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Coming clean: how to respond to product claims scrutiny

Coming clean: how to respond to product claims scrutiny

By Caroline Cardoso

Regulatory authorities are taking seriously certain claims about cosmetics products, and companies must ensure compliance while also remaining competitive, says Caroline Cardoso, head of cosmetics at ProductLife Group.

The lowdown on colour regulation in Europe

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

The lowdown on colour regulation in Europe

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Colour plays a vital role in the cosmetics industry, but manufacturers can sometimes be faced with the challenges that arise from the regulations surrounding colour and colourants. Here we sat down with the Cosmetics Toiletry and Perfumery Association...

EC deems three hair dye ingredients safe for cosmetics use

EC deems three hair dye ingredients safe for cosmetics use

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has published Opinions on the safety of three hair dye ingredients, deeming all of them to be safe for use in cosmetics products.

EC says it cannot assess hair dye ingredient

EC says it cannot assess hair dye ingredient

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Months after it called for an opinion on Basic Blue 124, the European Commission has concluded that it cannot fully assess the safe use of the hair dye ingredient.

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