cosmetics after the country’s Senate gave its final and unanimous support to a federal bill that also bans the manufacture, import and marketing...

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis spoke at the NoCo Hemp Expo in Denver on Friday.  NutraIngredients-USA photo.

Colorado unveils plan to bolster state support of hemp industry

By Hank Schultz

The state of Colorado aims to remain a leader in the hemp industry, Gov. Jared Polis said at an industry event last week. He announced the release of a detailed state plan for the industry at the meeting, which includes scientific support, data sharing,...

FDA publishes hand sanitizer testing protocol to detect impurities

FDA publishes hand sanitizer testing protocol to detect impurities

By Deanna Utroske

This week, as part of its response to contaminated and unsafe hand sanitizers, the agency published a testing methodologies document. The protocols outlined in the new document can be used to determine the quality of finished sanitizer products.

Health Canada recalls unsafe hand sanitizer products

Health Canada recalls unsafe hand sanitizer products

By Deanna Utroske

The government department has recently warned consumers of the risks associated with hand sanitizer products made with unapproved ingredients and called for 12 companies to stop selling unsanctioned sanitizer.

Estée Lauder recalls Becca Cosmetics concealer

Estée Lauder recalls Becca Cosmetics concealer

By Deanna Utroske

After mold was found on some applicators of the brand’s Light Shifter Brightening Concealer, the company announced a product recall for all shades of the complexion product.

New FDA guidance on hand sanitizer production

New FDA guidance on hand sanitizer production

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week, as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing efforts to keep pace with this country’s needs during the Coronavirus pandemic, new guidance documents were issued addressing both manufacturers and pharmacists.

The FDA talc report is here

The FDA talc report is here

By Deanna Utroske

After a full year of testing for asbestos contamination, the agency has released a six-part report on beauty products formulated with talc.

New York state makes move to ban 1,4-dioxane

New York state makes move to ban 1,4-dioxane

By Simon Pitman

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Monday that means cosmetics and personal care products containing 1,4-dioxane will have some restrictions pertaining to sales in the state.

Andean Community delays harmonization bill for safer cosmetics

Andean Community delays harmonization bill for safer cosmetics

By Andean Community delays harmonization bill for safer cosmetics

The Andean Community has agreed to delay the introduction of legislation designed to update regulatory framework for cosmetic and personal care products in the region for another 6 months.

Sozio to share transparent fragrance ingredient lists

Sozio to share transparent fragrance ingredient lists

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the fragrance supplier launched a line of Clean Label fragrance formulas and in the interest of ingredient transparency will share a list all raw materials in each scent with their customers.

Natural Cosmetics Act to set legal definition of ‘natural’

Natural Cosmetics Act to set legal definition of ‘natural’

By Deanna Utroske

The bill, introduced in the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, would define and legislate the use of the word ‘natural’ and the term ‘naturally-derived’ for cosmetics and personal care labeling and marketing. Ingredient suppliers would be required...

Clean beauty ingredient certification has arrived

Clean beauty ingredient evaluation progam has arrived

By Deanna Utroske

Amy Ziff, founder of certification program Made Safe, announced the new ingredient evaluation program called Nontoxic Certified last week at the Raise the Green Bar Summit in New York City.

What’s going on with CBD legislation for beauty?

What’s going on with CBD legislation for beauty?

By Simon Pitman

Ahead of the Cosmetics Design webinar ‘How to Tap into the CBD Beauty Trend the Right Way’, we caught up with our legal expert panelist to find out the latest in CBD regulation.

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