Regulation & Safety

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.

Regulatory Update: The California Consumer Privacy Act takes effect soon - insights from Avril Love of Tucker Ellis LLP

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Regulatory Update: The California Consumer Privacy Act takes effect soon

By Deanna Utroske

The new data privacy law goes into effect in January 2020 and could mean a significant change in business practices for any cosmetics or personal care venture that conducts ecommerce with California residents. Late last month, Cosmetics Design spoke to...

CBD product makers should be mindful of FDA guidelines, says Kline

CBD product makers should be mindful of FDA guidelines, says Kline

By Deanna Utroske

Following the FDA's public hearing on Scientific Data and Information about Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds on May 31, the Kline consulting and research firm issued a media release highlighting 3 points of which cosmetics...

Cosmetics in China: regulatory updates by COSMED

Cosmetics in China: regulatory updates by COSMED

By Lucy Whitehouse

Cosmed, a professional association for the beauty industry, here presents its latest insights in the China market for beauty players: e-commerce, new draft regulation, animal testing and more.

Ingredients players come up with smart solutions to CBD regulation

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Ingredients players come up with smart solutions to CBD regulation

By Simon Pitman

While regulators in the United States and the EU continue to mull laws that might enable the development of the hemp industry, cosmetic and personal care ingredient players have come up with intriguing ways of circumnavigating existing regulations.

Avon backs campaign to stop LATAM animal testing

Avon backs campaign to stop LATAM animal testing

By Simon Pitman

Avon is one of the biggest cosmetic and personal care players to back a Humane Society International campaign to ban the testing of animals on ingredients and products in the LATAM region.

New legislation in Canada advances likelihood of animal testing ban

New legislation in Canada advances likelihood of animal testing ban

By Deanna Utroske

On Friday, Conservative MP Marylyn Gladu (who represents Sarina—Lambton, Ontario) moved to have a bill read that would effectively ban the sale and manufacture of cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients tested on animals. Advocates are calling this legislative...