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Teacher reveals the ingredients of normal foods to de-bunk the myth of “chemical-free living”

Does this high school chemistry teacher and his students know something about “chemicals” that fear-based activist groups don’t know? Of course not. These groups know they are INTENTIONALLY distorted the facts and to pretend that chemicals are dangerous. The facts revealed by these posters show that EVERYTHING is made from chemicals, except light and electricity. […]

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Fear-Based Activist Groups Propose Faulty Cosmetic Regulations

Fear-Based Activist Groups Propose Faulty Cosmetic Regulations Once again, the so-called “Safe Cosmetics Act” has been introduced by fear-based activist groups that don’t understand the industry or the issues. Each year, this bill is reintroduced in a slightly different form and each year their proposals are seriously flawed. This latest proposal inadvertently requires “more” animal

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Beiersdorf Rapped Over Misleading Ad

Cosmetic and personal care marketers must be more vigilant to avoid misleading or exaggerated claims. Marketing is supposed to be the “Truth Well Told”, yet many marketers seem to think they have a license to freely exaggerate and even deceive consumers. Even large companies are coming under the microscope to have their product claims challenged.

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October Two-Day EU Cosmetic Safety Assessment Seminar Cosmetic Safety Assessments in accordance to European Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 Legal Background and Practical Approach

This is the first seminar of this type that I’m aware of being held in the US and it promises to be important for anyone interested in learning HOW to prepare EU cosmetic product safety reports (CPSR) and Product Information Files (PIF). I hope you are able to take advantage of this great opportunity!

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New Sunscreen Monograph for Canada

Health Canada recently announced the release of the final Sunburn Protectants Monograph, dated July 7, 2013 Version 2.0. The document is titled “Sunscreen Monograph” to reflect the common term used by Canadian’s to describe this category of products. This monograph replaces the existing Sunburn Protectants Monograph of October 12, 2006. It identifies permitted medicinal/non-medicinal ingredients,

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Continued Progress Made by International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR)

The ICCR is an international group of regulatory authorities for cosmetics from Canada, the European Union, the United States, and Japan.  The goal of this multilateral framework is to maintain the highest level of global consumer protection, while minimizing barriers to international trade. During the ICCR seventh annual meeting (July 8-10) in Tokyo, Japan to

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Federal Trade Commission (FTC) revised “Green Guides”

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently revised their “Green Guides.” This important document will help marketers avoid inadvertently making misleading labeling claims about environmental topics such as; “Non-Toxic”, “Free of ___”, “Ozone-Friendly” “Biodegradable”, “Recyclable”, etc. The FTC states, “These guides set forth the Federal Trade Commission’s current views about environmental claims. The guides help

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Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) update on “lead in lipstick” controversy

A recent article by the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) provides a factual update on the on-going lead in lipstick controversy. This ridiculous scare story is being propagated by fear-based advocacy groups who use it as a fund raising tool; a “Donate Here” link accompanies EVERY e-mail. These groups send out wave after wave of

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