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In FDA’s maximal usage trial published May 6 in JAMA, oxybenzone, octocrylene, avobenzone and ecamsule all absorbed into subjects’ bloodstreams at levels that raise systemic safety questions. The active ingredients are among 12 that FDA identified in a February proposed rule as currently lacking data to support continued GRASE status.
San Francisco Department of the Environment calls for solvents in nail products – not just toluene – to be prioritized for alternative analyses under California’s Safer Consumer Products regulation. Women’s Voices for the Earth encourages the DTSC to zero in on airbrush nail paints and to take an active role in promoting green chemistry innovation in nail care overall.
Anglo-Dutch firm’s prestige business, created in recent years through acquisitions such as Hourglass, Dermalogica and Kate Sommerville, grew by double digits in the first quarter. Oral care declined, but CEO Alan Jope is optimistic about the segment’s future.
The trade association opposes the proposed Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act, which advanced out of California’s Senate Health Committee April 10, but the group’s position could change if key amendments are made to the bill. Fragrance Creators’ flexibility reflects political realities in California that could make it very difficult to defeat or delay the legislation.
The Toxic Free Cosmetics Act would make products adulterated under California law if they contain asbestos, lead or any one of a slew of intentionally added ingredients, most of them preservatives. The bill could be industry’s biggest legislative battle over the 2019-2020 period.
Women’s Voices for the Earth says Prestige Brands has “quietly reformulated” Summer’s Eve products to eliminate three colorants that should not be in feminine washes, based on FDA regulations and the realities of consumer practices and women’s anatomy. Now the NGO is considering next steps.