The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created huge waves of change in consumer thinking, with hygiene, finance and science now the sharp focus in beauty, potentially spelling the end of preservative fears and the free-from movement, says WGSN.
Bioprocessed algal cells can break down some hazardous and persistent cosmetic chemical pollutants, including parabens, phthalates and sulphates, but more research is required to fully understand this activity and upscale application, a review finds.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added butylparaben to its Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) because of its endocrine-disrupting properties – companies importing or producing products containing the substance now have six...
Preservatives have long been vilified as a ‘harmful’ ingredient, but a deeper understanding of hygiene and contamination brought about by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak may well validate their usage.
Although research continues to conclude that the paraben preserving agents used widely in cosmetics pose no threat to human health, consumer enthusiasm for products able to make ‘paraben-free’ claims remains robust, and brands are making the most of the...
Following another request to update its opinion on propyl- and butylparaben, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has ruled that the parabens are not posing any health risk in the amounts currently used.
The removal of parabens by some cosmetic manufacturers is a reaction to “outrageous claims” made by the media and pressure from non-governmental organisations (NGOs), not consumer pressure, according to Dene Godfrey from S Black.