Blog Archives

New UK Cosmetic Portal (OPSS) up and running today

Submit cosmetic product notifications Create an account or sign in to the OPSS if you have used this service before Notify the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) about cosmetic products available to consumers in Great Britain (GB). What

Posted in Regulatory

COVID-19 Update

I want to reassure you that Oxford Biosciences remains operational, with our business continuing to support all our clients. We are continuing to certify vital hand sanitiser and cleansing products for our clients in the UK, and throughout the world.

Posted in Regulatory

Status of COVID-19

From our government’s website: High consequence infectious diseases (HCID) Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England. As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID)

Posted in Regulatory

J&J ordered to pay US$750M in punitive damages over talc

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a New Jersey jury to pay an additional US$750 million in punitive damages to a group of former Baby Powder users who had already been awarded US$37.2 million as compensation for cancers they blamed

Posted in Regulatory

Coronavirus hit to beauty sector will be worse than SARS

Estee Lauder and L’Oreal lower profit outlook Cosmetics companies Estee Lauder and L’Oreal said they’ve taken financial hits because of the outbreak. Estee Lauder lowered its profit outlook fiscal 2020 from between $5.85 and $5.93 per share to between $5.60 and $5.70 per share,

Posted in Skincare business

Lyral® banned this month

Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde (HICC) – Lyral® fragrance ingredient banned 23 August 2019. INCI: 3- and 4-(4-Hydroxy-4-methylpentyl) cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde CAS: 31906-04-4 / 51414-25-6 Also: HICC – Lyral – Hydroxymethylpentylcyclohexenecarboxaldehyde – Kovanol – Mugonal – Landolal From August 23, 2019, only cosmetic products

Tagged with:
Posted in Ingredients, Regulatory

Common hair dye 2-Chloro-p-phenylenediamine, its sulphate and dihydrochloride salts banned

The chemical 2-Chloro-p-Phenylenediamine will be prohibited in the EU, along with its sulphate and dihydrochloride salts, in all hair, eyebrow and eyelash dye products, as of 22 November this year. The chemical has now been added to the list of

Posted in Ingredients, Regulatory

EU finds teeth whitening product ingredients ‘non-compliant’

The regulatory study found some products contained carcinogens and toxic ingredients. Nearly 300 samples of tooth whitening products have been found to be non-compliant with European Union cosmetic regulations. The tooth whiteners and whitening strips were assessed in a Market

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Ingredients, Regulatory

Advertising watchdog rules Candy Coat’s website ‘misrepresented’

The professional nail care and subscription box brand argued its reviews were genuine. Nail polish brand Candy Coat has lost an ASA ruling after its self-appointed ‘five star’ rating could not be substantiated. The British regulator found that the brand

Posted in Advertising claims, Regulatory

Carcinogen asbestos found in Claire’s cosmetics

US regulators, the FDA, have warned people not to use certain makeup products from Claire’s after samples tested positive for cancer-causing asbestos. The US regulator conducted the tests after learning of reports of asbestos in products sold by retailers Claire’s and

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Regulatory