Markwins Recalls Lip Gloss Product

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of about 75,000 Markwins lip gloss keychains. The reason for the recall is due to a metal clasp attached to the keychain contains high levels of lead. Lead can cause adverse health effects if ingested by young children. The lip products are being recalled have […]

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Pharmaceutical Giant Sees Opportunity in Beauty Industry

A drug that Allergen Pharmaceutical sells to people with certain types of glaucoma and ocular hypertension has shown some very unusual side effects. The drug contains an ingredient called “bimatoprost” that unexpectedly and quite effectively stimulates the growth of eyelashes. Allergan has decided to introduce a bimatoprost containing product called “Latisse” targeted to consumers who

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Notable Quotes

On cosmetics: “I think it’s incorrect to say we are self-regulated. The FDA sets out standards for how our products can be put together.” John Hurson, Personal Care Products Council. Source: The Rose Sheet

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CTTFA Exploring Siloxane Question

The Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA) held a meeting with the Environment Canada scientists responsible for drafting the reports pertaining to three cyclic siloxanes (D4/D5/D6). These three are cosmetic ingredients used widely in many common products used around the world, including shampoos, hair conditioners and skin products. The goal of the CCTFA meeting

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The FDA Globalization Act of 2008

The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce is proposing legislation entitled “The FDA Globalization Act of 2008.” The legislation intent is to stimulate discussion about ways to provide adequate funding for the FDA and contains several provisions that are sure to impact the cosmetics industry. The most important changes related to cosmetics would be:

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REACH Update

REACH legislation is evolving all the time, as is its effect on our industry. Big changes will be coming over the next few years, so make sure to keep up to date. REACH applies to all chemicals that are marketed or manufactured in the European Union, with few exceptions. Cosmetics, beauty and personal care products

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Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association (CTFA) changes its name to “Personal Care Products Council” (PCPC)

The PCPC (previously CTFA) is a beauty, cosmetic and personal care of association comprised of more than 600 member companies. They changed their name in November, 2007, but this organization continues to focus on providing easy to understand, science-based information for consumers, scientists, manufacturers and the media. More info:

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