Category Archives: Cosmetic

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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ASEAN Cosmetics Committee Bans Four Fragrances

The ASEAN Cosmetics Committee (ACC) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has prohibited the use of four fragrances in cosmetics. The prohibition applies to new cosmetics products as of August 23, 2019 and to those already on the … Continue reading

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Sweden and Scotland Ban Microbeads

Sweden has forbidden the sale of toothpastes, hair shampoos, hair conditioners, body peelings, and shower gels (rinse-off cosmetics), that contain microbeads. The prohibition takes effect on July 1, 2018. Dealers who obtain such products before that date may continue to … Continue reading

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