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Sep 06, 2016 | 09:39 AM CDT

Antibacterial Soap? You Can Skip It, Says FDA

The FDA is issuing a final rule under which OTC consumer antiseptic wash products containing the majority of the antibacterial active ingredients—including triclosan and triclocarban—will no longer be able to be marketed.

Aug 17, 2016 | 01:32 PM CDT

CTPA on Brexit: 'Refrain from Hasty Actions'

By: Emma Meredith, Ph.D.

While the BBC recently explained "all that citizens need to know" about the U.K. departure from the EU, the cosmetics industry should know the implications, too. Emma Meredith, Ph.D., of the UK-based CTPA, explains what is and isn't known.

Aug 05, 2016 | 12:56 PM CDT

European Directive On Cosmetics Marks 40th Yr; Will Standards Change?

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first harmonized European Directive on cosmetic products. In the meantime, a cosmetics advocacy group is on a mission to have any future regulation standardize the definition of natural and organic.

Jul 28, 2016 | 05:15 PM CDT

Wal-Mart Says 'No" to 10 Chemicals; EDF Says 'This is the Starting Point'

One out of five home and personal care products will be impacted; Environmental Defense Fund working with Wal-Mart says they're planning to expand chemical policies for more products and suppliers.

Jul 27, 2016 | 05:02 PM CDT

Who's Still Using Microbeads?

With all of the legislative buzz around banning microbeads, Greenpeace East Asia is publishing a list of who's still using the microparticles and who is not.

Jul 18, 2016 | 11:56 AM CDT

IFRA NA Names Nguyen as Director, Government Affairs and Legal

Amanda Nguyen will join IFRA North America as the director of government affairs and legal, effective July 25.

May 27, 2016 | 01:33 PM CDT

TSCA Reform Bill Tries to Move Closer to President's Desk

A bill that amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to revise regulations on chemicals has passed the House although reports have surfaced that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is blocking quick consideration of the vote.

May 25, 2016 | 03:33 PM CDT

Aquaphor Baby Diaper Rash Re-designs Packaging After NAD Inquiry

Following an inquiry by the National Advertising Division, the maker of Aquaphor Baby Diaper Rash Cream is permanently discontinuing express claims that the product relieves diaper rash in six hours.

Apr 29, 2016 | 11:36 AM CDT

EU Sets New Cosmetics Guidelines for Zinc Oxide and KOH

Starting May 21, zinc oxide and potassium hydroxide will be OK for use in cosmetics and personal care products under certain new European Union guidelines.

Apr 27, 2016 | 03:27 PM CDT

Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act is on a Roll

Support for H.R. 4075, the Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act, is gaining momentum with recent backing from two U.S. congressional leaders, including a Democratic cosponsor. ICMAD applauds the move.