Regulation & Safety

2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards (photo courtesy of The Foundation)

2019 Fragrance Foundation Awards now open for nominations

By Deanna Utroske

The prestigious awards are given out annually at a glamourous summertime gala event in New York City. And the non-profit organization is now accepting nominations from members and non-members alike, in categories ranging from Indie Fragrance to Packaging,...

Coty wants to lead the beauty industry into a cruelty-free future

Coty wants to lead the beauty industry into a cruelty-free future

By Deanna Utroske

This week the multinational personal care, cosmetics, and fragrance maker announced a new partnership with the advocacy group behind the Leaping Bunny logo. Along with the announcement came news that the Cover Girl makeup brand has been certified by Cruelty...

J&J advances fragrance transparency

J&J advances fragrance transparency

By Deanna Utroske

As part of the company’s reformulation and relaunch of its iconic baby care products, the multinational is disclosing more ingredients—including fragrance ingredients. J&J attributes the new policy to consumers' expectation to “know 100% of the...

SC Johnson fragrance ingredient disclosure program reaches a milestone

SC Johnson fragrance ingredient disclosure program reaches a milestone

By Deanna Utroske

Consumer behavior isn’t neatly compartmentalized by industry; and the expectations of beauty shoppers aren’t limited by the practices of cosmetics and personal care makers—which is to say that SC Johnson’s latest accomplishment in scent transparency will...

Khiron Life Sciences adds CBD skin care and body care

Khiron Life Sciences adds CBD skin care and body care

By Deanna Utroske

A Colombian government institution has just given the medical cannabis company the go ahead to make, sell, and export several CBD wellness products. The announcement comes amid a wave of (incremental) progress in the Americas region towards the widespread...

ABC President explains how Brazilian biodiversity regulation works

LATAM Supplement

ABC President explains how Brazilian biodiversity regulation works

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetics Design got to talk to João Hansen, president of Brazilian cosmetic industry supplier association ABC to find out more details about how Brazil's biodiversity regulations can work to improve the environment and the industry.

PCPC 2018 legal regulatory conference

PCPC 2018 legal regulatory conference

By Simon Pitman

The PCPC has unveiled the program for its 2018 legal regulatory conference, which includes key topics such as avoiding legal ‘hellholes’, animal testing, employment law and California Prop 65.

Hanbul Cosmetics gets FDA warning letter

Hanbul Cosmetics gets FDA warning letter

By Simon Pitman

South Korean beauty player Hanbul Cosmetics has received a warning letter from the FDA stating that they are marketing non-compliant products.

LAPD seizes massive haul of contaminated cosmetics

LAPD seizes massive haul of contaminated cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that it has seized a consignment of cosmetic products valued at $700,000, which is said to have contained traces of faeces and bacteria.

Is Latin America about to turn the page on animal testing?

Is Latin America about to turn the page on animal testing?

By Simon Pitman

In the LATAM region, the topic of animal testing on cosmetics is still fairly fresh, but if public opinion in Chile is anything to go by, the pressure to ban it could be on if a new poll on public opinion in Chile is anything to go by.

Virginia bans animal testing

Virginia bans animal testing

By Deanna Utroske

On Tuesday, the state passed legislation requiring cosmetics and personal care makers to use alternate forms of testing, and authorizing the Attorney General to enforce the ban and fine violators.

FDA prepares for public meeting on cosmetics regulation

FDA prepares for public meeting on cosmetics regulation

By Deanna Utroske

Each year, the US Food and Drug Administration participates in a summit of global cosmetics regulatory authorities. In advance of that, the FDA holds a meeting in the US to gather public input on topics relevant to regulating beauty and personal care...

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The Body Shop launches new campaign for UN animal testing ban

By Deanna Utroske

The Natura brand is, for the first time, promoting its animal testing ban initiative in public spaces in the US. The company is hoping to inspire millions of people to sign a petition calling on the United Nations to end animal testing of cosmetics and...

Fire devastates private label beauty maker Verla International

Fire devastates private label beauty maker Verla International

By Deanna Utroske

Explosions and fire destroyed the company’s manufacturing and contract filling facility in New Windsor, New York, yesterday. Several employees were injured and at least one lost his life. Now, regulatory compliance investigations are underway.

Soil Association on COSMOS certification: 'Consider long-term strategy'

Special Newsletter: Natural and organic labelling

Soil Association on COSMOS certification: 'Consider long-term strategy'

By Lucy Whitehouse

We caught up with the Soil Association, the UK's leading farming charity and organic certification body, on the COSMOS certification, the current state of the natural and organic beauty market, and what brands need to do to stay ahead of the competition.

How to stop confusing consumers with organic and natural labelling

Special Newsletter: Natural and Organic Labelling

Why consumers struggle with natural and organic labelling and how to fix it

By Simon Pitman

Natural and organic labelling claims, certification and branding are confusing enough even for industry professionals, so imagine how consumers feel. We spoke to Ecovia Intelligence-founder Amarjit Sahota to find out how things can be simplified.

Alibaba counterfeit products

Alibaba teams up to remove counterfeit products

By Natasha Spencer

French luxury group, Kering, and e-commerce marketplace, Alibaba Group, partner to engage in joint enforcement actions to prevent online and offline cosmetics infringements and protect intellectual property rights. 

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