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Informative articles for both Consumers and Formulators, answering questions about natural based and conventional skin care products. Because some things you just need to know.
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Essential Oils Could Be The New Antibiotics

Essential Oils Could Be The New Antibiotics | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria may be one of the most daunting medical challenges of the century.
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This Is the Most Disturbing Skin Care Fad Yet

This Is the Most Disturbing Skin Care Fad Yet | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
Working in the beauty business, we have heard (and tried) some pretty out-there skin care remedies. There was the phase when we thought placenta could cure wrinkles, then snail slime had its moment as a star ingredient, and we've tried to forget about
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On one hand, you'd know where it came from. On the other hand...Ewww!

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Can a worsened skin appearance be put down to stress?

Can a worsened skin appearance be put down to stress? | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
It has long been thought that breaking out in a bout of spots or pimples is the result of stress and this may be true, particularly if there is an underlying inflammatory skin condition.
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Research questions health risk associated with lipids in cosmetics

Research questions health risk associated with lipids in cosmetics | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
Scientists at York University, Toronto, Canada, have released research pointing to potential health risks associated with prenatal brain development.
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How about stop blaming cosmetics for EVERYTHING and looking at what the mothers (and fathers) are eating, drinking, smoking and let's get serious here, partying with BEFORE they get pregnant. Some damage is already done and can't be undone.

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Jojoba supplier comes up with natural alternative to PE microbeads

Jojoba supplier comes up with natural alternative to PE microbeads | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
Arizona-based Desert Whale Jojoba Company says it has come up with a biodegradable alternative to polyethylene microbeads in the form of a jojoba-based formulation.
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These have been available for several years. The problem is the Jojoba supply to consistantly make them.

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Green Ingredients in Beauty Spur Technical Challenges | SkinInc.com

Green Ingredients in Beauty Spur Technical Challenges | SkinInc.com | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
According to Organic Monitor, the growing array of green actives is spurring innovation in the beauty and cosmetics industry, and the organization is finding that novel green ingredients also are bringing fresh technical challenges with them.
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The stability and preservation issue is going to be the hardest and highest hurdle because the natural/organic ingredients used means more spoilage. And I keep noticing the utter lack of this being addressed by many who SHOULD know better, but choose to ignore it.

 

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Article for girls about new sustainable cosmetics

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FDA invites comment over cosmetics labeling

FDA invites comment over cosmetics labeling | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
The FDA is looking for industry comment on its cosmetics labeling regulations, specifically in regard to its proposed extension of the current information collect request (ICR) in place at the moment, Chemical Watch reports.
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We ALREADY do this.  So what's the REAL agenda here?

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Block animal testing: California Senate urges U.S. to join ban

Block animal testing: California Senate urges U.S. to join ban | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
In another step forward in the campaign to end animal testing in cosmetics, California's Senate approved a measure by State Senator Marty Block urging the country to follow in other region’s footsteps and implement a ban.
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Great idea, as long as the "other means" are accurate enough.

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NSF’s ‘cosmetics and personal care program’ expands with partnership

NSF’s ‘cosmetics and personal care program’ expands with partnership | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
NSF international, a global public health organization, has announced an extension to its recently launched ‘cosmetics and personal care program’, via a partnering up with industry expert and consultant, David C. Steinberg.
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Excellent choice. A sane, rational and chemically trained and experienced person to guide the issue of preservative use in Natural Cosmetics. Because whether one like it or not, most cosmetics need preservatives, even some all oil based ones.

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Humane Cosmetics Act Bill Introduced in Congress | GCIMagazine.com

The Humane Cosmetics Act, introduced by Congressman Jim Moran, would make it unlawful for anyone to conduct or commission cosmetic animal testing in the U.S. and prohibit selling, offering for sale or transporting any cosmetics in interstate commerce if the final product or any component was developed or manufactured using animal testing.
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So, is there a date limit? Just some more vague crap being shoved on cosmetics instead of taking care of other more seriously  pressing problems.

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FDA 'profoundly disappointed' in cosmetic industry proposals

FDA 'profoundly disappointed' in cosmetic industry proposals | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
Legislation proposed by two cosmetic industry associations has been rejected by the FDA, due to what the Administration claims has been 'bad faith negotiations'.
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What, the FDA can't understand the problem with allowing 50 different states and the territories to make their own bad science "cosmetic ingredients" laws? Just look at what's happening in California with a host of new animal husbandry laws and the impact on farmers from other states.

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ICMAD, PBA Respond to Letter from the FDA Regarding Cosmetics Regulation | GCIMagazine.com

According to ICMAD and the PBA, “We are disappointed with the FDA’s letter stating that they have precipitously decided to discontinue negotiations with the cosmetics industry regarding legislation to modernize national cosmetic legislation.
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Botanica Basics's insight: And the rebuttal. Thank you ICMAD and PBA. This farce from the FDA and NGOs has gone on long enough.  
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20 fascinating facts about our sense of smell

20 fascinating facts about our sense of smell | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
Why is our sense of smell such a vital part of our lives – and how has it influenced science, art, culture and history?
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Here's What Your Skin Really Reveals About Your Health

Here's What Your Skin Really Reveals About Your Health | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
Read this before you disregard that mole
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Brands agree to pull titanium dioxide amid calls for ‘more study’

Brands agree to pull titanium dioxide amid calls for ‘more study’ | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
Five leading skin care brands have agreed to re-label or remove titanium dioxide (TiO2) from those products which contain it, as part of efforts to settle a recent lawsuit in California.
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TiO2 is a great mineral sunscreen. Problems for the small #handcrafted mineral make up brands?

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Preservation Society

Preservation Society | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
The war on preservatives continues…until the next outbreak of contaminated products affects consumers, anyway. Read on to find out how the industry is fighting back.
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Wish there could be reporting on upticks of skin infections that could be accurately traced to improper preservation.  Wishful thinking?

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Microbead replacements may not be as easy as first thought

Microbead replacements may not be as easy as first thought | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
With certain US states having recently proposed a ban on microbeads and personal care giants pledging to favor natural alternatives, a closer look at the feasibility of the shift could take a lot longer than expected. 
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Colgate-Palmolive & Lush agree to pull cocamide DEA following lawsuit

Colgate-Palmolive & Lush agree to pull cocamide DEA following lawsuit | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
Colgate–Palmolive & Lush join two dozen cosmetics manufacturers and retailers to stop the use of the chemical cocamide DEA from shampoos and other personal care products.
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PCPC backs plan to phase out plastic micro beads from cosmetics

PCPC backs plan to phase out plastic micro beads from cosmetics | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
An Illinois bill recently announced to phase out the use of plastic micro beads in cosmetics due to the detrimental effect they have on the environment has been supported by the Personal Care Product Council.
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Study finds nanoparticles may damage DNA

Study finds nanoparticles may damage DNA | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
While previously studies have found nanoparticles have the potential to be toxic for cells, a new study by MIT and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has now found they may also pose risks for DNA. 
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Sunscreen Innovation Act Introduced in Congress

Sunscreen Innovation Act Introduced in Congress | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
Bipartisan H.R. 4250 aimed at sunscreen ingredients review.
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The US should not be behind when it comes to effective sunscreen option.

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Walmart U.S., Sam's Club Set Full Ingredient Disclosure Goals | GCIMagazine.com

The plan includes full disclosure of all ingredients including those typically protected under trade secrets such as fragrances.
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Chicken feathers to make their way into cosmetics

Chicken feathers to make their way into cosmetics | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
Chicken feathers could have a future in cosmetics. US entrepreneurs claim the protein present in the feathers, keratin could be used in many ways.
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While this actually makes sense, any product that uses it will totally lose the huge vegetarian/vegan market. http://ow.ly/uuS0y

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FDA ups the ante on imported anti-aging skin care products

FDA ups the ante on imported anti-aging skin care products | Natural skin care | Scoop.it
During the past year the FDA has been cracking down on anti-aging claims by skin care providers in the US, and now the focus is being extended to encompass imported products.
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Confirmed: Teenage Boys Use Way, Way Too Much Body Spray | TIME.com

A total of 83 percent of teen girls say boys overdo it with the deodorant.
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Yes, most boys do, and sadly so do most men. No one should smell you 5 ft out, before they even see you, much less still smell you 15 minutes later and you've left the room.

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