On June 24, Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Ed Markey (D-MA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011, H.R. 2359. This is the second time that this trio of legislators has introduced a bill by this name, and the bill could potentially have a major impact on the cosmetics industry.

The Seaweed Bath Co. has made additions to its Wildly Natural line of seaweed-based products. The new items are Seaweed Body Cream, combining ingredients like shea butter, kukui oil and argan oil, and Seaweed Shampoo, which blends seaweed extract with Moroccan argan oil and vitamin E. Each of the company’s products are formulated with nutrient-rich seaweed harvested in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Now in an easy-to-use squeeze tube, derma e’s Psorzema Body Wash allows for a quicker, cleaner application. With a blend of herbal extracts and skin vitamins such as neem, burdock, bearberry, chamomile and vitamins A and E, this pH balanced formula helps calm, rebalance and nourish irritated skin. The product also does not contain steroids, coal or pine tars.

Pads, tampons and pantyliners have just been released by Emerita. Tampons are chlorine-free, fragrance-free and 100% organic cotton. And, pads are hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, chloride-/dioxin-free and made from 100% natural cotton. The company also offers feminine cleansing and moisturizing wash and cloths.

Aubrey Organics has debuted a line of sunscreens and after sun care products. With SPFs of 15 and 30, the line offers broad-spectrum, UVB/UVA protection. The company says all products are made with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide and many organic ingredients. The line includes Active Lifestyles Sunscreen, Green Tea Sunscreen, After Sun Face/Body Moisturizer and more.

Eco Lips announces new colors in its Eco Tints line. Eco Tints are organic and are free of carmine, lead, gluten, lanolin, and petroleum. Eco Tints lip balms contain organic oils such as sunflower, castor and coconut as well as organic beeswax and aloe vera to keep the lips soft. Shades Moonstone, Sugar Plum, and Coralyte join the three existing colors in the line.

Did you know an estimated 85% of individuals 12–24 years of age suffer from acne? Not only does this number appear to be rising, but acne is affecting an older demographic as well with an estimated 50% of adult women and 25% of adult men suffering from it at some point in their lives.

Indie Tea has rolled out Wise Man’s Caravan Chai Tea Body Lotion made with  Shea Butter, Mango and Aloe Vera. The product is also blended with Indie Tea’s Wise Man's Caravan Chai tea and is 100% hand-made in the USA. “Our mission is simply to provide the highest-quality products and service to our customers at the lowest-possible prices,” the firm says.
SRP: $13.99 for 9-oz aluminum bottle.

One Love Organics has just created a water-free skincare line. The line is made from the finest and purest ingredients such as watermelon seed oil and organic Bulgarian rose oil. Available are Brand New Day Microderma Scrub & Masque; Love Springs Eternal Youth Preservation Serum; Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser; Skin Savior Waterless Multi Balm; New Best Friend Skin Shammy; and Beautiful Wisdom Scoop.

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