Free From Skincare Awards 2019 — the winners, the stories

Well, it’s all over for another year, folks … The Free From Skincare Awards results for 2019 were announced last week, during a very busy Tuesday, live via our Twitter account, for the very first time running as a standalone…
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Cosmetic preservatives and facial bacteria

An interesting study published in The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology caught my eye recently, which examined the effect on healthy facial bacteria of cosmetic preservatives. You can see an abstract summary here. The five preservatives tested were methylisothiazolinone — or MI,…
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Free from labelling: new rules and guidance

There is new guidance — or law, it’s not entirely clear which, and nobody seems able to provide a confident answer — coming into effect for cosmetics in the EU from July 2019 concerning ‘free from’ claims. You can see…
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Free From Skincare Awards 2018: The Winners

A seventh Free From Skincare Awards, and a seventh overall winner — huge congratulations to Kate Porter, whose Harborist’s Balm-Gel Cleanser scooped the top prize last Thursday, beating off competition from almost 250 free-from skincare products which were originally submitted into the…
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