This year’s convention featured over a dozen different scheduled seminars covering a myriad of pressing issues in the regulation of personal care products including PFAS, clean beauty, sunscreens, international issues, and MoCRA legislation, and was the...
After ongoing speculation about changes to animal testing rules in the UK, the government has banned the issuing of licences for animal testing for chemicals that are used as ingredients in cosmetics, but animal rights advocates say this action still...
As the FDA continues to implement changes to begin enforcing some of MoCRA’s authorities and industry requirements by the end of this year, CosmeticsDesign checks in with Victor Mencarelli, Director of Global Regulatory Affairs at Orveon, to learn more...
Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has responded to growing concerns on the use of “harmful chemicals” in cosmetics by drafting a proposal to ban 13 types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
The French consumer affairs and fraud control watchdog is clamping down on online influencers with fines of up to €300,000 and prison-sentences of up to two years, after discovering the majority do not comply with regulations.
To ensure product formulations are safe and effective for end users, skin care product manufacturers may soon be able to rely on the GARDskin assay to determine if an active ingredient is a potential photoirritant to consumers’ skin.
Far too many beauty and personal care companies still use microplastics and nanoplastics in product formulations, which is unacceptable given the environmental and human health impacts, says the founder of marine conservation NGO Plastic Soup Foundation.
The beauty and personal care industry must acknowledge weaknesses and address them, because the gap between industry and consumers continues to widen, plagued by poorly backed claims and a raft of misinformation online, warns a cosmetic claims consultant.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from February 2023 shows interest in legislation around PFAs and microplastics, animal-free safety testing and predictions on hair care and biotech promise.
The level and breadth of expertise and experience across the global membership of the International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety (ICCS) is something very unique in the field of animal-free safety testing and should fuel serious, true change, its...
A call from five EU national authorities to ban production, use and placement on the EU market of all perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs) has been published in full by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) today.
As consumer demand for natural ingredients in personal beauty care products continues to rise, cosmetics manufacturers are considering replacing synthetic preservatives with natural alternatives – but at what cost?
Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden have submitted a proposal to the European Chemicals Agency ECHA calling for a restriction on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs) under the EU’s chemicals regulation REACH.
The European Union (EU) will see ambitious and radical environmental regulations take form in the coming years, and so beauty and personal care must be ready for the sectoral impact of these, says the director-general of Cosmetics Europe.
The level of regulatory changes set to impact the beauty and personal care sector in the EU this year is unprecedented, and so industry must stay connected and informed, says the director-general of Cosmetics Europe.
Skin care interventions on healthy infants are likely ineffective in preventing eczema and may even increase skin infection and food allergy risk, according to researchers in Japan, Australia and Europe.
Measuring the environmental impact of the entire beauty industry is no easy feat, but one made a lot easier with collaboration, data-led mapping and engagement across the entire supply chain – from farmers to consumers, say industry experts.
European industry association Cosmetics Europe has launched a sustainability initiative to spearhead collaborative eco efforts and action across beauty and personal care, aiming to reduce overall carbon footprints, support biodiversity and improve packaging.
The beauty and personal care industry must invest more in better understanding complex chemical supply chains and work with its partners to drive sustainable action, especially during disruptive times with COVID-19, Brexit and the climate crisis, says...
Introducing digital product passports will be a strong move in tackling greenwashing in various industries, including cosmetics, but will also open up plenty of opportunities to differentiate and engage with consumers, says a digital expert.
The increasing use of vitamins in cosmetics and daily consumer products could be responsible for rising rates of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in the general population, a team of experts has warned.
Animal welfare charity Humane Society International has published a white paper outlining a proposal to revise the EU chemicals regulation REACH, aiming to modernise the framework and drive uptake of non-animal testing methods.
Interest in natural and organic cosmetics continues to rise amidst a wider green beauty boom, but with little regulation around these two terms, certification schemes have taken on fresh importance - for industry and consumers alike.
There are strong opportunities to widen use of new approach methodologies (NAMs) for chemical risk assessments on worker safety and environmental impact of cosmetics, though regulatory acceptance will require a collaborative industry-research push, say...
The beauty and personal care industry must prepare for additional costs associated with the incoming UK Plastic Packaging tax but can also look forward to a wave of collaborative innovation, says the head of the UK’s Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association...
The European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) has closed the comment period for its preliminary safety opinion on the two phytoestrogen isoflavone substances, genistein and daidzein.
An ad by a UK anti-ageing firm does not mislead viewers into thinking the appearance of the founder’s skin was due to the featured products containing marine algae, says an advertising watchdog ruling.
The trade association Cosmetics Europe and scientists from Beiersdorf, L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble and Unilever have published a study outlining a framework on using read-across as part of a next-generation method to conduct cosmetics safety assessments.
Establishing and encouraging EU-local partnerships as the European Commission pushes ahead with its green and digital agendas will be critical in ensuring the fragrance industry remains resilient and continues to thrive, says the president of the International...
Green beauty’s insatiable rise is now subject to additional scrutiny in the UK under the Green Claims Code, and industry ought to carefully consider the guidance, says the head of the UK’s Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA).
Many CBD products are not actually legal under FDA regulation, but they are sweeping the US market anyways. CosmeticsDesign spoke with lawyer Tommy Tobin, associate at Perkins Coie LLP, about where CBD stands legally in the US.
Supply giant BASF says that whilst the European Green Deal’s Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability opens plenty of innovation opportunities, it will also cause significant disruption and challenges given the simplification of risk assessment and shrinking...
Beauty manufacturers are increasingly looking to substantiate more traditional and mainstream claims like moisturising with clinical data as consumer expectations shift and competition hots up, says an executive from Eurofins Cosmetics and Personal Care.