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Japan Approves Preservative

February 14, 2006

l JAPAN: Arch Personal Care Products, L.P. has announced that polyaminopropyl biguanide, the active ingredient in Cosmocil CQ, has been approved by the Japanese Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau and added to its positive list of preservatives. The Japanese approval covers all categories of cosmetic products (leave-on, rinse-off and mucous contact) at a maximum dosage of 0.1% (1000 ppm) active or 0.5% of Cosmocil CQ. Outside of Japan, current users of Cosmocil CQ may continue to use the product at the conventional 1.5% level.

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