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Update on Titanium Dioxide in Sunscreens

Update on Titanium Dioxide in Sunscreens

Currently, the Canadian Natural Health Products Ingredients Database (NHPID) lists Titanium dioxide (TiO2) as an opacifying agent and color additive for topical use, but is NOT permitted in sunscreens for these uses. However, according to Cosmetics Alliance Canada,...

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Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations

Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations

On July 1st, 2019, the full Canadian prohibition on Microbeads in Toiletries came into effect for cosmetic products as well as natural and non-prescription products. As a result, regulatory officials may be kickstarting an enforcement program to ensure companies are...

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California Senate Passes Cosmetics Fragrance Disclosure Bill

California Senate Passes Cosmetics Fragrance Disclosure Bill

California's Senate has recently approved a bill to require cosmetic manufacturers to disclose fragrances or flavours of concern on their label. The Fragrance and Flavour Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2019 is calling for expanding the disclosure requirements to...

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Can Health Features on Devices Detect Dementia Signs?

Can Health Features on Devices Detect Dementia Signs?

Apple Inc. and pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly have joined forces to conduct research on whether dementia and signs of cognitive decline can be detected via health features on the iPhone and Apple Watch. Evidation, a health tech startup, is also involved in the...

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U.S.-China Tariff Increase Updates

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) formally published a notice in the Federal Register on May 10th of an increase in tariffs from 10% to 25% on all List 3 products being imported from China. The 10% Tariff remains in effect until June 1st for...

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Amway Launches 50 New Apps with New Digital Technology Model

Amway, an American multi-level marketing company that sells health, beauty, and home care products, has approached a new take on improving their business before outsider digital technology disrupts it. They recently teamed up with Texas-based software company, Kony,...

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