Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 Could Put an End to Harmful Ingredients

The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act of 1938 set guidelines for the FDA and provided limited authority to regulate U.S. cosmetics, resulting in a largely unregulated industry. After 73 years, congress has finally decided to update federal cosmetics laws with the introduction of the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011. On June 24, 2001, Rep. Jan […]

FDA Announces New Rules for Sunscreen

After 33 years of consideration, the FDA has issued new guidelines for sunscreen labeling which have been designed to give consumers more information to help reduce the risk of skin cancer and early aging. The regulations will aim to prevent companies from making false promises about the levels of protection they provide. The new rules […]

Is Your Sunscreen Safe?

After thirty-two years the FDA has yet to issue its final regulations on sunscreens. All the while consumers are unaware of the potential threats that loom in their “protective” creams and lotions. Yes, sunscreens do prevent sunburns, but beyond that there is surprisingly little evidence to support its safety and efficacy. In 2007 the FDA […]

FDA Sends Strong Signal to Cosmetic Executives

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is intent on using its authority to bring criminal charges against corporate executives at companies that seem to be flouting the FDA’s rules. Over the past thirty years the FDA has done little to prosecute companies breaking their rules. In light of recent high-profile recalls, product safety lapses are […]