French cosmetics trade association defends hair dye safety
Febea, France’s cosmetics trade association, has defended the safety of hair dyes that was called into question by the consumer magazine ‘60 Millions de Consommateurs’.
Contract manufacturer Lendan secures ISO certification
Leading European contract manufacturer Lendan claims to be the first Spanish cosmetics player to receive ISO 22716 certification.
Procter & Gamble commits to LEED certification for new plants
P&G says that it will strive to certify all new production facilities according to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifcation standards.
Cosmetics firm warned by FDA for drug-like marketing claims
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent out a warning letter to a US cosmetics firm for its supposedly drug-like marketing claims.
UEBT and NaTrue attempt to heighten ethical sourcing awareness
The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) and NaTrue have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help raise awareness of the importance of naturally sourced cosmetics products and the ethical trade in natural ingredients derived from biodiversity.
FDA urged to work with OSHA to determine safe levels of formaldehyde
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been urged to work together with the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to establish if hair smoothing treatments emit unsafe levels of formaldehyde, given the industry outcry over the...
Competition over US natural and organic standards intensifies
As three leading certification players vie to dominate the US market for natural and organic cosmetic products, competition is set to hot up in tandem with market growth.
Industry is ‘divided’ by proliferation of natural standards
The huge rise in the number of international and regional standards for organic and natural cosmetics in Europe is leading to confusion and division, according to market researcher Organic Monitor.
Brazilian Blowout drops lawsuit in formaldehyde fiasco
Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that the makers of the Brazilian Blowout hair straightening treatment, has dropped the lawsuit against the Oregon agency.
COSMOS organic and natural standard open for certification
The COSMOS organic and natural standard for cosmetics products, developed by five of Europe’s biggest standard bodies, is now open for applications.
European Commission bans ‘health hazard’ fragrance
The European Commission has announced its decision to ban the fragrance material musk xylene under the new European Chemicals Legislation REACH because of its potential effects on the environment.
NSF wades into natural standard debate
NSF International has voiced its views on its partnership with Natrue and responded to the Natural Products Association’s (NPA) claims that the collaboration is confusing.
Revlon reports net sales increase for Q4 and 2010
Global cosmetics firm Revlon announced its fourth quarter and year results, reporting an overall increase in net sales despite problematic currency fluctuations in Latin America.
Switzerland has introduced new regulation regarding the potential migration of potentially toxic substances used in UV-cured inks and lacquers for cosmetics packaging.
Combining preservatives can help lower use level and allergy risk
Using preservatives in combination can help reduce the dose needed and therefore the development of contact allergies that may be associated with them.