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Apr 27, 2012 | 12:46 PM CDT

Defining Cosmeceuticals

By: Sara Mason

As an unpoliced term, "cosmeceutical" can have myriad definitions. This makes ingredients and efficacy that much more important to brands targeting consumers seeking "cosmeceutical"-type products.

Apr 27, 2012 | 11:59 AM CDT

Colombia's Golden Triangle—Biodiverse and Market-friendly

By: Nancy Jeffries

A brief overview of Colombia's beauty industry and the efforts in technologies and ingredient sourcing fueling it.

Apr 19, 2012 | 04:03 PM CDT

PCPC Announces Support for Cosmetic Safety Amendments Act of 2012

The Personal Care Product's Council and the Safe Cosmetics Alliance have both announced their support for H.R. 4395, a bill introduced by Representative Leonard Lance known as the "Cosmetic Safety Amendments Act of 2012.

Apr 04, 2012 | 03:45 PM CDT

The Process of Product Development

By: Darrin C. Duber-Smith and Gregory Black

The beauty industry is hypercompetitive, and on-shelf success requires that new product development is conducted as scientifically as possible, utilizing proven models and due diligence.

Mar 20, 2012 | 04:24 PM CDT

Nanomaterials and the EU Cosmetics Regulation: Implications for Your Company

By: Giles Chappell

In a preview of his InnoCos Europe presentation, Giles Chappell offers some insights into how EU regulations will impact nanomaterials.

Mar 13, 2012 | 11:18 AM CDT

PCPC Responds to Report of "Harmful Chemicals" in Beauty Products

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has responded to a study by the Silent Spring Institute that claims to have found harmful chemicals in a variety of beauty care and household products.

Mar 13, 2012 | 07:48 AM CDT

L'Oréal, EPA Collaborate to Build Animal-alternative Test Methods

L’Oréal and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announce research collaboration to develop animal-alternative toxicity tests; L’Oréal providing the EPA $1.2 million in funding in addition to safety data.

Feb 20, 2012 | 08:33 AM CST

PCPC Responds to Recent Reports of Lead in Lipstick

The Personal Care Product's Council (PCPC) has released a statement in response to the December 2011 study on lead in lipsticks conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Jan 31, 2012 | 11:07 AM CST

Regulatory Issues Front of Mind

By: Claire Thévenin

Ingredients, claims and endocrine disruptors were some of the many subjects discussed at the ninth edition of Cosmetic Valley’s Congrès Parfums & Cosmétiques on regulatory issues, held in Chartres, France, in November.

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.