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.