WSO Endorses Sustainable Spa Practitioner Course
The first ITEC-accredited Sustainable Spa Practitioner Course is now also endorsed by the World Spa Organization (WSO), thanks to its comprehensive, multimedia program of theatrical and practical elements.
Jul 1st, 2022
Colorescience Releases Results of Finishing Touch Protocol Post Radiofrequency Microneedling
China Drafts 2022 Safety and Technical Standard for Cosmetics
ZMWG Reports Mercury Findings in Skin Care, Raises Public Alarm
The Zero Mercury Working Group (ZMWG), comprising 110+ global public interest and NGO health organizations, recently published findings that 129 of some 271 skin brightening products it tested contain high levels of mercury. This has raised public alarm.
Mar 14th, 2022
FDA Flags Color Additive, SPF and Contaminant Offenses, Urges 'Recall Readiness'
In recent months, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported six voluntary recalls for an impermissible color additive, mislabeled SPF and several contaminants. It also urged companies to be "recall ready" and provided final guidance to do so.
Mar 3rd, 2022
Ask The Esty... After School Transition
Industry pro, Deedee Crossett, answers your burning questions about the industry every month.
Mar 1st, 2022
SkinCure Oncology Launches Consumer Health Education Platform
"GentleCure.com brings a true engagement and empowerment experience to people with skin cancer and their families as they evaluate options that will effectively inform treatment decisions."
Jan 19th, 2022
China Opens Ingredient Submission Platform, Spot-checks Skin Brighteners
The long-anticipated platform permits cosmetic ingredient manufacturers to submit safety information. In relation, spot-checks of entries to the system have flagged skin brightening ingredients for exceeding the scope of general cosmetics.
Dec 31st, 2021
Animal Testing for Cosmetics Banned in Virginia as of 2022
"The more states that adopt this legislation, and Virginia being one of the first, has really helped push forward the federal legislation ... [W]hat we really do need is a harmonized law across the U.S.”
Dec 30th, 2021
Humane Cosmetics Act Brought Before U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), Humane Society of the United States, and Humane Society Legislative Fund applauded U.S. Senators and Representatives for bipartisan efforts to introduce the Humane Cosmetics Act.
Dec 9th, 2021
Taking Esthetics Education Online
As a result of the pandemic, many estheticians utilized their extra time to seek out further education online.
Dec 1st, 2021
FDA Updates Consumers on Microneedling Safety and Regulations
The update covers benefits, risks and definitions of medical and nonmedical microneedling procedures.
Oct 5th, 2021
FDA Issues Deemed Final Order on Sunscreens
The agency announced that recent activities are part of ongoing implementation of new authorities for certain over-the-counter drugs.
Sep 28th, 2021
Spas Can Now Take a Diversity and Inclusion Assessment
Citrine Consulting Collective has launched the Hotel & Spa DEI Assessment focused on helping hotels and spas provide a more inclusive experience for all guests.
Aug 17th, 2021