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Published July 1, 2015
In order to ensure public health, professionals in the health care field must continue to rely on over-the-counter antiseptic healthcare products, according to a leading trade association. The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) issued the following re… Read More »
Practical Protection
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published July 1, 2015
Consumers and companies alike seek milder, but effective preservation systems for personal care and household products. Read More »
"Live-Topical" Acne Treatment In Phase 2 Clinical Testing
Published June 23, 2015
What is AOBiome's B244 all about? Read More »
Published June 1, 2015
Lonzagard BKC cGMP Benzalkonium Chloride is a suitable alternative to triclosan as it satisfies the strict FDA requirements as an active for consumer health care and food professional hand soaps and sanitizers, according to its creator, Lonza. Highl… Read More »
Published June 1, 2015
Two US senators introduced legislation in April that would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to evaluate and report on some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and personal care products such as shampoo and skin cream. The Personal Care… Read More »
Published June 1, 2015
Consumer Reports, which recently tested 34 sunscreens, found that nearly a third didn’t meet the SPF claim on their labels, missing the mark by anywhere from 16% to 70%. But there’s good news in the report: many of the sunscreens Consu… Read More »
By Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd
Published June 1, 2015
Recent developments with the FDA and the Sunscreen Innovation Act (SIA) have cast a shadow on the filter approval process in the US. In case you missed it, the FDA has basically rejected the call to speed up the approvals of the Time and Extent Appli… Read More »
By Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant
Published June 1, 2015
The New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ Suppliers Day was a success, as usual.  There were approximately 400 exhibitors and more than 5,500 attendees crowding the aisles. Among the masses, were the following exhibitors pr… Read More »
"Break Up with Your Makeup"
Published May 29, 2015
Galderma Labs, National Rosacea Society launch educational campaign and contest. Read More »
Sensible Organics Recalls Lotion and Cream
Published May 21, 2015
Facial products may have mold. Read More »
Consumer Reports Rates Sunscreens
Published May 14, 2015
Finds one-third don't meet SPF label claims. Read More »
FDA Is Back on the Prowl
By Raqiyyah R. Pippins, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Published May 11, 2015
Two Warning Letters allege certain personal care products intended for dark spots, redness or wrinkles are drugs. Read More »
Published May 1, 2015
The third time is definitely not the charm. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently sent warning letters to StriVectin,  Moy-Fincher Medical Group and Skin Authority LLC. According to the letter sent to StriVectin (following a December… Read More »
Published May 1, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to share data on pesticides and toxic substances. This will allow the agencies to share information that will better inf… Read More »
Face Valued
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published May 1, 2015
Skin care formulations that promise to protect a prized possession—one’s appearance—are always in demand. Read More »
ACI Spars with FDA
Published April 30, 2015
Disputes OTC antiseptic ruling. Read More »
FDA Sends Letter to Gemdo Cosmetics
Published April 30, 2015
Inspection following contaminated eye products reveals issues, according to FDA. Read More »
Cosmetic Bill Introduced in US Senate
Published April 21, 2015
PCPC supports Personal Care Cosmetic Act; ICMAD insists it would stifle innovation. Read More »
Register Now for CSPA Mid-Year Meeting
Published April 21, 2015
Hundreds are headed for Chicago. Read More »
FDA Issues Warning Letter to Skin Authority
Published April 8, 2015
Agency cites six products after website review. Read More »
FDA Warning Letter Sent to Moy-Fincher Medical Group
Published April 2, 2015
DNA Eye Renewal claims in question. Read More »
By Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd
Published April 1, 2015
The FDA has decided to move the goal post. It has declared that to approve a new UV filter you must surpass the requirements of a New Drug Application (NDA).  The new hurdle set by the FDA is that all such ingredients must pass the stringent req… Read More »
StriVectin Hit with Warning Letter
Published March 19, 2015
FDA targets pair of products after website review. Read More »
FDA, EPA To Share Data
Published March 17, 2015
Memorandum of Understanding covers pesticides and toxic substances. Read More »
Lessons Learned from the NAD
By Raqiyyah R. Pippins
Published March 16, 2015
Before making product claims from consumer testimonials, marketers must get their facts straight. Read More »
Organizational Changes at Galderma
Published March 12, 2015
New leadership team ties into launch agenda. Read More »
It’s a CoverUp
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published March 4, 2015
A dreadful 2013 season had ripple effects in 2014. But marketers remain confident that sun care 2015 will shine brightly for several reasons. Read More »
AP&Deo Efficacy
By Barrie Drewitt and Cheryl Gizzi , Princeton Consumer Research Inc.
Published March 4, 2015
Take a closer look at how these products tackle underarm odor and perspiration and how consumers perceive their effectiveness—a perception that varies by country, according to the authors. Read More »
Other Types of Calamities
By Christine Esposito , Associate Editor
Published March 4, 2015
Over-the-counter (OTC) remedies rescue consumers from skin and health issues that are—at the time—more pressing than fine lines and wrinkles. Read More »
 The Thin Man (and Woman)
By Nancy Jeffries, Contributing Editor
Published March 2, 2015
P&G Salon Professional has just launched Nioxin Advanced Thinning range. Read More »
Published February 26, 2015
FDA Warns L
Published February 25, 2015
Food and Drug Administration targets L'Oréal for the third time in as many years over label claims. Read More »
Gilchrest & Soames Recall
Published February 13, 2015
Select products may be contaminated. Read More »
By Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd
Published February 6, 2015
Sunscreens have been in the headlines recently. We start the New Year with an act of Congress, The Sunscreen Innovation Act (SIA), which was just signed by President Obama into law in November. Its implications will be debated extensively in the futu… Read More »
Natural Alternatives for Cosmetic Preservation
By Eric Schmitt and Kathleen Norris, Active Concepts
Published February 6, 2015
Extracts, organic acids, enzymes and antimicrobial peptides all have a place in a cosmetic chemist’s toolbox, according to researchers at Active Concepts. Read More »
To Have and To Hold
By Christine Esposito , Associate Editor
Published February 6, 2015
Will hand-held devices, wearable technologies and connected apps change the way consumers tackle their beauty and grooming issues? Read More »
Warning Letter Sent To Skin Care Firm
Published February 5, 2015
FDA cites Maine firm for issues with lip balm and skin cream. Read More »
FDA Enforcement Report
Published January 8, 2015
Eye color tests positive for Bacillus cereus. Read More »
Apira Science Launches Crowdfunding Campaign at CES
Published January 7, 2015
Raising funds and seeking feedback on iDerma Facial Beautification System, now on display at electronics show. Read More »
Top Stories from 2014
Published January 6, 2015
Cleaning for a Reason hit home with Happi.com visitors in 2014. Read More »
Published December 20, 2014
Gamajet’s newest addition to their sanitary line is lightweight and powerful and features self-draining, self-flushing and self-lubricating capabilities. Designed completely with FDA-compliant materials, the Aseptic 8 is the answer to efficient… Read More »
New Foam for Women’s Rogaine
Published December 5, 2014
The latest product to counter hair loss is Women’s Rogaine 5% Minoxidil Topical Aerosol, billed as the first and only FDA-approved, once-daily use treatment for female pattern hair loss containing 5% minoxidil in an elegant foam formula. The fo… Read More »
Published December 5, 2014
Nutek Disposables, Inc. of McElhattan, PA has initiated a nationwide voluntary product recall at the retail level of all lots of baby wipes that it manufactured under the brand names Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s… Read More »
Published December 5, 2014
With passage of the Sunscreen Innovation Act (S. 2141) by the US House of Representatives, the bill has been sent to President Obama for his signature and enactment into law. This important bill reforms the current sunscreen approval process of… Read More »
The Bill Will Finally PASS, but Will The FDA?
By Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd
Published December 5, 2014
President Obama had the Sunscreen Innovation Act (SIA) on his desk before Thanksgiving week.1 Time to give thanks and celebrate. His signature has the potential to protect a needlessly at- risk population from sun damage. The Senate passed the SIA on… Read More »
By Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant
Published December 5, 2014
It is common to use antibiotics to kill bacteria both internally and externally on the human body.  But researchers say they’ve created a new category of personal cleansers. In an article in The New York Times Sunday magazine, author Juli… Read More »
Take Action
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published December 5, 2014
Today’s skin care formulas incorporate active ingredients for anti-aging, brightening benefits. Read More »
FDA Issues Warning Letter To Cell Vitals
Published December 4, 2014
Contends website is promoting products as drugs under The Cosmetic Act. Read More »
FDA OKs Valeant
Published November 25, 2014
Onexton Gel expected to launch in early 2015. Read More »
Future Trends in Injectables
By Victoria Karlinsky MD, FACS, New Look New Life Surgical Arts
Published November 24, 2014
What's essential in this rising sector? Find out here. Read More »