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Coapt Systems introduced Hydrelle, a new, FDA-approved dermal filler which contains lidocaine, an anesthetic, as well as hyaluronic acid. The company claims that this new, long-lasting injectable will make the client's experience more comfortable, and will require less injections in the treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles.
The future of packaging for fast moving consumer goods will lie in bio-plastics, according to Cereplast, a California-based company that is investing heavily in the area. Read more...
French consumer authorities have seized five potentially dangerous cosmetics made in the Ivory Coast, said the EU’s rapid consumer alert service RAPEX. These were three G&G branded Dynamiclair skin lighteners; a Dawny branded lightening, anti-blemish beauty oil; and L’Abidjanaise skin lightening cream. The G&G and Dawny products were seized for containing clobetasol propionate, banned under the EU cosmetics directive. The L’Abidjanaise cream was seized for containing 7.1% hydroquinone as a skin whitening agent, which “can pose a threat to health” if applied liberally and regularly, said a RAPEX note.
Both the RSPCA and the BUAV are urging the European Commission and European Parliament to ignore requests by some parts of the cosmetics industry to delay the 2013 deadline for the sales ban on cosmetics using ingredients tested on animals. This date is currently scheduled to be the final stage of a staggered ban based on the development of validated and accepted alternative tests. The RSPCA is concerned that this could now be delayed until 2018 or until alternative methods become available. Read full article here.
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