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Vegan beauty: spotlight on the rising trend

Vegan beauty: spotlight on the rising trend

By Lucy Whitehouse

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.

“We are not perfect” says L’Oréal veteran about the beauty industry

Exclusive Interview

“We are not perfect” says L’Oréal veteran about the beauty industry

By Lucy Whitehouse

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)....

Regulatory challenges facing Europe: Exclusive Interview

Exclusive interview

Regulatory challenges facing Europe: Exclusive Interview

By Lucy Whitehouse

Ahead of next month’s Cosmetics Europe Annual conference, we caught up the trade body's Technical Regulatory and International Affairs Director to hear his take on the current regulatory landscape for beauty and personal care in Europe.

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Europe reveals major outcomes

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Europe reveals major outcomes

By Lucy Whitehouse

This year’s edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Europe industry summit took place in Paris in November, and its organisers have released a roundup of its major outcomes, from insights on green values to a paper from H&M on key sustainability...

ECHA chemicals database launched

ECHA chemicals database launched

By Lucy Whitehouse

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a publicly-accessible database with key information on around 15,000 chemicals, aimed at researchers, regulatory authorities and businesses.

What not to miss at in-cosmetics Global 2017

in-cosmetics Global 2017 Preview

What not to miss at in-cosmetics Global 2017

By Simon Pitman

Our latest CD Buzz highlights the not-to-miss bits at in-cosmetics Global 2017. When the doors open in London's Docklands next week there will be a focus on sustainability, a special feature on colour cosmetics, a packed educational programme and...

Animal testing: inquiry launched into EU bodies' statement

Animal testing: inquiry launched into EU bodies' statement

By Lucy Whitehouse

In light of the recent EU court ruling that there are to be ‘no exceptions’ to the animal testing ban on cosmetics, an inquiry has been launched into the official, joint advice of two European bodies.

South Korea ups investment in alternative testing

South Korea ups investment in alternative testing

While South Korea has been working on alternative testing that will fall in line with EU or OECD guidelines for some time, government officials have now proposed a $12.6m budget to further develop methods in this area.

Unilever investing in alternatives to animal testing

Unilever investing in alternatives to animal testing

By Lucy Whitehouse

As an ever-increasing number of countries make moves to end the testing of consumer products on animals, Unilever has partnered up with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop alternative testing strategies.

Cosmetics Design's skin care event - what to expect!

Skincare Ingredients Special

Cosmetics Design's skin care event - what to expect!

By Michelle Yeomans

On June 24th, the fifth edition of Cosmetics Design's Skin Care Ingredients event will go live! Here, we give you a sneak peek into what attendees can expect from the expert discussions that will be featured in the conference programme.

P&G sets off on 3D bioprinted skin research project

P&G sets off on 3D bioprinted skin research project

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble is following its rivals down the 3D skin printing road as it looks to fund a five year research project to develop a commercial process for making three-dimensional printed skin tissue. 

Can cosmetic brands afford to opt out of China over animal testing?

Can cosmetic brands afford to opt out of China over animal testing?

By Michelle Yeomans

While the ruling to end mandatory animal testing for most cosmetics in China came as good news on June 30 - the law only refers to domestic firms, meaning international ‘cruelty free’ brands were faced with having to go against company policy or miss...

EC and ECHA announce clarity on REACH and the Cosmetics Regulation

EC and ECHA announce clarity on REACH and the Cosmetics Regulation

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The European Commission, in cooperation with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), has clarified the relationship between the marketing ban and the REACH information requirements after there was confusion over whether animal testing can take place.

Artificial micro-humans could spell the end of animal testing

Artificial micro-humans could spell the end of animal testing

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Germany-based company TissUse has showcased its new artificial micro-human platform which enables the testing of drugs or chemicals on a set of miniaturized human organs emulating the biology of the human organism at the smallest possible biological scale.

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