Regulation & Safety

RSPO 2017 impact report

RSPO 2017 impact report

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has released its impact update for 2017. We take a look at the highlights.

L’Oréal develops two new animal testing alternatives

L’Oréal develops two new animal testing alternatives

By Lucy Whitehouse

L’Oréal has announced that two new testing methods it has developed as alternatives to animal testing have been adopted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

ISO guidelines for natural and organic cosmetics: industry reacts

ISO guidelines for natural and organic cosmetics: industry reacts

By Lucy Whitehouse

With the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) having recently released the second of its two part guidelines for technical definitions and criteria for natural and organic cosmetics, we take a look at how the industry is responding.

FatFace Cosmetics goes Cruelty Free

FatFace Cosmetics goes Cruelty Free

By Simon Pitman

Clothing and accessories retailer FatFace has firmed up its offerings in the cosmetic and beauty category by confirming Cruelty Free status for the brand.

Dangerous counterfeit perfume prosecutions in UK

Dangerous counterfeit perfume prosecutions in UK

By Lucy Whitehouse

A couple in the UK have been prosecuted for selling counterfeit perfumes containing dangerous levels of methanol, with the products in question, if genuine, totalling a value of £175,000.

Soil Association on COSMOS certification: 'Consider long-term strategy'

Special Newsletter: Natural and organic labelling

Soil Association on COSMOS certification: 'Consider long-term strategy'

By Lucy Whitehouse

We caught up with the Soil Association, the UK's leading farming charity and organic certification body, on the COSMOS certification, the current state of the natural and organic beauty market, and what brands need to do to stay ahead of the competition.

How to stop confusing consumers with organic and natural labelling

Special Newsletter: Natural and Organic Labelling

Why consumers struggle with natural and organic labelling and how to fix it

By Simon Pitman

Natural and organic labelling claims, certification and branding are confusing enough even for industry professionals, so imagine how consumers feel. We spoke to Ecovia Intelligence-founder Amarjit Sahota to find out how things can be simplified.