From PPWR to MoCRA, EPR and deforestation laws, it’s been a regulations-heavy time for the cosmetics industry across the globe. We recap some of the most important regulatory updates in 2023 for companies that sell in the EU, UK and beyond...
The level of regulatory changes set to impact the beauty and personal care sector in the EU this year is unprecedented, and so industry must stay connected and informed, says the director-general of Cosmetics Europe.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have adopted a resolution vote calling on the European Commission to establish an EU-wide action plan to actively phase out animal experiments – a move that adds weight to the cosmetics industry’s fight to protect...
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.
The EU Commission has announced it will amend Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products, in a move that sees a number of hair dye ingredients and one eyelash ingredient added to the list...
At the European Parliament in Brussels, NATRUE revealed that while 75% of women are aware that there is a difference between natural and organic ingredients, only a third feel that they really understand what the difference is.
The personal care trade association has called for the elimination of ‘cruelty-free’ claims found on some cosmetics products saying that it misleads the public and undermines on-going work to find alternatives to animal testing.
Cosmetics Europe has urged caution over comments made by prospective EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg regarding the proposed marketing ban on animal-tested cosmetics, saying it may ‘jeopardise’ progress and undermine EU leadership in global animal welfare.
Johns Hopkins University and the University of Konstanz in Brussels have announced they are to hold an open workshop on the ‘Human Toxome Project’ for alternatives to animal testing (CAAT) on the 15th of this month.
The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) has issued a statement suggesting that the European Commission is likely to propose an exemption to the animal testing ban for products that contain "significant added value".
The European Commission has presented its yearly report to the European Parliament and Council highlighting the development of alternative methods to animal testing in cosmetics, but is yet to confirm the full marketing ban will be implemented by 2013.
The implications of the recent European Parliament approval of the
REACH programme has gone trans-Atlantic, with US cosmetics
manufacturers attending a special workshop to quash worries
regarding the affect it will have on their industry.
The European Parliament has voted to impose a sales ban on all new
cosmetic products that have been tested on animals.
The 626-member European Union assembly, meeting in Strasbourg,
France, voted in favour of some 30 amendments that...