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Mar 02, 2012 | 04:36 PM CST

The “Reasonable Consumer’s” View of Green Labels—Lessons From Two Greenwashing Cases

By: Neal Marder and Christian E. Dodd

When seeking to promote their “greenness” as a competitive advantage, brand owners must understand the legal pitfalls of self-created symbols and labels that express environmental superiority, are trademarked and not immediately associated with the product, and are identified as a rating system.

Feb 24, 2012 | 03:46 PM CST

New Officers Elected, Strategies for 2012 Discussed at PCPC Annual Meeting

Elizabeth Arden's E. Scott Beattie has been named the council's newest chairman.

Jan 31, 2012 | 08:40 AM CST

Colipa Now Cosmetics Europe—The Personal Care Association

New name for the 50 year-old European association designed to reflect the viability and leading role of European beauty industry globally.

Jan 13, 2012 | 01:09 PM CST

FDA to Host Free Webinar About Reporting Cosmetic Issues

The webinar will take place on Jan. 18, 2012.

Nov 17, 2011 | 10:00 AM CST

Johnson & Johnson Commits to Removing Certain Chemicals From Baby Products

This move follows action from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics on the chemicals used in several of the company's baby products.

Nov 01, 2011 | 08:59 AM CDT

The Intensifying Regulatory Investigation of Formaldehyde and Its Implications

By: Stan Perry

A recent report on formaldehyde will not only impact consumer confidence, and what can and can’t be used in products, it may also open the door for toxic tort cases. Understanding the background, challenges and methods of addressing this chemical and its use is a lesson that may be applicable across regulations and regulatory environments.

Nov 01, 2011 | 08:01 AM CDT

INCI Name: Fragrance

By: Steve Herman

Today’s consumers hate secrets, especially when it involves something they smell or put on their skin. Columnist Steve Herman shares his opinions on transparency.

Sep 26, 2011 | 04:55 PM CDT

Industry Associates Form Safe Cosmetics Alliance

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has joined forces with the Professional Beauty Association, Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors and the Direct Selling Association to form the Safe Cosmetics Alliance.

Aug 24, 2011 | 01:50 PM CDT

Sustainable Fragrances 2011: the Age of Transparency

By: Jeb Gleason-Allured

From field to store shelf, the fragrance industry faces ongoing ingredient sourcing and disclosure challenges, leading to ramifications for the scented components of beauty brands, and particularly those seeking more green aspects.

Jul 06, 2011 | 09:23 AM CDT

Safe Cosmetics Act Reintroduced to House of Representatives

On June 24, 2011, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and 10 co-sponsors introduced the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 (H.R. 2359) to the U.S. House of Representatives, which aims to amend Title VI of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.