Soap Making Magazine

Soap Making Magazine – review: http://www.makingsoapmag.com/ Soap Making Magazine is an independent publication with international reach. Everything about the site and publication reflects the obvious care and professionalism which has gone into their preparation and presentation. It is jam packed with very useful articles, features, tips and industry insights! Submissions by guest writers such as […]

The famous olive trees of Puglia are ravaged by disease

The famous olive trees of Puglia are ravaged by disease – here’s how we can save them http://phys.org/news/2015-04-famous-olive-trees-puglia-ravaged.html

Video: Why ‘hypoallergenic’ isn’t a thing

Video: Why ‘hypoallergenic’ isn’t a thing: http://phys.org/news/2015-03-video-hypoallergenic-isnt.html

Not a representative body!

Several different people have encouraged me to take The Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers to the ‘next level’ and become more proactive in promoting the interests of members. On the face of it, it’s a great idea – the reasons that this Guild at least is going to carry on as is are outlined […]

Future of Formulations in Cosmetics, 3rd – 4th June 2015, London, UK

Note: Inclusion of this announcement is not an endorsement Future of Formulations in Cosmetics, 3rd – 4th June 2015, London, UK (Increasing the quality of personal care products) Two Day “Future of Formulations in Cosmetics” conference is due to take place in 3rd – 4th in June 2015 in London. Speakers and Delegates of the […]

Concern over Skin Whitener Marketing

Concern over Skin Whitener Marketing from the James Cook University: A study led by a James Cook University marketing expert has raised concerns over the ethics of the marketing of skin-whitening products, widely available in Australia http://www.sciencenewsline.com/articles/2015012214420015.html

Labeling ‘nano’ products

Labeling ‘nano’ products – ‘mega’ problem – by Emilia Izak | Nanosafety Regulation, Scientific Challenges http://www.nanotoes.eu/nanosafety-regulation/labeling-nano-products-mega-problem.html

Does the law deal with nano in cosmetics and toiletries?

Does the law deal with nano in cosmetics and toiletries? http://www.nanoandme.org/regulation/cosmetics-and-the-law/

Warning over ‘epidemic’ of skin allergies from chemical in cosmetics and household products

Warning over ‘epidemic’ of skin allergies from chemical in cosmetics and household products: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10164452/Warning-over-epidemic-of-skin-allergies-from-chemical-in-cosmetics-and-household-products.html

Entrepreneurs create effective method against bee harming pest

A group of entrepreneurs in Veracruz have designed a “smart” system to contain larvae growth of the mite Varroa destructor among the bee population, which reduces the production of honey by as much as 50 percent when it invades the hives http://phys.org/news/2014-11-entrepreneurs-effective-method-bee-pest.html

Meeting document of the FDA Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Briefing Document for a Meeting of the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee Healthcare Antiseptic Ingredients Ref the previous post of particuler interest the table of appensices: Summary of safety data available for consideration B1 Alcohol (ethanol) 25 B2 Benzalkonium chloride 33 B3 Benzethonium chloride 38 B4 Chloroxylenol (PCMX) 42 B5 Hexylresorcinol […]

Update on Triclosan

The ‘dirty’ side of soap: Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in personal hygiene products, causes liver fibrosis and cancer in mice: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141117154612.htm

Entering the Nano Era

The article author stares: “From electronics to photonics, information storage, communication, catalysis, energy, medicine, homeland security environment protection, cosmetics, and even building construction, every one of them could benefit from nanomaterials,” Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-11-nano-era.html#jCp http://phys.org/news/2014-11-nano-era.html See also: Cosmetics containing nanomaterials http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/archive/sectors/cosmetics/cosmetic-products/nanomaterials/index_en.htm

Research helps steer mites from bees

A Simon Fraser University chemistry professor has found a way to sway mites from their damaging effects on bees that care and feed the all-important queen bee: http://www.sfu.ca/pamr/media-releases/2014/research-helps-steer-mites-from-bees.html

A novel method for portable detection of potent drugs known as ‘bath salts’

Despite being outlawed in 2012 in the U.S., the synthetic drugs known as “bath salts” — which really aren’t meant for your daily bath — are still readily available in some retail shops, on the Internet and on the streets. To help law enforcement, scientists are developing a novel method that could be the basis […]