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Fourteen cosmetic ingredients are up for first looks by the CIR panel in 2018. Also at its June meeting, the group issued two final ingredient reports and five tentative reports, as well as two insufficient data announcements, and tabled its parabens re-review in order to solicit outside expertise on new DART data.
CIR's experts tabled their re-review of parabens safety earlier this month in light of new animal research indicating developmental/reproductive effects in the offspring of rats that were orally administered relatively low butylparaben doses. The panel also issued an insufficient data announcement for preservative polyaminopropyl biguanide.
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The New Jersey congressman has taken a renewed interest in cosmetics safety issues of late, now requesting information from tween-focused retailer Justice about its ingredient sourcing and safety assurance practices, following a report linking one of its makeup products to asbestos contamination. The controversy could fuel the cosmetics reform conversation Pallone is working to kindle in Congress.
Aug. 24 is the deadline to submit early-stage preservative technologies for personal-care and household products to the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council’s Preservative Challenge, backed by a fleet of industry sponsors, including major chemical suppliers. GC3 says over 160 innovators have registered in the competition portal, with 15 submissions thus far and "a flurry of activity" expected in the final week.
Summer’s Eve helped drive the firm’s net sales up 3% to $257m in Prestige Brand’s latest quarter, but it also drove analysts’ questions on whether the brand will sustain growth despite health care advocates’ concerns about potential harmful effects from some ingredients common in feminine wipe products.
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