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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Australia finally bans animal testing for cosmetics

Australia has become the latest country to ban animal testing for cosmetics after the Australian government passed a bill that will prohibit the practice in the country, more than 20 years after the practice was banned in the UK. The

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Henkel has recalled some of its EU vegan product range NAE due to the presence of microorganisms

Henkel has recalled some of its vegan product range NAE due to the presence of microorganisms in the formulations. The products are on the market in France, Finland, Denmark and Sweden. Henkel has detected the presence of microorganisms above the

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Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in talc cancer case

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.7bn (£3.6bn) in damages to 22 women who alleged that its talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. A jury in the US state of Missouri initially awarded $550m in compensation

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Neutrogena slammed for creating an ‘excessive earth killing’ product

Neutrogena has been criticised on social media for launching an “environmentally damaging” product. According to the Johnson & Johnson-owned brand, the US$7.99 individually wrapped make-up remover wipes are “perfect for travel, work, or the gym” and “instantly refresh skin on

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The ASA has banned ads from Clearasil, Dermalogica, Feelunique and Johnson & Johnson promoting acne skin care ranges

UK advertising watchdog clamps down on acne claims British watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a string of skin care adverts claiming to target acne. Clearasil, Dermalogica, Feelunique and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) were all ordered to remove

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