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Jan 20, 2016 | 04:10 PM CST

Looming Cosmetics Legislation: What You Need to Know

By: Pamela Jo Busiek, president and CEO, ICMAD

If passed, the Feinstein Bill will result in cosmetics being more heavily regulated by the FDA than over-the-counter drugs or dietary supplement products which have demonstrated a much higher risk profile than cosmetics which have an excellent safety record.

Jan 15, 2016 | 04:44 PM CST

Ready for Compliance?

The Fourth Cosmetic Compliance Summit will demonstrate a beta version of the next California Air Resource Board (CARB) reporting tool before its release in July 2016.

Jan 05, 2016 | 02:47 PM CST

PETA: Beauty Brands Are Breaking the 'Law'

Nine cosmetics companies may be quietly breaking UK and E.U. non-animal testing law by marketing in China where animal testing is allowed, PETA alleges.

Dec 18, 2015 | 10:53 AM CST

Canada to Go Cruelty-free with Cosmetic Animal Testing Ban

Animal testing of cosmetics could soon be a thing of the past in Canada.

Dec 15, 2015 | 03:30 PM CST

FDA Alerts Homespun Cosmetics-makers

FDA launches a section to alert and inform the growing number of DIY and homespun cosmetics makers about adulteration and other matters.

Dec 09, 2015 | 11:07 AM CST

Vendors Beware: Philippines to Seize Unauthorized Cosmetics

Regulatory officers have been ordered to monitor, conduct inventory and seize all cosmetics products that have no FDA Cosmetic Notification as per the Philippines regulation.

Dec 09, 2015 | 08:41 AM CST

House Votes 'Yes' to Banning Microbeads in US

In a unanimous voice vote, the U.S. House has approved a bill that would prohibit plastic microbeads nationwide beginning on January 1, 2018.

Dec 07, 2015 | 06:32 PM CST

SEURAT-1: Animal-free Safety Assessment of Chemical Substances

A €50 million European public–private partnership (PPP) has paved the way to a new era of assessing chemical safety without using animals.

Dec 01, 2015 | 01:02 PM CST

House Bill Gives Cosmetics Safety a Makeover

H.R. 4075 establishes what ingredient and nonfunctional constituent categories are deemed "safe" and will establish a registration number of each manufacturing establishment where the cosmetic is manufactured.

Nov 16, 2015 | 01:31 PM CST

Animal Testing's in the Hot Seat in Korea

The Korean government is discussing the potential for alternatives to animal testing for cosmetics.