Examine all available evidence before making decisions on sunscreen ingredient bans.

International – Examine all available evidence before making decisions on sunscreen ingredient bans.

Coral bleaching is a worldwide problem and more needs to be done to determine causes and potential solutions. A myopic focus on sunscreen ingredients...
Should we be worried that the chemicals from sunscreen can get into our blood?

USA – Should we be worried that the chemicals from sunscreen can get into...

Question  What is the maximum plasma concentration of active ingredients of various types of sunscreen formulations under maximal use conditions? Findings  In this randomized clinical trial that...
Chinese cosmetics regulation: how does it work?

China – Chinese cosmetics regulation: how does it work?

In this Editor’s Spotlight, we get an expert overview on thee Chinese cosmetics market regulations: which organisations regulate the market, and what do they...
VCRP Monthly Status Report

USA – VCRP Monthly Status Report

Because the law does not require cosmetic firms to register their establishments or file their product formulations with FDA, participation in this program is...
Tracking the sunscreen crackdown

USA – Tracking the sunscreen crackdown

Concerns about the environmental and health damage caused by sunscreen chemicals has started to translate into regulatory action around the world, with the US...
The impact of airborne pollution on skin

International – The impact of airborne pollution on skin

Abstract Indoor and outdoor airborne pollutants modify our environment and represent a growing threat to human health worldwide. Airborne pollution effects on respiratory and cardiac...
VCRP Monthly Status Report

USA – FDA issues final rule on safety and effectiveness of consumer hand sanitizers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final rule designed to help ensure that hand sanitizers available over-the-counter (OTC) are safe and effective for...
Animal testing ban still ‘unlikely’ even as China greenlights alternative processes for cosmetic ingredients

China – Animal testing ban still ‘unlikely’ even as China greenlights alternative processes for...

China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved two animal-free cosmetic testing methods but it is still a long way from banning animal tests...
The impact of airborne pollution on skin

USA – Time for a makeover-cosmetics regulation in the United States.

INTRODUCTION: Cosmetics and personal care products are ubiquitous. Consumer pressure arising from recent episodes of products found to be unsafe has led to new policy...
VCRP Monthly Status Report

USA – VCRP Monthly Status Report

Because the law does not require cosmetic firms to register their establishments or file their product formulations with FDA, participation in this program is...

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