Launches & Claims
China Revises Cosmetic Sampling Testing Rules, Calls for Comments
The measures will focus on testing in children’s cosmetics, special cosmetics and cosmetics containing new ingredients. Measures are open to public comment through July 14, 2022.
Jul 1st, 2022
US Senate Bill to Strengthen Cosmetic Oversight Advances
New Naturals & the Future of Beauty
Substantiating Safety and the Launch of a New Bioactive Ingredient, CBG
Untapped bioactive ingredients offer new opportunities for formulators to introduce innovative cosmetics and personal care products to the world. Safety testing of these ingredients is key, and here’s why.
Apr 18th, 2022
Coast Southwest Achieves NACD Responsible Distribution Verification
NACD Responsible Distribution provides third-party verification of facilities against a set of guiding principles that strictly adhere to industry and business standards.
Apr 22nd, 2022
FDA Flags 12 Companies for Illicit Hydroquinone-containing Skin Brighteners
The products contain the active drug hydroquinone, rendering them unapproved over-the-counter (OTC) drugs rather than cosmetics.
Apr 19th, 2022
Seagrass Rhizomes Accumulate UV Filters and Parabens, Study Finds
A recent study published in
Marine Pollution Bulletin
found that rhizomes of the seagrass
off the international coasts of the Mediterranean have accumulated UV filters and the preservative methylparaben.
Apr 13th, 2022
China Drafts 2022 Safety and Technical Standard for Cosmetics
This draft will supersede the 2015 edition, which includes the overarching technical standards for cosmetics safety supervision and testing in China. Public comments will be accepted through April 30, 2022.
Apr 11th, 2022
Rodan + Fields to Pay Out $38 M in Lash Boost Settlement
Rodan + Fields will pay $38 million to settle several class action suits against its Lash Boost serum. The plaintiffs claim the product's labeling misleads consumers and its isopropyl cloprostenate content makes it subject to FDA oversight.
Apr 6th, 2022
BASF on Track for Net 0 Emissions by 2050
BASF is on pace to operate at net zero emissions globally by 2050, according to the company's report to investors.
Mar 31st, 2022
CTPA Convenes to Progress the Use and Regulatory Acceptance of Animal Testing Alternatives
The CTPA and the U.K. cosmetic industry wants to promote the use of new approach methodologies (NAMs) as alternatives to animal testing for these vital safety requirements under other chemicals legislation, especially UK Reach.
Mar 24th, 2022
Kao USA Recalls Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer Over Microbe Concerns
Kao USA has issued a voluntary recall of specific lots of its Jergens brand Ultra Healing Moisturizer over the possible presence of
Mar 15th, 2022
ZMWG Reports Mercury Findings in Skin Care, Raises Public Alarm
The Zero Mercury Working Group (ZMWG), comprising 110+ global public interest and NGO health organizations, recently published findings that 129 of some 271 skin brightening products it tested contain high levels of mercury. This has raised public alarm.
Mar 14th, 2022
Health Canada Recalls Bioderma Micellar Water, Brut Deo, Equate Oral Rinse
In recent months, Health Canada has recalled Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water and Equate Dry Mouth Oral Rinse due to microbial contamination. Also, Unilever's Brut Classic Aerosol Spray deodorant was recalled for potential benzene content.
Mar 8th, 2022