The brand protection company has released a new report indicating that at least 25% of consumers surveyed have unknowingly bought fake cosmetics and personal care products. And the MarkMonitor data suggests that ecommerce may be helping facilitate the...
The present National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) cosmetics regulation, which covers a wide range of chemicals including cosmetics, will be reformed from 1st July 2018.
As Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science prepares to provide an update on Chinese regulations at this week’s in-cosmetics Korea in Seoul, we caught up to gain clarity on cosmetics regulations in the leading region.
As in-cosmetics Korea prepares to welcome regulators and formulators from around APAC and the globe, we spoke to Min-sun Kim, Cosmos assistant, Control Union Korea about the efforts to reach a harmonised standard for natural and organic cosmetics.
Leading cosmetics and personal care companies, including L’Oréal, The Estée Lauder Companies, and Unilever, remain committed to the Paris Agreement. This despite a recent announcement that this country will be withdrawing from the Agreement that builds...
Cruelty Free International and The Body Shop have teamed up on a campaign to ask the intergovernmental organization to do just that. It’s an effort that could eventually act as a precedent for establishing other globally harmonious personal care and beauty...
The supply chain tech company was apparently seeking a board member with significant cosmetics and personal care industry expertise. And Ferguson’s experience with companies like Revlon and Estée Lauder made her the top choice.
Late last week a jury in Missouri handed down a verdict that found both the baby powder maker and Imerys Talc America accountable for, among other things, conspiracy, breach of implied warranty, and negligence.
For cosmetics and personal care companies and those that supply the industry with its ingredients, registration and participation in the program known as CFATS could well be mandatory. And not getting involved could be costly; violating companies can...
A department initiative knows as the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program, or CFATS, requires select cosmetics manufacturers as well as ingredient suppliers and distributors to register and comply with security protocol.
The issue of 1,4-dioxane is back in the headlines after traces of the substance were found in water supplies for Long Island, New York, but one expert fears that this attention could mean that the problem is overlooked for cosmetics formulation.
The retail pharmacy chain announced plans this week to remove select ingredients from four of its own cosmetics and personal care brands, calling the move “a natural step in the evolution of our comprehensive approach to chemical safety.”
A week ago Monday, the Personal Care Products Council convened a panel, as part of the organization’s annual meeting, to discuss the ramifications that the new Presidential administration’s legislative endeavors and policies will have on the cosmetics...
A new advocacy group launched this month with designs on standardizing cosmetology licensure from state to state. For now the group calling itself The Future of the Beauty Industry Coalition has its sights set on legislation in Texas and Nebraska.
This March in New York City, the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors association along with the American Conference Institute are putting on the fourth annual edition of this conference to address the industry's current business and...
Because brand identity is so important for beauty and personal care companies while the market continues to be more crowded, it becomes even more important to establish a differentiated, strong brand and diligently protect it.
The non-profit environmental advocacy organization Environmental Defence released findings this month that consumers in Canada would be more than receptive to complete ingredient listings on household, cosmetic, and personal care product packaging.
The retailer has a timeline in place to make ingredient lists more transparent and suppliers more accountable to consumer expectations. As a result, certain ingredients will be banned from Target altogether.
The fragrance maker sources clove leaf oil from Madagascar and has just announced that this collection network meets environmental management objectives and fair trade standards, qualifying the supply as Fair for Life.
The vegetarian, natural makeup company now has over 100 beauty products verified by the Environmental Working Group for being made according to certain manufacturing protocol and without select ‘ingredients of concern.’
The multinational consumer goods company recently released the results of its global consumer survey on sustainability, results which indicate that shoppers in the US are highly motivated to make ‘purpose-led’ purchases.
Several transaction of note took place over the past weeks, including the FDA issuing new guidance on lead in lipstick, Glansaol making its debut by acquiring key beauty brands, and the class action lawsuit against Unilever and its St. Ives brand facial...
In effect since early 2000, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act exists to safeguard the natural environment and human health. Following recent CEPA assessments, three materials—one of particular interest to cosmetic makers—have been deemed toxic.
This week the Environmental Working Group along with Women’s Voices for the Earth filed suit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia in an effort to motivate the FDA to take action regarding professional keratin hair products.
The suit, filed in August, was about P&G’s Mach3 and Edgewell’s newly launched, similar Schick PL. This week’s settlement deal comes closely on the heels of an announcement that P&G is set to relaunch its men’s grooming line.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has made a renewed call to update laws governing cosmetics products, claiming the FDA still has little authority to review the safety of chemicals in products, which proposed legislation could change.
In doing so, the agency brings a whole new level of transparency to the beauty and personal care industry, though completeness and accuracy of the reported data is at issue and concerns are being raised about what this means for consumer class actions.
The human rights NGO released a new report today calling out nine multinational corporations that Amnesty found to be buying oil from a company with documented child labor, as well as workers’ safety and rights violations.
This month the State’s Priority Product Work Plan moved into its next phase. Now, tryclosan as well as the chemicals is nail products are both categories where the Department is considering eventual regulatory action.