The UK is considering new legislation that would see larger businesses fined for using forest-risk commodities – such as palm oil, soy, and beef – that have not been produced according to relevant local laws.
As the teeth whitening category continues its time in the spotlight, with a growing array of products available it’s important manufacturers and brands understand regulatory restrictions in place worldwide.
The European Commission will soon publish its final synopsis report and evaluation of findings from public, stakeholder and SME consultations on current EU assessment and management of endocrine disruptors.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added butylparaben to its Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) because of its endocrine-disrupting properties – companies importing or producing products containing the substance now have six...
Under the lens Part II: REACH microplastics restriction
Cosmetics Europe and its member associations will continue their argument that the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) proposal to restrict microplastics on the EU market remains disproportionately weighted against beauty and personal care.
Norway’s food safety agency is asking industry for information about caffeine concentrations found in cosmetics and Personal Care Products (PCP) in a risk assessment to determine safe levels of caffeine exposure.
Non-animal tests on chemical substances continue to be widely used in the EU, with read-across studies most popular and in vitro methods gaining traction, according to the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) latest report.
The beauty maker is helping hairdressers around the world exceed the usual salon safety and sanitary measures, to keep themselves and clients safe by supplying masks, hand sanitizer gel, and new operating guidelines.
The European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) has finalised safety opinions on Indigofera tinctorial for non-oxidative conditioning hair dyes, aluminium for antiperspirants and cosmetics and zinc pyrithione (ZPT) for anti-dandruff...
A ruling this week from US District Judge Freda Wolfson in New Jersey allows testimony from plaintiffs’ medical and scientific experts, including specialists in gynecologic oncology, cancer prevention research, and occupational and environmental health....
As the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to take its grip worldwide, many businesses have been forced online. But there are important regulations that must be adhered to when making this digital shift.
Concerns over the disinfectant quality of hydroalcoholic products made by beauty firms to plug shortages during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis are completely unfounded and have created a false controversy, says the French Cosmetics Association...
Online brand protection specialist SnapDragon has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its counterfeit scanning technology – a tool its founder says is crucial in fighting fake cosmetics.
Cosmetics Consultants Europe (CCE) and Germany’s RWTH International Academy are launching a cosmetic product safety assessment training course next month covering a range of topics including EU regulation, toxicology and animal testing.
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.
Online retail giants Amazon and eBay have pulled several illegal skin lightening creams containing mercury sold in the UK, Belgium and US following investigative findings from international NGO coalition The Zero Mercury Working Group (ZMWG).
Medical research charity FRAME wants to gauge public and professional knowledge on animal testing in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and chemicals and hopes its survey will drive awareness on the complexity of the issue.
Next-generation in vitro safety assessments for cosmetics should see good uptake in coming years, receiving regulatory approvals and becoming industry standard within the next decade, suggests the director of science and research at Cosmetics Europe.
Demand for certified cruelty-free cosmetics has soared in recent years, and with more than 200 Leaping Bunny applications in the process with Cruelty Free International this will only continue, says its head of certification services.
With retail beauty sales in China on the rise, it’s no wonder European brands want in. But with a constantly changing regulatory environment, market entry is full of challenges industry needs to address.
Navigating the European Union’s regulatory landscape on cannabidiol (CBD) in beauty is not straightforward, but industry must understand regulations in place as inspections are set to increase, says an expert.
Everyday it seems there’s a new beauty product on the market claiming to be all-natural, clean, green, or otherwise remarkably sustainable. Here, in an effort to better understand the future of the industry, Cosmetics Design shares insights from emerging...
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