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Russia updates cosmetics regulations

Russia updates cosmetics regulations

By Michelle Yeomans

Russia has scrapped its Sanitary Government Registration (SGR) as part of an overhaul on cosmetic import regulations, which previously required products to conform to the sanitary requirements of the Single Customs Union (Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan).

NGO publishes proposal to change nanomaterials regulation definition

NGO publishes proposal to change nanomaterials regulation definition

By Michelle Yeomans

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has published a proposal in an effort it says, to align the EU cosmetics regulation's definition of the term ‘nanomaterials’ with the regulatory definition recommended by the EC last year to ensure consumer...

CTPA: Avoid unrealistic scare stories, cosmetics are safe

CTPA: Avoid unrealistic scare stories, cosmetics are safe

By Andrew McDougall

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has branded media reports of a recent study into triclosan use in cosmetics as ‘scare stories’ that do not reflect reality and reiterated the safety of cosmetic products.

US Congress to take a look at toxic chemicals in cosmetics

US Congress to take a look at toxic chemicals in cosmetics

By Andrew McDougall

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has called the first official Congressional hearing on cosmetics safety in more than 30 years following recent debates over the levels of certain ‘toxic’ chemicals present in cosmetic products.

French agency suggests limiting use of aluminium in cosmetics

French agency suggests limiting use of aluminium in cosmetics

By Andrew McDougall

The French Health Products Safety Agency (Afssaps) has suggested that the maximum concentration of aluminium in cosmetic products should be lowered and that consumers should be made more aware of the potential dangers, following its recent risk assessment.

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