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FDA bans lead acetate from consumer hair dyes

By Stephen Daniells

The US Food and Drug Administration has banned the use of lead acetate in consumer hair dyes, with one public interest group calling for further reform of the federal regulations for cosmetics.

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FDA publishes hand sanitizer testing protocol to detect impurities

By Deanna Utroske

This week, as part of its response to contaminated and unsafe hand sanitizers, the agency published a testing methodologies document. The protocols outlined in the new document can be used to determine the quality of finished sanitizer products.

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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.

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19 ways the beauty industry is responding to CoronaVirus

By Deanna Utroske

It wasn’t until 2020 that Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) became a factor of import in the cosmetics and personal care industry. But by now, no matter where in the world you are, the virus has changed things. Here Cosmetics Design looks at how our...

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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.

Study highlights rise in consumer complaints to FDA

Study highlights rise in consumer complaints to FDA

By Simon Pitman

A new study by Northwestern University highlights how the number of complaints to the FDA relating to cosmetic and personal care products more than doubled between 2015 and 2016.

EWG calls for pressure on ‘outdated’ cosmetics laws

EWG calls for pressure on ‘outdated’ cosmetics laws

By Simon Pitman

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.

FDA to publish adverse event data for cosmetics

FDA to publish adverse event data for cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

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.  

Japan bans 19 ingredients used in soap

Japan bans 19 ingredients used in medicated soaps

By Natasha Spencer

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.

FDA approves OTC skin care ingredient Differin Gel 0.1% to treat acne

FDA approves new OTC skin care ingredient to treat acne

By Deanna Utroske

Friday, the Administration announced that a retinoid, previously available by prescription, received FDA approval and can now be included in over-the-counter skin care products. It’s the first such approval since the 1980s.

Business media wary of under-regulated cosmetics industry

Business media wary of under-regulated cosmetics industry

By Deanna Utroske

It’s not uncommon for consumer-facing publications, beauty blogs, or activists to voice disapproval of US personal care regulations, but this Sunday the online new site Business Insider joined in the chorus.

FDA warning for over the counter acne treatments

FDA warning for over the counter acne treatments

By Lucy Whitehouse

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against over the counter acne treatments, noting that severe allergic reactions can result from the usage of certain acne products, and these reactions have the potential to be lethal.

FDA under pressure to review sunscreen ingredients

FDA under pressure to review sunscreen ingredients

By Michelle YEOMANS

The Administration is feeling the heat from the (PASS) Coalition, who is urging it to allow Americans to have access to the latest safe and effective sunscreen products available.

ICMAD helps the industry to avoid misleading product claims

ICMAD helps the industry to avoid misleading product claims

By Michelle Yeomans

With various cosmetic companies feeling the wrath of the FDA over misleading marketing claims of late, the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors association is focusing on helping the industry to avoid making the same mistakes in the future.

FDA draft guidance urges manufacturers to substantiate product safety

FDA draft guidance urges manufacturers to substantiate product safety

By Andrew McDougall

The US Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidelines on the safety of nanomaterials in cosmetic products, urging manufacturers to meet with it before incorporating the ingredients into formulations, to substantiate the product’s safety.

Friends of the Earth sue FDA over nanomaterials regulation

Friends of the Earth sue FDA over nanomaterials regulation

By Michelle Yeomans

Friends of the Earth along with half a dozen other US non-governmental organizations have filed suit against the FDA for its failure to regulate nanomaterials as requested in a petition to the FDA these groups filed in 2006.

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