Regulation & Safety

5 top regulation and safety updates to know about

5 top regulation and safety updates to know about

By Lucy Whitehouse

From controversy over skin whitening products to The Body Shop’s recent animal testing alternative appointment, we round up the biggest recent headlines in regulation and safety in this Editor’s Spotlight.

WATCH: Animal testing bans around the world in 2019

WATCH: Animal testing bans around the world in 2019

By Lucy Whitehouse

Animal testing bans for cosmetics are in place in a large number of countries and regional states, but some are still delaying in introducing these. We take a look and consider how far there is left to go with animal testing alternatives too. Watch in...

Responsible Mica Initiative releases first annual report

Responsible Mica Initiative releases first annual report

By Lucy Whitehouse

The first such annual report of its kind, the Responsible Mica Initiative (RMI) has released the latest information around the sustainability and child labour problem in India’s mica sector, and RMI’s efforts to address it. We take a look in this Editor’s...

Animal testing alternatives: The Body Shop appoints XCellR8

Animal testing alternatives: The Body Shop appoints XCellR8

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Body Shop has appointed a UK contract testing organisation, XCellR8, to provide the company with skin and eye irritation tests for cosmetic ingredients and formulations across the Body Shop’s product portfolio.

Global ban on animal testing: where are we in 2019?

Guest Article

Global ban on animal testing: where are we in 2019?

By Tjaša Grum, CE.way Regulatory Consultants

In this guest article, a regulatory expert takes us through the global situation for animal testing for cosmetics. What are the rules for markets across the world, and how do they differ from each other?

Rogues' gallery: The skin whitening products that have caused a storm

Rogues' gallery: The skin whitening products that have caused a storm

By RJ Whitehead

A World Health Organisation survey found that nearly 40% of women polled in countries including China, Malaysia, India the Philippines and South Korea said they regularly used whitening products – but brands have sometimes been too eager to please, with...

5 latest updates for regulation and safety in beauty: 2019

5 latest updates for regulation and safety in beauty: 2019

By Lucy Whitehouse

From controversy over misreporting of potentially unsafe UK cosmetics after Brexit, to Unilever’s expanded transparency programme for ingredients, we take a look at the key updates for safety and regulation so far this year in this Editor’s Spotlight.

Cosmetics carcinogens after Brexit? CTPA smacks down suggestion

Cosmetics carcinogens after Brexit? CTPA smacks down suggestion

By Lucy Whitehouse

The UK’s cosmetics trade association has asserted that “cosmetic products will continue to be safe after Brexit”, following recent media coverage that suggested standards on safety for beauty may slip in the UK once it leaves the EU.

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