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Aug 10, 2016 | 11:20 AM CDT

A Relaunch with a Natural Touch

Eye care product

With natural products and ingredients trending for sensitive care products, schülke announced the relaunch of euxyl K 903, now with natural tocopherol. This preservative meets natural certifications and is gentle and efficient.

Aug 02, 2016 | 09:30 AM CDT

FDA Warns About Mercury in Beauty Products

Even though these products are often promoted as cosmetics, they also may be unapproved new drugs under the law, says Linda Katz, director of FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors.

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 07, 2016 | 12:14 PM CST

Halal Certification Confirmed for BASF Portfolio

Baby bubble bath

BASF received the international halal certification HAS 23000 for the 145 ingredients the company offers for personal and home care products.

Feb 29, 2016 | 03:17 PM CST

What's Behind P&G's Fragrance Ingredients No-no List

Reflecting pressure from the Environmental Working Group and growing consumer demand for more transparency, Procter & Gamble has disclosed a list of more than 140 chemicals not used in any fragrances in its brands.

Feb 01, 2016 | 03:44 PM CST

Clariant Certified to Offer Palm-Based Ingredients

Personal care products

Clariant announced the achievement of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Mass Balance certification for a couple of its production sites.

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 04, 2016 | 03:05 PM CST

Harvesting Coral for Longer Lashes

Coral reef

Maxey Cosmetics signed a five-year agreement allowing the company to harvest the tips of a locally abundant soft coral, to extract black sea rod oil for use as an ingredient in its products.

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.

Oct 12, 2015 | 12:29 PM CDT

California Bans Microbeads

New legislation bans the use of microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products on and after Jan. 1, 2020.