US Congress calls a hearing on cosmetics safety

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has called the first official Congressional hearing on cosmetics safety in more than 30 years following recent debates over the levels of certain ‘toxic’ chemicals present in cosmetic products.

L’Oreal buys U.S. EPA participation for lunch money

L’Oreal announced that they have funded a joint venture with the US EPA. The purpose of this project is to implement L’Oreal’s chemical safety evaluation technology, referred to as ToxCast.

Brazilian Blowout’s toxic tale

Brazilian Blowout, a popular hair-smoothing product, has been fined $4.5 million. The can sell the product forever without reformulating.

Avon, Estee Lauder, Mary Kay’s apparent animal testing fraud stimulates legal greed

Recent deceptive headlines paint Avon as the sole cosmetic company bad boys in an animal testing fraud. The truth is that Estee Lauder and Mary Kay, along with Avon, are being sued for the same fraud…