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Cosmetic giants team up on alternative skin test

The US Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) is teaming up with chemicals giant BASF and cosmetics company Givaudan to validate an improved skin sensitisation reactivity method to address the needs of toxicologists and regulators.

BASF and Mazza Innovation partner on plant extracts

Canadian botanical extractions company, Mazza Innovation, has signed an exclusive, long-term agreement to supply global chemicals giant, BASF, with specific plant extracts to develop new solutions for cosmetic applications. The company produces the plant extracts using its patented PhytoClean technology, a water-based extraction method that concentrates bioactives in an eco-friendly way. 

California bill would ban products tested on animals

California senator Cathleen Galgiani is introducing legislation that will prohibit the import and sale of cosmetics and personal care products tested on animals. If passed, the ban will apply to both ingredients and finished products.
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