24-Jul-2014 By Simon Pitman
Research conducted into natural ingredients in products targeting dry skin has demonstrated evidence of a link between the topical application and the subsequent development of food allergies.
14-Jul-2014 By Simon Pitman
LETI Laboratories says it is targeting the US market for professional skin care by forming a partnership with US-based professional skin care specialist DermWORX.
Children’s Center questions antibacterial ingredient effects on immune system
20-Jun-2012 By Andrew McDougall
A new study from Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore has questioned the safety of a number of personal care products containing antimicrobial agents that could affect immune system development in children.
Online course examines skin allergy basics and testing methods
16-Apr-2012 By Katie Nichol
The Center for Professional Advancement (CfPA) is holding an online training course on 18 April 2012 that shines the spotlight on the basics of skin allergy and the newest testing methods.
L’Oreal says it will aid investigation into hair dye coma woman
22-Nov-2011 By Simon Pitman
L’Oreal says it will fully co-operate with an investigation that is being launched into a British woman who fell into a coma after using one of its hair dye products.
Cell-based alternative to animal testing found to detect allergies
09-Aug-2011 By Andrew McDougall
Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have found a cell-based alternative to animal testing that could be used to detect allergies and the strength of the response in cosmetics products.
Calcium-containing nanoparticles could tackle common skin allergy
04-Apr-2011 By Andrew McDougall
Nanoparticles containing calcium could offer hope to the millions of people across the globe who suffer from skin allergies to Nickel, thanks to a solution preventing the element from making its way into the body.
Cosmetics Directive amended to flag up hair dye allergy dangers
30-Oct-2009 By Katie Bird
The European Commission has changed the labelling requirements for formulations that contain certain hair dye ingredients.
Commission calls for data on peanut oil and wheat proteins
14-Oct-2009 By Katie Bird
The European Commission is calling for scientific data on the use of peanut oil and hydrolysed wheat proteins in cosmetics, after some member states expressed concern over the ingredients.
Eyelash enhancer's risks not communicated on website, says FDA
21-Sep-2009 By Katie Bird
Allergan’s online promotional materials for its eyelash enhancer Latisse do not adequately show the potential risks of the product, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.
Scientists claim fragrance and hair care ingredients cause eczema
01-Apr-2009 By Simon Pitman
A study conducted by the University of Gothenburg suggests that a significant number of individuals have allergic skin reactions to the fragrance ingredient linalool.
Experts throw new light on fragrance allergies
07-Aug-2008 By Simon Pitman
Scientists from the German Federal Institute (BfR) for risk assessment say that the inhalation of personal care fragrances could trigger skin allergies in sufferers.
Medical research suggests permanent makeup may disfigure
28-Jun-2007 By Simon Pitman
US researchers investigating a big rise in the number of adverse
reactions to permanent makeup treatments suggest allergies to
the ink used in the treatment is the cause.
Probiotics again linked to lower eczema risk
12-Jun-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Probiotic supplementation during pregnancy and then for the infants
after birth could reduce the incidence of eczema, suggests a new
clinical trial from Sweden.
Skin sensitive products drive body colour cosmetics market
29-May-2007 By Louise Prance
Skin sensitive products are set to become market drivers in the
body colour cosmetics category, according to a new forecast report.
Call to ban hair dye ingredient over allergies
02-Feb-2007 By Louise Prance
Allergic reactions to hair dyes are reaching new heights as more
and more young people become preoccupied with altering their
outward appearance, according to a recent study by the British
Medical Journal this week.
Clarins comes under fire over peanut ingredient
01-Nov-2006 By Simon Pitman
Leading skin care and beauty company Clarins has come in for
criticism from a US-based toxicology organisation over allegations
that ingredients used in its products may cause users serious
New product launches muscle in on allergies
A look at some of the latest skincare products on the market bears
testimony to the growing demand for products that are both natural
and fragrance-free, reports Simon Pitman.
Need for fragrance allergens to be labelled
A professor is demanding that the US government builds on its
recent ruling that major allergens in food products be clearly
visible on product labels, by passing a similar piece of
legislation for fragranced products.