intimate care

27 Jan 2023
--- US-based Thinx has settled a class action lawsuit after allegations were made that its period underwear products contain potentially harmful PFAS chemicals despite being advertised as sustainable, organic and reusable. The... Read More
23 Dec 2022
--- The Essity Global Hygiene Survey has revealed that there is still a great need to weed out taboos around menstruation, incontinence and menopause. Notably, public washrooms need improving to accommodate the elderly and... Read More
23 Dec 2022
--- As 2022 draws to a close, PersonalCareInsights reviews the most significant industry developments of the year. Notably, the industry saw a turn toward natural alternatives using biotechnology and fermentation with a focus on... Read More
09 Dec 2022
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contracted AMA Analytical Services to test talc-containing cosmetics for the presence of asbestos and has released the results of the 2022 samples, deeming that asbestos was not... Read More
30 Nov 2022
--- Hygiene has become more crucial than ever before in a post-pandemic world. With the growing focus on sanitation and health, PersonalCareInsights gathers the latest scoop in hygiene innovations from industry players CP Kelco,... Read More
25 Nov 2022
--- Indian non-profit Toxics Link is highlighting the lack of regulation of chemical content in sanitary pads in its report, Wrapped in Secrecy, which found the presence of phthalates and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the... Read More
11 Oct 2022
--- Unilever is unveiling its Compass Organisation, a structure to propel growth across five of its business groups: Beauty & Well-being, Personal Care, Nutrition, Home Care and Ice Cream. Each of these handles the strategy,... Read More
07 Oct 2022
--- The UK-based Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) is detailing its position on using “free from” claims, including similar claims for cosmetic and personal care products, in a published paper. The... Read More
07 Oct 2022
--- This week in personal care news, Perfect Corp. took a step forward in becoming a publicly-traded company. Givaudan announced the launch of its Silver Radiance program to improve the quality of living while aging and Symrise... Read More
06 Oct 2022
--- A generation of hyper-knowledgeable consumers is demanding more openness around supply chain ethics, carbon footprint and financial inclusivity in the growing cost of living and climate crises, reveals a report commissioned... Read More
03 Oct 2022
--- The US Senate has passed a five-year legislation that reauthorizes the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to federally-enforce animal testing alternatives, in what the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine champions... Read More
28 Sep 2022
--- The European Commission (EC) is expressing its desire to hear public views on dangerous chemicals to raise the standard of cosmetics safety. It has opened a consultation on a draft Delegated Regulation on the new hazardous... Read More
27 Sep 2022
--- The European Commission (EC) has ramped up its restrictions on cosmetic substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR), with additions and amendments to its existing regulations. Regulation 2022/1531,... Read More
27 Sep 2022
--- Adidas has partnered with Coty to launch Active Skin & Mind, a range of deodorants and shower products designed to help athletes achieve optimal performance and recovery. The products contain a complex of glycerol and... Read More
06 Sep 2022
--- This year’s deadline for labeling products with a UK-established Responsible Person (RP) has been extended until 31 December 2025, reports The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA). The Office for Product... Read More
01 Sep 2022
--- Kimberly-Clark, manufacturer of personal hygiene products including Andrex, Kleenex and Huggies, has joined forces with Carlton Power, who will supply hydrogen to the company’s manufacturing facility at... Read More
22 Aug 2022
--- A new range of renewable and biodegradable surfactant known as NextLab linear alkylbenzene (LAB) has been bought by Unilever to be used in production of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS), used in many of the... Read More
22 Aug 2022
--- EU member states can now choose to entirely exempt value-added tax (VAT) on female sanitary products, as they are considered basic needs. Following the implementation of the Period Products Act in Scotland last week, which... Read More
18 Aug 2022
--- The Cosmetic Toiletry & Perfumery Association (CTPA) has shown support for “option one” – extending the deadline for regulating substances that are carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR) and... Read More
16 Aug 2022
--- The Scottish government has implemented the Period Products Act, making it a legal right to access free period products in the country.