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EWG calls for pressure on ‘outdated’ cosmetics laws

EWG calls for pressure on ‘outdated’ cosmetics laws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.

Canada to instate personal care plastic microbead ban

Canada to instate microbead ban

By Deanna Utroske

This month the country’s government proposed regulations that will prohibit making, selling, and importing personal care products that are formulated with the plastic beads.

In-cosmetics Korea opens its doors next week!

In-cosmetics Korea opens its doors next week!

By Lucy Whitehouse

In-cosmetics is set to open its doors next week in Korea for the second year running, gathering together the industry in one of the world's leading markets for beauty and personal care innovation.

ICMAD and ACI collaborate on regulatory forum

ICMAD and ACI collaborate on regulatory forum

By Simon Pitman

The third Annual Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Cosmetics and Personal Care Products is set to spotlight the latest regulatory developments in New York.

Navigating the Personal Care Products Safety Act

Navigating the Personal Care Products Safety Act

By Simon Pitman

The act has just been introduced and with backing from industry giants such as Revlon and L’Oreal, as well as the Personal Care Product Council, it now looks set to become law.

Phthalates answerable to Maine’s chemical regulation law

Phthalates answerable to Maine’s chemical regulation law

By Deanna Utroske

Companies, states, countries and consumers are increasingly conscientious about the ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products. Now Maine has proposed further regulations for products sold in that state.

Study links early menopause to everyday exposure – but NOT cosmetics!

Study links early menopause to everyday exposure – but NOT cosmetics!

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A new study has linked high levels of chemicals that we come across every day in the environment, plastics, and other household items, with women experiencing menopause 2-4 years earlier – however none of the concerning ingredients studied are used in...

Will the US lead the trend in custom fragrance?

Will the US lead the trend in custom fragrance?

By Deanna Utroske

Personalized perfume is a trend whose time has come for the US market, where consumers demand individualized attention and personal care products with a tailored feel.

No European cosmetics concern over exposure to phthalates

No European cosmetics concern over exposure to phthalates

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

After a US study claimed that if children are exposed to certain phthalates while still in the womb, it could increase their risk of developing asthma; experts in Europe have moved to reiterate the safety of cosmetics products in Europe.

Consumer report finds questionable ingredients in cosmetics

Consumer report finds questionable ingredients in cosmetics

By Michelle Yeomans

Consumer Reports 'ShopSmart' says it has found numerous body care products with potentially harmful ingredients, such as coal tar color, triclosan, and formaldehyde releasing chemicals following a year long investigation.

US cosmetics chemicals market tipped to take-off

US cosmetics chemicals market tipped to take-off

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The growing demand for active ingredients focused on multifunctional and men’s grooming products, along with old favorites such as anti-aging, is tipped to boost the cosmetics chemicals market in the United States.

Good news for US brands! Economy on the upswing, say analysts

Good news for US brands! Economy on the upswing, say analysts

By Michelle Yeomans

According to the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) monthly 'Chemical Activity Barometer', the US economy remains on the upswing, showing a strengthening of year-over-year growth which suggests it may finally be gaining momentum.

ICMAD issues industry response to Safe Cosmetics Act proposal

ICMAD issues industry response to Safe Cosmetics Act proposal

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers And Distributors (ICMAD) association has issued its response to the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 recently introduced by Reps. With Edward Markey and Jan Schakowsky reiterating its goals.

US bill to give FDA authority to set safety standards for cosmetics

US bill to give FDA authority to set safety standards for cosmetics

By Michelle Yeomans

Representatives of congress have introduced the 'Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act', which they propose will close major loopholes in the federal law that currently allows companies to use ingredients in cosmetics known to damage...

PCPC Annual Meeting 2013

PCPC Annual Meeting 2013

By Simon Pitman

The Personal Care Products Council opened its doors to the 2013 Annual Meeting at The Breakers Resort in West Palm Beach, Florida yesterday, for the first day of a three day program covering trends presentations, a global forum, a policy summit and strategic...

P&G refutes involvement in baby perfume

P&G refutes involvement in baby perfume

By Michelle Yeomans

Procter & Gamble has denied it markets fragrances for children in response to a request from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to halt the launch of a D&G perfume for infants, due to the potential exposure of hazardous substances.

CTPA: Avoid unrealistic scare stories, cosmetics are safe

CTPA: Avoid unrealistic scare stories, cosmetics are safe

By Andrew McDougall

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has branded media reports of a recent study into triclosan use in cosmetics as ‘scare stories’ that do not reflect reality and reiterated the safety of cosmetic products.

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