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Preservative Efficacy Testing: USP 51 Versus PCPC

As its name suggests, Preservative Efficacy Testing (PET) is a procedure for determining the effectiveness of a product’s preservative system after controlled quantities of test microorganisms have been introduced.  Antimicrobial Preservative Efficacy testing is essential to cosmetic/personal care and drug manufacturers for identifying optimal preservative combination(s) and concentrations(s) of preservatives

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Sierra de Blank

Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022

The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (commonly known by its acronym “MoCRA”) was signed into law on December 23, 2022.  Its intent is to modernize federal regulatory oversight of cosmetic and personal care products and create a comprehensive and uniform national framework for their regulation. Contained within MoCRA

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Craig Weiss

Cosmetic Safety in Today’s Marketplace

Personal care and beauty products are manufactured using a selection of approximately 10,500 unique chemical ingredients, so it’s imperative that products are properly tested before reaching the marketplace. As stated on the EWG’s Cosmetics Database, the average person uses nine products daily and in some cases, women were applying 15

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