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Colipa highlights progress on animal testing alternatives

24-Aug-2011 - Industry body Colipa has highlighted the latest progress on finding alternatives to animal testing at a congress on the subject held in Montreal, Canada.

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John Bailey opens up about cosmetic safety misperceptions and misunderstanding

23-Aug-2011 - In light of the recent Safe Cosmetics Act, John Bailey, PhD, former-chief scientist for the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), gives his opinion about how the cosmetics industry is often...

Memorandum encourages industry to help prevent biodiversity loss

19-Aug-2011 - The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at encouraging the cosmetics industry to...

Guest article

European Silicones Centre shares lessons learnt from REACH Phase One

10-Aug-2011 - In this guest article, Michel De Poortere, secretary general of the industry body European Silicones Centre (CES), writes about the journey for its members to fulfill REACH Phase One.

RIFM has fragrance ingredients under review

08-Aug-2011 - An independent Expert Panel of interdisciplinary scientists has called for information from the Research Institute for Fragrance Ingredients’ (RIFM) Human Health Group Summary on fragrance ingredients.

China readies risk assessment guidelines for cosmetic product safety

20-Jul-2011 - The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) in China are preparing risk assessment guidelines for impurities in cosmetics ingredients to further ensure the safety of products.

German risk assessment body warns over use of depilatory creams

19-Jul-2011 - The Germany-based Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has issued a public warning over excessive use of depilatory creams containing the chemical thioglycolic acid.

News in brief

Conference on entering the Chinese market covering the regulation and market of cosmetics in China to be held in November

08-Jul-2011 - Supported by China’s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) and the department of Health of Hong Kong SAR, the conference is the first of its kind.

Approval of cell-based assay for testing of Botox by FDA

30-Jun-2011 - California-based Allergan Inc has had its in-vitro, cell-based assay for testing the stability and potency of Botox and Botox cosmetic, approved by the FDA.

The Personal Care Products Council’s opposition to the Safe Cosmetics Act 2011

30-Jun-2011 - The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has issued a statement in response to the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011, which was recently introduced to Congress.

International Fragrance Association (IFRA) issues standards update

28-Jun-2011 - The 46th amendment to the IFRA code of practice has been issued by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), as part of the industry’s ongoing safety program.

New cosmetic certification standard created by Green Seal

28-Jun-2011 - Non-profit organisation Green Seal has apparently created the first certification standard for cosmetic and personal care products covering the whole life cycle of the product.

Safe Cosmetics Act 2011 targets tighter industry regulation

27-Jun-2011 - Loopholes within the 1938 Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act have resulted in a largely unregulated cosmetics industry; the vast majority of approximately 12,500 chemicals in use by the $50 billion...

Public interest groups raise concerns over FDA sunscreen monograph

27-Jun-2011 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's newly released sunscreen rules do not sufficiently consider the risks posed by nanoscale ingredients according to some public interest groups, leading them to label...

FDA’s latest labeling rules for sunscreens welcomed by the industry

21-Jun-2011 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that sunscreen products must be tested and labeled with new information that help consumers find effective sun protection measures to reduce the...

BUAV launches online resource to source non-animal tested cosmetics

10-Jun-2011 - UK-based organisation BUAV has launched an online resource aimed at consumers who want to buy a range of beauty and household products that are not tested on animals.

IFRA’s fifth testing cycle gives latest fragrance formulations the all clear

08-Jun-2011 - The latest cycle of the IFRA Compliance Programme has shown that of all of the fragrance formulations tested are compliant with its Code of Practice.

News in brief

Urtekram supports ECEAE’s campaign to outlaw animal testing

27-May-2011 - Danish cosmetics brand Urtekram has backed the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) No Cruel Cosmetics campaign to end sales of cruel animal tested cosmetics within the EU.

Campaign For Safe Cosmetics highlights study on metals in cosmetics

17-May-2011 - Lobby group the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics has drawn attention to a new study that highlights potential dangerous levels of heavy metals in cosmetics products.

EC publishes latest update on animal testing

13-May-2011 - The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its latest report on alternative methods to animal testing and concluded that it may take years for non-animal testing to become...

French parliament backs ban on plastic chemicals and parabens in cosmetics

06-May-2011 - Phthalate chemicals used in plastics and paraben preservatives in cosmetic manufacturing could be banned following a vote from the French National Assembly.

Safety assessments - Potential pitfalls in the cosmetics industry

20-Apr-2011 - Dr. Annelie Struessman of the safety assessment body CONUSBAT spoke to CosmeticsDesign at the recent in-cosmetics event to explain about the challenges faced by companies that are trying to fulfill...

P&G extends Clairol hair color recall

18-Apr-2011 - Procter and Gamble has added two more shades to the voluntary recall list of its Clairol Natural Instincts products, taking the total number of shades recalled from the market up...

Hazard alert released as formaldehyde furor continues

15-Apr-2011 - The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released its latest call warning salon professionals about the danger of potential formaldehyde exposure when using hair smoothing treatments.

Health Canada publishes latest formaldehyde product warning

13-Apr-2011 - Health Canada (HC) has announced results of its testing for formaldehyde in hair smoothing treatments, and named five products that it has judged to contain unsafe levels of formaldehyde.

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