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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.

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