• Parabens Losing Their In-Crowd Status
    The move to new alternative preservative systems is gaining popularity, driven by high consumer demand for natural and organic cosmetics as well as the growing trend of formulators avoiding parabens, according to Organic Monitor's Technical Insights: Paraben-Free ...More
    May 3, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Breast Cancer and Parabens?
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    The causal relationship between parabens and breast cancer is still undetermined, but the research continues to mount. ...More
    January 23, 2012
    Posted in Blog
  • Study Finds Parabens in Breast Tissue
    English researchers reported one or more paraben esters were quantifiable in 158/160 (99 percent) breast tissue samples and in 96/160 (60 percent) all five parabens were measured. ...More
    January 17, 2012
    Posted in News
  • EU Drafting Paraben-Ban Proposal
    According to Cosmetics Business, the European Commission is planning a proposal to ban the use of five parabens in cosmetics: isopropyl, isobutyl, pentyl, phenyl and benzyl esters of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid and their salts in cosmetics. ...More
    December 22, 2011
    Posted in News
  • L’Oréal Removing All Endocrine Disruptors from its Products
    As a result of its sustainable developmental efforts and its consciousness of increasing concerns regarding the potential of some substances to disrupt hormone balance, L’Oréal made this a focal point of its research efforts and is therefore seeking to remove all endocrine ...More
    November 14, 2011
    Posted in News
  • Study: BPA, Parabens Linked to Breast Cancer
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    Researchers at the California Pacific Medical Center said their observations warranted the need to reinforce the concern bisphenol-A (BPA) and methylparaben (MP), at low concentrations detected in humans, can have adverse health consequences, suggesting an increased risk of ...More
    September 16, 2011
    Posted in News
  • Pocket Full of Sunshine
    As summer winds down and my weekend escapes on the LIRR to Long Beach are becoming numbered, I keep thinking of sun care—from sun block to sun spots—expiration dates and frizzy hair. What do all three of these have in common? Nothing, except sunburn, spoiled cosmetics and ...More
    August 19, 2011
    Posted in Blog
  • Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Expands to Asia
    Organic Monitor is launching its first Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. Taking place in Hong Kong Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2011, the summit aims to help establish natural and organic beauty products in the region. ...More
    July 13, 2011
    Posted in News
  • Are the French Banning Parabens?
    According to, on May 4, 2011, the French National Assembly adopted a bill proposed by the French group Nouveau Centre that will ban three groups of chemicals with alleged endocrine disrupting properties, including phthalates, parabens and alkylphenols. ...More
    July 6, 2011
    Posted in News
  • A New Era of Lip Care: Choosing the Right Formulation
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    Why do lips get dry? Mark Patterson, CEO of EcoLips, has the answer. He explores the key ingredients used in today’s modern lip balm as well as an overview some of the newer ingredient categories on the market. ...More
    June 23, 2011
    Posted in Articles
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