Sustainability and circular beauty

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May Launch Pad: Clear complexions roundup

By Cassandra Stern

Warmer weather can bring on sweat, leading to breakouts and oilier skin than the winter months. This month, several cosmetics and personal care brands are breaking out complexion-clearing product options to keep face and body skin clean and clear.

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SCC calls for abstract submission for annual meeting

By Cassandra Stern

The industry organization is seeking abstract submissions in various cosmetics and personal care categories to further educational opportunities for professionals and foster innovative thinking.

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The molecular-level benefits of cruelty-free snail slime

By Olivia DeSmit

Newly released research suggests snail slime mechanisms of action can impact cells at the molecular level, including cell viability and control of inflammatory events, which is of interest to manufacturers and suppliers seeking to formulate new cosmetic...

Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAs), largely used in non-stick and water-resistant items like cookware and clothing, but also found in beauty and personal care products, were being increasingly detected as environmental pollutants in groundwater and soil [Getty Images]

Five EU national authorities call for PFAs ban under REACH

By Kacey Culliney

Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden have submitted a proposal to the European Chemicals Agency ECHA calling for a restriction on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs) under the EU’s chemicals regulation REACH.