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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.

Mar 16, 2016 | 04:20 PM CDT

The Animal Testing Ban: Could Switzerland Be Next?

The Swiss Federal Council is promoting alternative methods to animal testing and plans a ban on animal-tested ingredients.

Mar 15, 2016 | 02:39 PM CDT

Update: Teens Face Beauty Chemical Risk; Some Experts Skeptical

A new study says teen girls can benefit from "free-of" products since they might be at risk for exposure to possible endocrine disruptors; but another toxicologist has something to add.

Mar 02, 2016 | 03:07 PM CST

Beauty Industry Under Attack with Recent Poll

Activist pressure highlights a survey that supports stricter regulation of the chemical ingredients used in personal care products.

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.