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P&G recalls hair care sprays over benzene scare

A recall of certain aerosol dry conditioner and shampoo spray products has been issued at the consumer level

The Body Shop speaks out vs Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

Natura & Co-owned cosmetic company defends fellow activists against ‘concerning’ pipeline legislation in the UK

PFAS crackdown: ECHA supports Germany restrictions on PFHxA

The short-chain PFAS sub-group is increasingly replacing long-chain PFAS in industry, says the EU agency

The big 23: Which ingredients are facing EU bans?

23 new cosmetic ingredients will be prohibited in the EU as of March 2022, as Francesca Santacatterina and Katerina Georgousaki write

Australian beauty retailer Mecca triumphs in make-up war with Hourglass Cosmetics

Supreme Court ruled that US-based cosmetics brand had breached its contract with Jo Horgan’s beauty business

Cosmetics clinic Sk:n takes stance on stricter regulations for beauty treatments

The group has entered a union with the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners to accelerate standards

How does pH impact skin health?

Skin pH differs with factors including body site, age and skin colour, and a too alkaline pH can trigger dermal issues. Equally, having a healthy,...

Inaugural Cosmetics Business Live attracts 1,600 attendees

The personal care and beauty community turned up for 30 hours of content across five days

Cosmetic surgery adverts will be banned for under 18s in 2022

UK watchdogs have ruled that young people should be protected from ads due to their vulnerability to body image pressures

French regulators seize ‘dangerous’ cosmetics from beauty market

Banned ingredients were found in multiple products, while incorrectly labelled nano-materials were also discovered

Contamination: How safe is your manufacturing environment?

With turnaround times for cosmetics tighter than ever, there is no room for error when it comes to microbial contamination. In this article, Charle...

Revealed: The full agenda for Cosmetics Business Live

The week-long event will provide a 360° view of the current state of the cosmetics and personal care industry

P&G discovers cancer-causing benzene in 18 consumer products

Beauty international has recalled all of the affected Old Spice and Secret skus

Current concepts in claim testing

Cutest’s Stewart Long, Immediate Past President of the UK Society of Cosmetic Scientists and Steering Committee member for the 32nd IFSCC 2022 Cong...

Are consumers at risk from therapists with ‘quicky’ pandemic qualifications?

With redundancies encouraging people to retrain, beauty industry body BABTAC is predicting a rise in dangerous beauty short courses

A persistent problem: Why PFAS are public enemy number one

Awareness of forever chemicals used in consumer products, including cosmetics, is growing – but why are such materials so often going unlabelled?