Category Archives: Cosmetic

Talcum Power: U.S. Court Finds Against Johnson & Johnson

A U.S. court has found in favor of a 62-year-old woman from Virginia and ordered the Johnson & Johnson company to pay $US110 million. A supplier, Imerys Talc North America, must also pay a fine of $104,000. The woman sued … Continue reading

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EU Publishes Checklists on Cosmetic Ingredients

The EU Commission has published checklists for companies that want to market cosmetics and that must supply information to the EU before doing so, as part of the notification process. The lists help companies and managers of the safety inspection … Continue reading

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RAPEX: More Recalls for Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

The number of recalls for cosmetics, personal care, and household products (CPCH) grew by two-thirds in 2016, in comparison to 2015. That’s the finding published in the RAPEX Recall Report 2016 of SGS, the international inspection company. The company also … Continue reading

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EU Ecolabel: New Criteria for Cleaning Products

Companies that want to use the EU Ecolabel on their products will have to deal with new criteria as of June. That’s the decision made by the European Union Ecolabelling Board (EUEB) at its meeting in March. In June of … Continue reading

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EU Bans Allergenic Fragrances

At their meeting in mid-March, the members of the Standing Committee on Cosmetics Products approved a total ban of three allergenic fragrances: Atranol, chloratranol, and H3 and 4-(4-hydroxy-4-methylpentyl) cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde (HICC). The move supplements Annex II and III of EU- Regulation … Continue reading

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Titanium Dioxide in the Crosshairs Again

Scientists at the French Agricultural Research Institute (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique: INRA) found that titanium dioxide (E171) can cause colorectal cancer when used as a food additive. The scientists evaluated tests taken when the animals were given food … Continue reading

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Switzerland Prohibits Cosmetics Tested on Animals

The Swiss senate has approved a law that forbids cosmetics manufacturers from marketing products whose ingredients were tested on animals. The approval aligns Swiss law with similar regulations in the EU. According to the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary … Continue reading

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