Regulation & Safety

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10 beauty technology innovations to watch

By Kirsty Doolan

The technology available to serve the beauty and personal care industry is changing at lightening speed. We’ve rounded up some of the most innovative gamechangers – whether they are disrupting the product development process, overhauling ingredients testing,...

Fragrance brand Bastille Parfums has implemented RFID technology for its new fragrance launch

Implementing RFID technology in the supply chain

By Kirsty Doolan

With transparency under the microscope due to sustainability demands, issues with counterfeiting, and the upcoming Digital Product Passport initiative, RFID is in the spotlight again.

Until the age of three a child's skin microbiome is very different to that of an adult (Image: Getty)

Certifying 'microbiome-safe' baby skin care

By Kirsty Doolan

We spoke to the CEO of MyMicrobiome about the criteria to give a 'seal of approval' to microbiome-friendly products and the importance of analysing baby skin care differently to adult skin.

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PCPC lends its support to the Humane Cosmetics Act

By Simon Pitman

Amid growing support for legislation to outlaw animal testing for cosmetics in the United States, the Personal Care Product Council (PCPC) has come out in full support of the Humane Cosmetics Act.

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Brazil paves the way to end animal testing throughout LATAM

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

To find out more about the state of animal testing in Brazil, Cosmetics Design USA spoke with Dr. Gavin Maxwell, safety science advocacy lead at Unilever’s Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre, who discusses how progress is being made towards non-animal...

Phillip and Dee-Ann Prather speak with Aboriginal Elder Aunty Gwen and Reconciliation Advisor Paula Coghill, both of the Bundjalung Nation

Ancient ingredient revival: tea tree oil

By Kirsty Doolan

We spoke to COO at Down Under Enterprises and Chair of the Australian Tea Tree Industry Association, Phillip Prather, about the latest developments for this ancient ingredient, which was discovered by the indigenous Bundjalung people.

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National Rosacea Society launches new Seal of Acceptance Program

By Cassandra Stern

Cosmetics and skin care product manufacturers can now apply to use the NRS Seal on their marketing materials and product packaging “to differentiate their products in the marketplace and connect with the approximately 5% of the American population who...

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Q&A: Key takeaways from the 2023 PCPC Legal & Regulatory Conference

By Cassandra Stern

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...