P&G extends Clairol hair color recall
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 to 12.
Hazard alert released as formaldehyde furor continues
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
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.
P&G voluntarily recalls Clairol hair colorants due to unwanted results
Procter and Gamble has recalled ten shades of its Clairol Natural Instincts products with immediate effect, stating that some of the kits may produce an unwanted color result.
Ethical sourcing event highlights importance of biodiversity for beauty companies
Consumer awareness of biodiversity continues to grow making it an issue the beauty industry cannot ignore, according to the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT), whose upcoming conference will focus on the subject.
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.