Breaking News

The Council Challenges Sunscreen Guide

July 2, 2014

The Environmental Working Group has updated its annual guide on sun care products, and the Personal Care Product Council is taking the group to task about “false and misleading statements about sunscreen products and their ingredients.” 

“This year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released its annual sunscreen report along with a sun safety campaign. While there are several points in the campaign that we agree with—mainly, ‘[o]ur hope is that sun protection will become as much of a habit as putting on your seatbelt,’ we are disappointed that, despite the extensive and growing body of credible science demonstrating the safety, efficacy and health benefits of sunscreens, EWG continues to make false and misleading statements about sunscreen products and their ingredients,” said Farah Ahmed, chair of the Sunscreen Committee at The Council in a statement. “Once again, EWG does not use formal, expert scientific evaluation in its report, and the report is not peer-reviewed. These confusing, unsubstantiated claims could actually discourage people from using sunscreen, putting themselves and their children at risk.”

According to Ahmed, “the EWG campaign raises false concerns about the safety of sunscreen sprays and powders. In its proposed rule, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) simply requested further information on the unique spray dosage form and proposed a few labeling changes. The Council and its member companies submitted significant data to address the Agency’s request. Scientists and dermatologists have expressed their support of sprays and powders and their desire to allow consumers access to these products. Until FDA makes its final decision, these sprays and powders can remain on the market and provide consumers with additional sunscreen choices.

 The Council also takes issue with EWG’s spin on moisturizers with SPF, high SPFs and key ingredients in the category.
  • Fit for Fitness

    Fit for Fitness

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||February 21, 2017
    Kinx Active is a new brand targeting women who want beauty products that can stand up to their fitness routines.

  • Cargo Says Aloha To Spring/Summer

    Cargo Says Aloha To Spring/Summer

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||February 13, 2017
    Cargo Cosmetics has rolled out its new Spring/Summer collection with Hawiianan singer Anuhea.

  • Cashing In on Coconuts

    Cashing In on Coconuts

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor||February 6, 2017
    Organic to Green is making waves for its new oils and eco-friendly packaging.

  • Trade Association Directory 2017

    February 2, 2017
    Contact details of trade associations that serve various segments of our industry and are mentioned frequently in Happi.

  • What the Halal  Is Going On?

    What the Halal Is Going On?

    Imogen Matthews , In-Cosmetics||February 2, 2017
    Demand for these beauty products is surging thanks to a fastgrowing Muslim population.

  • Relief for Sensitive Scalps

    Relief for Sensitive Scalps

    Guadalupe Pellon and Annette Mehling , BASF||February 2, 2017
    BASF researchers detail the attributes of the company’s highly effective hair care system focusing on scalp sensitivity.