20 Mar 2023
--- A study inspecting heavy metal impurities of antimony, arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury in cosmetic products has been carried out by the UK national regulator, Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS), in hopes of... Read More
13 Mar 2023
--- Last week, the Biden administration released the US budget for the fiscal year 2024, taking action to lower health care costs, clean energy and prescription drugs, promote greater competition to lower costs and address... Read More
13 Mar 2023
--- The US state of Washington is addressing consumer gender discrimination via a bill passed in the Senate. It aims to prohibit price differences in goods or services based on the gender of the consumers for whom the products... Read More
03 Mar 2023
--- UK prime minister Rishi Sunak and president of the European Commission Ursula Von der Leyen have made a “decisive breakthrough” by introducing the Windsor Framework, resulting from the changes made to the... Read More
27 Feb 2023
--- The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has identified diphenyl (2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl) phosphine oxide (TPO) as a substance of very high concern and “will become prohibited as a cosmetic ingredient,” according to... Read More
24 Feb 2023
--- The industry is witnessing the phasing out of animal testing for cosmetics worldwide. Europe has banned the practice and is attempting to close regulatory loopholes, while certain states in the US are banning the sale of... Read More
16 Feb 2023
--- An EU law introduced last April allows Member States to exempt value-added tax (VAT) on sanitary products. While there have been notable moves among countries to reduce the levy on goods such as tampons and menstruation... Read More
15 Feb 2023
--- Several mercury watchdog groups are calling on Amazon and other online retailers to stop all sales of skin-lightening products (SLPs) after discovering that some contain high levels of toxic mercury. They underscore a lack... Read More
09 Feb 2023
--- Colgate-Palmolive is voluntarily recalling some of its Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaners as the company did not add a preservative at the “intended” safe level during manufacturing. The mishap risks the bacterial... Read More
08 Feb 2023
--- The European Union (EU) is taking a closer step toward restricting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in an effort to curb environmental pollution and reduce human exposure to these persistent toxic substances... Read More
06 Feb 2023
--- The state of New York, US, is prohibiting the sale of cosmetics and beauty products containing mercury in stores and online as governor Kathy Hochul signed the bill into its final status at the end of last year.
03 Feb 2023
--- The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has published its final opinion on the use of aluminum in cosmetic products – other than deodorants, antiperspirants, lipsticks and toothpaste. After a commenting... Read More
02 Feb 2023
--- The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has published its final opinion on the safety of alpha-arbutin and beta-arbutin in cosmetic products. The committee recommends that alpha-arbutin can safely be used in face... Read More
01 Feb 2023
--- The UK government’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is examining the accuracy of “green” claims featured on household essentials such as toiletries and personal care items. It intends to ensure... Read More
31 Jan 2023
--- A judge in the US appeal court has “dismissed” Johnson and Johnson’s (J&J) subsidiary, LTL management’s bid for bankruptcy protection at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. This... Read More
26 Jan 2023
--- Royal DSM’s skincare peptide Syn-Up has been approved as a New Cosmetic Ingredient (NCI) in China under the country’s new cosmetic legislation and can now be used freely in skincare formulations in the market.... Read More
11 Jan 2023
--- In representation of French manufacturers of hygiene and beauty products, the Federation of Beauty Companies (FEBEA) is supporting Frédéric Descrozaille, a member of the National Assembly, who is proposing a... Read More
10 Jan 2023
--- The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published the draft Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) that consists of 24 substances suspected of posing a risk to human health or the environment, of which seven are cosmetic... Read More
19 Dec 2022
--- New York has become the tenth US state to prohibit the sale of cosmetics tested on animals after Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act into law. Under the terms of the Act, the sale of cosmetics newly... Read More
07 Dec 2022
--- The European Council and the European Parliament have struck a provisional deal aimed at minimizing the risk of deforestation and forest degradation caused by the expansion of agricultural land to produce imported or... Read More