NSF GRMA Joint Committee for Cosmetics Looking for Members

NSF is seeking experts to serve on the GRMA Joint Committee for Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics.  Specifically, members from industry (cosmetic manufacturers) and public health (academia, government, public health officials, doctors) are still needed before the Joint Committee may be officially formed.  Members provide technical guidance, review and vote on revisions to draft/proposed NSF/ANSI standards, […]

“Personal Care Products Safety Act” S. 1014: Proposed Legislation that will Have a Huge Impact on the Cosmetics Industry if Enacted

On April 20, 2015, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the Personal Care Products Safety Act (S. 1014).  This post provides a summary of keys sections of the proposed bill with a comparison to existing law. According to the press release issued by Senator Feinstein’s office, the S. 1014 has the support of […]

Join Us Via Webinar next week for Looking Good in The Eyes of the Law: 2015 Cosmetics Compliance Seminar

In person registration is closed, but in response to industry demand, we are making the conference available via webinar.  So sign up today to join us next Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, 2015, at Looking Good in the Eyes of the Law: 2015 Cosmetics Compliance Seminar.  This is a not to miss informative and interactive seminar specifically designed […]

Are You Ready? It’s Time to Comply with the California Air Resources Board’s New Reporting Requirements

  Are you ready?  It is time to comply with the California Air Resources Board’s (“CARB”) new reporting requirements– The 2013 Consumer & Commercial Products Survey.  All companies selling “chemically formulated consumer and commercial products in or into California MUST report their 2013 sales and formulation data.

Campaigns for Safer Cosmetics — A Glance at EU and U.S. Laws

Over the coming months, I will present elements of the new EU Regulation 1223/2009 (Cosmetics Regulation) with a discussion of differences between the U.S. and E.U. rules.   This first installment pertains to prohibited substances and provides a glance at some recently enacted or pending legislation pertaining to chemicals.