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Cosmetics & Toiletries
From California to Colorado: Three Battles Against Cosmetics
In 2004, State Assemblyperson Judy Chu (D–Monterey Park, CA) fired the first bullets at the cosmetics industry by introducing a bill in California to ban certain ingredients from all cosmetics sold in the state. Read more
The Council Responds to EWG Sunscreen Report
John Bailey, chief scientist of the Personal Care Products Council, has released a statement in response to the 2010 Environmental Working Group (EWG) Sunscreen Report.
Bailey finds the report unscientific and unsubstantiated, noting that the American Academy of Dermatology, the Skin Cancer Foundation, the Center for Disease Control, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), physicians and other health care professionals have all emphasized the safety of sunscreen use. Read more
Datamonitor Research Shows Consumer Concern Over Natural Makeup Claims
More than 30% of consumers are concerned about the credibility of natural and organic claims made by cosmetic brands despite the high demand for natural makeup, finds Datamonitor. The research from the independent business analyst reveals that this could impact on the continuing success of mineral makeup. Read more
Chemical Reaction: Cognitive Dissonance
Most products are what they claim to be and do what they claim they do—shampoos are shampoos and clean hair; lotions are lotions and moisturize skin. However, a few brand owners employ a manipulative marketing strategy called cognitive dissonance. Read more
Hot Ingredients for Summer Hair
The warmth of the sun feels relaxing and gives you the sense of rejuvenation. However, nothing can be further from the truth! We all know that in moderation sunlight is beneficial, but in truth sunlight can be extremely damaging to both the skin and hair. Read more