Personal Care Products

Clarins phasing in microbead alternatives ASAP

Clarins phasing in microbead alternatives ASAP

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Cosmetics maker Clarins joins the hordes of industry players committing to the removal of plastic microbeads from their products, informing us that new formulations are in the process of being phased in ‘as quickly as possible.’

Denmark calls for EU-wide ban of cosmetic preservative

Denmark calls for EU-wide ban of cosmetic preservative

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is calling for an EU-wide ban on the use of the preservative methylisothiazolinone in cosmetics products as it puts consumers at risk of suffering from an allergic reaction.

Navigating the Personal Care Products Safety Act

Navigating the Personal Care Products Safety Act

By Simon Pitman

The act has just been introduced and with backing from industry giants such as Revlon and L’Oreal, as well as the Personal Care Product Council, it now looks set to become law.

Study links early menopause to everyday exposure – but NOT cosmetics!

Study links early menopause to everyday exposure – but NOT cosmetics!

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A new study has linked high levels of chemicals that we come across every day in the environment, plastics, and other household items, with women experiencing menopause 2-4 years earlier – however none of the concerning ingredients studied are used in...

No European cosmetics concern over exposure to phthalates

No European cosmetics concern over exposure to phthalates

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

After a US study claimed that if children are exposed to certain phthalates while still in the womb, it could increase their risk of developing asthma; experts in Europe have moved to reiterate the safety of cosmetics products in Europe.

EU committee considering formaldehyde in nail hardeners

EU committee considering formaldehyde in nail hardeners

By Lucy Whitehouse

Formaldehyde is set to be listed as a category 1B carcinogen, banning its use in European cosmetics; despite this, the European Commission is seeking opinions on whether to allow an exception on the continued use in nail hardeners.

L’Oréal and Beiersdorf 'monitoring' Ukraine crisis

L’Oréal and Beiersdorf 'monitoring' Ukraine crisis

By Michelle Yeomans

European cosmetic companies, including L'Oréal and Beiersdorf are keeping an eye on the current political crisis in Ukraine, but are reporting no disruption to their operations in and exports to the country.

Good news for US brands! Economy on the upswing, say analysts

Good news for US brands! Economy on the upswing, say analysts

By Michelle Yeomans

According to the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) monthly 'Chemical Activity Barometer', the US economy remains on the upswing, showing a strengthening of year-over-year growth which suggests it may finally be gaining momentum.

SCS focuses on greater ways to reduce environmental footprint

SCS focuses on greater ways to reduce environmental footprint

By Michelle Yeomans

A call for greater steps to be taken to change consumer behaviour if the cosmetics industry is to reduce its environmental footprint was a key message highlighted in 4th North American edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit.

CTPA: Avoid unrealistic scare stories, cosmetics are safe

CTPA: Avoid unrealistic scare stories, cosmetics are safe

By Andrew McDougall

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has branded media reports of a recent study into triclosan use in cosmetics as ‘scare stories’ that do not reflect reality and reiterated the safety of cosmetic products.

France bans use of chloroacetamide in cosmetics

France bans use of chloroacetamide in cosmetics

By Michelle Yeomans

The French National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health products (ANSM) has announced it has banned the production, import and export of cosmetics containing chloroacetamide.