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SLS is widely used in shampoos and soaps for its cleansing and foaming properties  (Image: Getty)

Exploring EU regulations: SLS in cosmetics

By Kirsty Doolan

As the final story in our three-part series about regulations for the most misunderstood cosmetics and personal care ingredients, we focus on sodium lauryl sulfate, known as SLS. We explore why this ingredient was in the spotlight, and speak to regulatory...

In Europe, mineral oil is tightly regulated for use in cosmetics (Image: Getty)

Exploring EU regulations: Mineral oil in cosmetics

By Kirsty Doolan

As the second story in our three-part series about regulations for the most misunderstood cosmetic and personal care ingredients, we spoke to regulatory consultant at regulations and testing company CE.Way, Taja Plut, about the current scientific understanding...

It's been a regulations-packed year for the cosmetics and personal care industry (Image: Getty)

Cosmetic regulations round-up: 2023

By Kirsty Doolan

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...

Parabens in beauty products: EU law

Exploring EU regulations: Parabens

By Kirsty Doolan

As the first in a three-part series on the most misunderstood cosmetic and personal care ingredients, we explore the current scientific understanding of the use of parabens in cosmetics, with a specific focus on the EU’s Regulation 1223/2009 framework.

Fragrance brand Bastille Parfums has implemented RFID technology for its new fragrance launch

Implementing RFID technology in the supply chain

By Kirsty Doolan

With transparency under the microscope due to sustainability demands, issues with counterfeiting, and the upcoming Digital Product Passport initiative, RFID is in the spotlight again.

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Notino named Europe’s top cross-border beauty player

By Kirsty Doolan

Cross-Border Commerce Europe has just released its 'Top 250 Fashion & Beauty Retail Europe' report, which ranks the top online fashion and beauty retailers and marketplaces across the EU, UK, Switzerland and Norway.

Greece beauty market showing recovery signs

Greece beauty market showing recovery signs

By Simon Pitman

Greece has been undergoing a pronounced and prolonged downturn that has hit all aspects of the economy, but latest retail figures show that beauty is playing a part in the gradual recovery process.