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.
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.
Clean and ethical has taken the food and nutrition world by storm, and following hot on its heels is beauty. The movement has been flourishing in cosmetics and personal care for some time now and will soar in due course, propelled by the continued and...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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?
Further to the in-cosmetics Global free education programme and pre-show Regulatory Conference, the event is also playing host to a series of eight in-depth workshops. We take a look at the highlights of the programme.
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.
From a push with its eco beauty brand and an effort towards natural microplastics, to the company’s new CEO coming from the division, Unilever’s beauty business has had a big year in 2018. We take a look in this Editor’s Spotlight.
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.
In an “unprecedented move” by one of the globe’s leading beauty brands, Humane Society International notes how these increasing efforts to ban animal testing in the cosmetics sphere may well be the “beginning of the end for cruel cosmetics”. We spoke...
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.
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.
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.
With L’Oréal’s recent Logocos acquisition bringing more vegan claims to the global beauty giant’s portfolio, and Unilever’s vegan personal care brand having just launched in the UK, we take a look at what’s making vegan claims so popular in beauty.
One industry leader has suggested that the major challenges facing the industry are the reduced palette of ingredients available to formulators, and the move away from fact-based policy making in regulations.
The cosmetics industry in Europe is living through a challenging time: Brexit is looming, for one thing, and for another, the industry is under frequent, intense scrutiny for its practices and impact (bans on microplastics and animal testing are key examples)....