• 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
  • PETA Helps China Approve Animal-Free Cosmetic Test
    With some help and guidance from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)-funded scientists, China is moving one step closer to introducing its first non-animal testing method for cosmetics ingredients. ...More
    May 22, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Aloe Vera: From Standards to Science
    aloe vera_science and standards
    Aloe's benefits can only be realized if products actually contain enough active ingredients; and through proper testing, quality controls, industry standards and certifications, and science on safety and efficacy, aloe will continue to thrive as a staple in beauty products, ...More
    May 7, 2012 By Sandy Almendarez
    Posted in Articles
  • Evotec, EPA Enter Agreement to Support ToxCast™
    Evotec AG entered into a multi-year compound management agreement with the United States EPA. The contract covers a period of five years and has a total value of up to €7.7 million (approx. US$10 million). ...More
    May 7, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Humane Society Launches 'Be Cruelty-Free' Cosmetic Campaign
    The Humane Society and Humane Society International (HIS) launched a global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics—Be Cruelty-Free. ...More
    April 23, 2012
    Posted in News
  • FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Safety of Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products
    FDA issued a Draft Guidance for the industry—Safety of Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products—providing "guidance to industry and other stakeholders (e.g., academia, other regulatory groups)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
  • Nail Gels, Polish and Safety
    These last few months, the nail salon has been a place. Conversations about nail gels, nail damage and nail polish safety have been buzzing. ...More
    April 12, 2012
    Posted in Blog
  • Congress Urged to Modernize Cosmetic Laws, Strengthen FDA Authority
    On March 27, 2012, Congress, FDA, industry trade groups and more gather in Washington for a two-hour hearing debating the need for a national standard and a modernization of FDA’s regulatory authority over the personal care and cosmetic industry. ...More
    April 5, 2012 By Alissa Marrapodi
    Posted in News
  • FDA Surveys Cosmetics for Asbestos
    Between Sept. 28, 2009 to Sept. 27 2010, FDA conducted an exploratory survey of currently marketed cosmetic-grade raw material talc and some cosmetic products containing talc, as from time to time, the agency has received questions about talc's safety and whether it ...More
    March 23, 2012
    Posted in News
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