• PCPC vs. EWG: The Sunscreen Battle
    Scytonemin_An Allergy-Free Sunscreen
    As of late, vitamin A, or more specifically, retinyl palmitate, and other sunscreen ingredients have come under fire from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), who, in its 6th Annual Summer 2012 Guide to Sunscreen Dos and Don’ts, says, “Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) causes ...More
    June 19, 2012
    Posted in Blog
  • Congressman Edward J. Markey asks FDA to Stop Use of Lindane in Kid's Hair Care Products
    On May 31, 2012, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, called on FDA to halt the use of the insecticide lindane—mainly used in child pharmaceutical treatments for head lice and scabies—as research supports its toxicity ...More
    June 18, 2012
    Posted in News
  • The Beauty Co. Hosts Beauty Product Claims, Testimonials Webinar
    The Beauty Company (TBC) is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, July 11 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. EST—Beauty Product Claims, Testimonials and Before & After Images – Stand Out, But Stay Legal. ...More
    June 14, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Need some GMP Guidance? Check out NPA's Seminar
    You want to know what the most common areas of GMP (good manufacturing practice) non-compliance are? Check out NPA's GMP seminar to find out more. ...More
    June 12, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Response to FDA’s Decision to Delay Sunscreen Standards
    sun care slide show
    Sunscreen seems to not only be on Washington’s mind, but industry and research academies’, too. In late May, a group of U.S. Senators, headed up by Jack Reed (D-RI), asked FDA to reverse its decision to delay new sunscreen standards, and enact new standards that will go ...More
    June 4, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Coping with COPA: CA's Strict Standards for Labeling Cosmetics "Organic"
    Consistent with one CEO’s statement—“California is the most difficult state to deal with on all fronts"—California took the idea of regulating the term organic one step further by enacting the California Organic Products Act of 2003 (COPA). ...More
    May 9, 2012
    Posted in Blog
  • FDA's Draft Guidance on Nanomaterials in Cosmetics
    In late April, FDA issued a draft guidance document—Draft Guidance for Industry: Safety of Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products. Although FDA has not adopted a formal definition of “nanotechnology," it references the common definition of “the intentional manipulation, ...More
    April 30, 2012
    Posted in Blog
  • FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Safety of Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products
    FDA issued a Draft Guidance for the industry—Safety of Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products—providing "guidance to industry and other stakeholders (e.g., academia, other regulatory groups) on FDA's current thinking on the safety assessment of nanomaterials in cosmetic ...More
    April 20, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Cosmetic Industry Supporting Modernization of Federal Oversight
    New proposed legislation introduced by Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ)—the Cosmetic Safety Amendments Act of 2012, H.R. 4395, a move to modernize federal oversight of cosmetics and personal care products—is receiving major support from the cosmetic industry, including the ...More
    April 19, 2012
    Posted in News
  • VIRGO Launches SupplySide Regulatory Compliance Program
    VIRGO launched the SupplySide Regulatory Compliance Program encompassing education, monitoring and enforcement around inappropriate claims and ingredients, and working with the Natural Products Foundation and industry members in the effort. ...More
    April 16, 2012
    Posted in News
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