The ongoing global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has gripped markets worldwide, and with no concrete end in sight, CosmeticsDesign’s editors discuss market impacts, industry response and what might still be to come.
The European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) has published its final opinion on the safety of dihydroxyacetone (DHA) in hair colouring and cosmetic products, ruling it safe at specific concentrations.
Animal testing for scientific purposes across the European Union has declined in recent years and cosmetics is in a strong position to share advances made with in-vitro alternatives, says UK medical research charity FRAME.
Fragrance suppliers and finished product manufacturers will have to collaborate closely on reformulation to align with updates on skin sensitisation and aggregate exposure under the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) standards.
Listing allergens present in cosmetic products, particularly fragrance allergens, has been long-debated in Europe with the latest public consultation closing just last week. So what does industry need to know?
Europe will do whatever it takes to unlock investment, innovation and creativity needed to push forward in becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050, says European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen.
The 2-day educational event takes place next month in California and will cover a wide array of legal, technical, legislative, and regulatory updates affecting the cosmetics and personal care industry.
Preliminary opinions issued on the safety of dihydroxyacetone (DHA), aluminium compounds and zinc pyrithione (ZPT) from the European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) are open for comment.
The European Union must invest more in next-generation, non-animal chemical safety assessments to achieve its European Green Deal goals, and there are opportunities in in silico methods, says Cruelty Free Europe.
Retailers have taken sustainable action across Europe in the last decade, and further collaborative work with the beauty and personal care sector will be critical in advancing efforts further, says the director-general of EuroCommerce.