Regulation & Safety

Chinese cosmetics regulation: how does it work?

Chinese cosmetics regulation: how does it work?

By Tjaša Grum, CE.way Regulatory Consultants

In this Editor’s Spotlight, we get an expert overview on thee Chinese cosmetics market regulations: which organisations regulate the market, and what do they require from beauty players?

Avon backs campaign to stop LATAM animal testing

Avon backs campaign to stop LATAM animal testing

By Simon Pitman

Avon is one of the biggest cosmetic and personal care players to back a Humane Society International campaign to ban the testing of animals on ingredients and products in the LATAM region.

5 top regulation and safety updates to know about

5 top regulation and safety updates to know about

By Lucy Whitehouse

From controversy over skin whitening products to The Body Shop’s recent animal testing alternative appointment, we round up the biggest recent headlines in regulation and safety in this Editor’s Spotlight.

WATCH: Animal testing bans around the world in 2019

WATCH: Animal testing bans around the world in 2019

By Lucy Whitehouse

Animal testing bans for cosmetics are in place in a large number of countries and regional states, but some are still delaying in introducing these. We take a look and consider how far there is left to go with animal testing alternatives too. Watch in...

Responsible Mica Initiative releases first annual report

Responsible Mica Initiative releases first annual report

By Lucy Whitehouse

The first such annual report of its kind, the Responsible Mica Initiative (RMI) has released the latest information around the sustainability and child labour problem in India’s mica sector, and RMI’s efforts to address it. We take a look in this Editor’s...

Animal testing alternatives: The Body Shop appoints XCellR8

Animal testing alternatives: The Body Shop appoints XCellR8

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Body Shop has appointed a UK contract testing organisation, XCellR8, to provide the company with skin and eye irritation tests for cosmetic ingredients and formulations across the Body Shop’s product portfolio.

Global ban on animal testing: where are we in 2019?

Guest Article

Global ban on animal testing: where are we in 2019?

By Tjaša Grum, CE.way Regulatory Consultants

In this guest article, a regulatory expert takes us through the global situation for animal testing for cosmetics. What are the rules for markets across the world, and how do they differ from each other?

Rogues' gallery: The skin whitening products that have caused a storm

Rogues' gallery: The skin whitening products that have caused a storm

By RJ Whitehead

A World Health Organisation survey found that nearly 40% of women polled in countries including China, Malaysia, India the Philippines and South Korea said they regularly used whitening products – but brands have sometimes been too eager to please, with...

5 latest updates for regulation and safety in beauty: 2019

5 latest updates for regulation and safety in beauty: 2019

By Lucy Whitehouse

From controversy over misreporting of potentially unsafe UK cosmetics after Brexit, to Unilever’s expanded transparency programme for ingredients, we take a look at the key updates for safety and regulation so far this year in this Editor’s Spotlight.

Cosmetics carcinogens after Brexit? CTPA smacks down suggestion

Cosmetics carcinogens after Brexit? CTPA smacks down suggestion

By Lucy Whitehouse

The UK’s cosmetics trade association has asserted that “cosmetic products will continue to be safe after Brexit”, following recent media coverage that suggested standards on safety for beauty may slip in the UK once it leaves the EU.

What is the EU Safety Gate, and how does it affect beauty?

Guest article

What is the EU Safety Gate, and how does it affect beauty?

By Tjaša Grum, CE.way Regulatory Consultants

In this guest article, we get an expert overview on the EU Safety Gate, which is the market’s rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products. What is it, how does it work, and what does it mean for the beauty supply chain?

Exporting cosmetics to China just got a bit easier

Editor's Spotlight

Exporting cosmetics to China just got a bit easier

By Simon Pitman

Exporting cosmetics to China is a big goal for many European cosmetic and personal care players but one that has been traditionally hindered by bureaucracy. But things may have just got a little easier.

Dermscan Group testing company acquired by Eurofins

Dermscan Group testing company acquired by Eurofins

By Lucy Whitehouse

Eurofins has announced the acquisition of Dermscan Group, a testing company with a global laboratory network dedicated to the cosmetics, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries.

Regulation and safety: global updates November

Regulation and safety: global updates November

By Lucy Whitehouse

A focus on child labour in the mica supply chain, a look at regulatory issues in Turkey and Israel, an exclusive interview with a Weleda exec: in this special feature, we catch up with the latest major news in beauty regulation and safety.

Regulation and safety: global beauty industry update

Regulation and safety: global beauty industry update

By Lucy Whitehouse

What’s new in animal testing regulation, naturals claims, nano UV filters and ingredients transparency? In this special feature, we cast an eye over the latest and most impactful shifts in regulation and safety for the beauty and personal care industry.

Formulation innovations from around the globe

Formulation innovations from around the globe

By Lucy Whitehouse

In this first edition of our new Editor's Spotlight specials, we cast our eye to the hottest new launches and innovations in beauty and personal care formulation across the globe.

BASF and Givaudan team up on animal testing alternatives

BASF and Givaudan team up on animal testing alternatives

By Lucy Whitehouse

Working with the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), two major players in the ingredients manufacture and supply for the beauty and personal care industry are teaming up to work on animal testing alternatives.

Counterfeit cosmetics hit headlines in the UK

Counterfeit cosmetics hit headlines in the UK

By Lucy Whitehouse

Brands including Benefit, Dior, Nars and Mac have been the subject of headlines in the UK due to counterfeits worth hundreds of thousands of pounds having been seized.