Revlon reports net sales increase for Q4 and 2010
Global cosmetics firm Revlon announced its fourth quarter and year results, reporting an overall increase in net sales despite problematic currency fluctuations in Latin America.
Switzerland has introduced new regulation regarding the potential migration of potentially toxic substances used in UV-cured inks and lacquers for cosmetics packaging.
Steps taken towards global definition of ‘natural’ cosmetics
Natrue has taken steps towards a globally recognised definition for the use of the term natural in personal care products by partnering with US certifier NSF International.
TÜV Rheinland opens up consumer product testing lab
Germany-based TÜV Rheinland has opened up its first testing lab in North America for consumer products, which will also provide capabilities for cosmetic products.
US patent for biodegradable pack
Biodegradable packaging manufacturer Eco Vision has been awarded a US patent for its home compostable Eco Tube package, which is used for lip care products.
FDA publishes alert on contaminated cosmetics
The US Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has warned cosmetic companies over importing products that may be contaminated, stating they may be subject to removal and analysis by District offices.
American consumers do not want to lose antibacterial soaps
A large majority of American consumers are in favor of antibacterial soaps and do not want to lose the opportunity to purchase and use them, a recent survey found.
Cocaine-like bath salts are fake, says industry
Drug-like chemicals that are being sold as bath salts have nothing to do with real products made by reputable manufacturers, the US cosmetics trade association has said.
Research points to new ‘greener’ plant extraction method for red dye
A new environmentally friendly method of extracting carotenoids from dried capsicum for use in cosmetics has been developed by scientists in New Mexico.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a certification program for products made with renewable, biological material and consumer goods carrying the label are expected this spring.
FTC complaint made against ‘Fair Trade Certified’ labeling
Personal care company Dr. Bronner has joined forces with the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) to request the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launch an investigation of deceptive practices against third party certifier Fair Trade USA.
UCSF study finds high incidence of phthalates in bodies of pregnant women
A study conducted by the University of California – San Fransisco analyzing 163 chemicals found in a range of consumers products, earmarks phthalates as an offender.
FDA reveals final phase of Transparency Initiative
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled the third and final stage of an initiative intended to improve the transparency of its rulemaking process with the industries it regulates.
Industry cannot win on the question of animal testing
In 2011 the cosmetics industry will find itself between a rock and a hard place when it comes to phasing out animal testing, a process that has been underway for many years.