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.
To expedite the review and approval process for over-the-counter sun care, the US Food and Drug Administration issued new guidelines this week, outlining the data required to demonstrate that sun care ingredients are generally recognized as safe and effective.
The beauty retailer has been named in a suit this month after neither the company nor the brand Drunk Elephant, which the store carries, removed the mark in question despite receiving notice earlier this year.
Following the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision that antibacterial wash manufacturers must ban 19 ingredients from their products within one year, Japan has announced it has already put this in motion.
According to newly published research, daily use of consumer goods and packages made with endocrine-disrupting chemicals results in hundreds of billions of dollars in health care expenses and lost wages every year in this country.
The European Commission has approved a ban on methylisothiazolinone (MIT) in leave-on cosmetics, a preservative traditionally used in water-based formulations - for example, in shampoos, liquid soaps, hand lotions and wet wipes.
Christian Louboutin has won a lawsuit against four Russian companies for selling imitation Louboutin fragrances, granting the French company injunctive relief to prevent the rivals selling the products in question.
The US Food and Drug Administration is circulating a consumer update advising against the use of any beauty product formulated with mercury, which the organization doesn’t (for the most part) allow in cosmetics.
This month the retailer asked suppliers to change product labeling and eventually reformulate to remove eight ingredients of concern. While the focus is on household goods for now, proponents of ‘clean beauty’ see it as a step in the right direction.