Monthly archives for November, 2016

Final Assessment of Triclosan

On Friday November 25th 2016, Environment Canada`s Chemical Management Plan (CMP) released its final assessment of triclosan.  Triclosan is a chemical ingredient used as a preservative in cosmetics and as ...

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FTC Cracks Down on Homeopathic Drug Claims

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on November 15th that OTC homeopathic drug claims will be held to the same standard as other products making comparable claims.  The FTC ...

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Update to Quebec Signage Laws

On November 3rd, the Quebec government announced that on November 24th of this year new changes will be applied to the Quebec signage laws.  Quebec businesses are now required to ...

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Fake-Up: The Dangers of Counterfeit Cosmetics

Counterfeit products are a booming business worldwide; handbags, fashion, sunglasses, and even cosmetics are being faked and mass produced.  These counterfeit cosmetic products can range from perfume to skincare products, ...

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Proposed Microbeads in Toiletries Regulation

A new proposal from Environment Canada aims to prohibit the manufacturing, importing, and sale of personal care products containing microbeads in Canada.  The proposal includes exfoliating or cleansing products like ...

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Personalized Cosmetics Part I: Lipstick

Customizable makeup appears to be the next trend in cosmetics.  A “one-size-fits-all” approach to cosmetics is no longer enough for some consumers.  In such a competitive market some companies have ...

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