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Jul 20, 2017 | 03:27 PM CDT

Hello Halal: Mainstream Beauty Welcomes Halal Cosmetics

By: Audrey Latimer

Global Cosmetic Industry takes a closer look at this dynamically expanding market sector and how halal cosmetic products can be marketed in the mainstream beauty industry to both Muslim and non-practicing Muslim consumers.

Jan 17, 2017 | 10:49 AM CST

EWG Verified Program for Cosmetic Products Expands

Products displaying EWG’s mark range from foundations, blushes, eye shadows, eyeliners, lipsticks, lip glosses, lotions, moisturizers, shampoos and soaps, that are free of substances that the EWG has deemed “unacceptable."

Dec 19, 2016 | 11:13 AM CST

FDA Sued Over Salon Products Containing Formaldehyde

The groups claim that the FDA has not sufficiently reacted to the concerns regarding the health risks that salon keratin hair products containing formaldehyde present.

Dec 13, 2016 | 02:32 PM CST

FDA to Use Adverse Event Reports to Monitor Cosmetic Safety

AERs that are submitted usually deal with hair products including shampoos, conditioners, hair smoothing products and hair dyes as well as skin products.

Nov 23, 2016 | 10:59 AM CST

FDA's Sunscreen Guidance Focuses on Safety and Effectiveness Data

The guidance also sheds light on the FDA’s requests for safety and effectiveness data on eight active sunscreen ingredients that are already under evaluation, including the data on human absorption.

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'

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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.