Regulation & Safety

As masses of cosmetic brands move online amid coronavirus store closures and lockdowns, it is vital businesses understand regulations in place (Getty Images)

COVID-19: How cosmetics companies can stay compliant online

By Tjaša Grum, CE.way Regulatory Consultants

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.

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) can be used as a leave-on hair colouring ingredient or in self-tanning lotions and creams (Getty Images)

SCCS publishes final opinion on dihydroxyacetone safety

By Kacey Culliney

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.

Cruelty Free International can certify cruelty-free brands and companies in cosmetics and personal care through its Leaping Bunny program (Photo: Cruelty Free International)

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Cruelty Free International: Leaping Bunny certification is soaring

By Kacey Culliney


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.

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Sunscreen regulations across the globe: What industry needs to know

By Tjaša Grum, CE.way Regulatory Consultants

With summer in full swing and sunscreen products flying off shelves, this guest article sheds light on what cosmetic companies need to know on sun protection product regulations – very different across the globe.

How the New Free From Claims Impact the European Cosmetics Space

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How the New Free From Claims Impact the European Cosmetics Space

By By Natasha Spencer

As the new ‘free from’ claims enter the cosmetics space, we ask Belinda Carli, Director of Institute of Personal Care Science what the need to know information is for brands looking to emerge or develop their presence in the European cosmetics market...

State of the industry: Cosmetics Europe Director General speaks out

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

State of the industry: Cosmetics Europe Director General speaks out

By Lucy Whitehouse

We caught up with the Director General of the European trade association for the cosmetics and personal care industry, John Chave, on the state of the industry today, and why it is a very good time to be an industry professional in beauty.