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The J&J brand gave attendees of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas a sneak peek of its iPhone-attachable SkinScanner and Skin360 app, which cooperate to provide users with scores on pores, lines/wrinkles and moisture levels, which then inform skin-care regimen recommendations.
New accounts are up 156% from 2014 in FDA’s Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program, according to FDA, which has made improvements to streamline the submission process for participants and lighten the load on agency staffers. Further changes recommended by industry are currently under consideration.
A global coalition of nine cosmetics industry groups issued a joint statement refuting a United Nations Environment Program campaign that paints cosmetics’ contributions to plastic ocean debris in a less-than-favorable light.
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel will take another look at paraben safety during its June meeting, considering new studies and adding ingredients to its assessment on the preservative group. NGO Women’s Voices for the Earth suggests that the panel may still be missing several relevant studies.
While the previous session’s iteration of the Humane Cosmetics Act attracted support from nearly 40% of the House, it did not advance – a fate sponsors hope to avoid with broad bipartisan support and assurances that the bill would not hurt businesses.
A European Commission official says the long-awaited cosmetic nanomaterials inventory has been delayed due to notification inaccuracies, likely reflecting challenges associated with the "nanomaterial" definition enshrined in regulations. Nevertheless, the EC says it is nearing completion, and trade group Cosmetics Europe believes the catalogue could release this summer.