Category Archives: Cosmetic

European Parliament Votes to Ban Microplastics

By an overwhelming majority (597 to 15 votes), the European Parliament voted for a ban on microplastics by 2020. In particular, the prohibition applies to microplastic particles used in personal care and cleaning products, ostensibly to improve their cleansing properties. Mark … Continue reading

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California Approves Labeling Requirement for Cosmetics

California has enacted a law (AB 2775) that requires cosmetics manufacturers to list all ingredients on the labels of their products, including cosmetics used in manicures, hair salons, and other cosmetic and beauty salons. The law goes into effect on … Continue reading

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Hawaii Bans Sunscreens with Specific Ingredients

Hawaii has prohibited the sale of sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate. Hawaii’s Governor, David Ige, signed the corresponding law (S.B. NO. 2571) at the beginning of July. The ban goes into effect in 2021. For more information and quotes … Continue reading

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The State of New York Issues Guidelines for Cleaning Products

At the beginning of June, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) published a cleaning product disclosure policy. The policy requires manufacturers to disclose the contents of cleaning products that they want to sell in New York State … Continue reading

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Cosmetics: New Rating System Should Drive Sustainability

A U.S. non-profit organization, The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and retail companies Walmart and Target have published a rating system for the personal care industry that they developed as part of a joint project with other partners. The point system, an … Continue reading

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Cosmetics: Consumer Associations Advises Against Purchases from a U.S. Online Store

The Danish Association of Cosmetics and Detergents (SPT) has issued a warning about products from Wish.com, an online store based in the United States, and advised consumers not to purchase any cosmetics there. The reason is a study undertaken as … Continue reading

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Cosmetics: Substances That Trigger Most Allergies

The National Institute for Public Health and Environment (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu: RIVM) in the Netherlands has published its current RIVM Report on the frequency of allergic reactions to cosmetics. According to the report, isothiazolinone (21% of cases) and … Continue reading

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