Regulation & Safety

Andean Community delays harmonization bill for safer cosmetics

Andean Community delays harmonization bill for safer cosmetics

By Andean Community delays harmonization bill for safer cosmetics

The Andean Community has agreed to delay the introduction of legislation designed to update regulatory framework for cosmetic and personal care products in the region for another 6 months.

Sozio to share transparent fragrance ingredient lists

Sozio to share transparent fragrance ingredient lists

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the fragrance supplier launched a line of Clean Label fragrance formulas and in the interest of ingredient transparency will share a list all raw materials in each scent with their customers.

Natural Cosmetics Act to set legal definition of ‘natural’

Natural Cosmetics Act to set legal definition of ‘natural’

By Deanna Utroske

The bill, introduced in the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, would define and legislate the use of the word ‘natural’ and the term ‘naturally-derived’ for cosmetics and personal care labeling and marketing. Ingredient suppliers would be required...

Clean beauty ingredient certification has arrived

Clean beauty ingredient evaluation progam has arrived

By Deanna Utroske

Amy Ziff, founder of certification program Made Safe, announced the new ingredient evaluation program called Nontoxic Certified last week at the Raise the Green Bar Summit in New York City.

What’s going on with CBD legislation for beauty?

What’s going on with CBD legislation for beauty?

By Simon Pitman

Ahead of the Cosmetics Design webinar ‘How to Tap into the CBD Beauty Trend the Right Way’, we caught up with our legal expert panelist to find out the latest in CBD regulation.

Regulatory Update: The California Consumer Privacy Act takes effect soon - insights from Avril Love of Tucker Ellis LLP

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Regulatory Update: The California Consumer Privacy Act takes effect soon

By Deanna Utroske

The new data privacy law goes into effect in January 2020 and could mean a significant change in business practices for any cosmetics or personal care venture that conducts ecommerce with California residents. Late last month, Cosmetics Design spoke to...

CBD product makers should be mindful of FDA guidelines, says Kline

CBD product makers should be mindful of FDA guidelines, says Kline

By Deanna Utroske

Following the FDA's public hearing on Scientific Data and Information about Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds on May 31, the Kline consulting and research firm issued a media release highlighting 3 points of which cosmetics...

Cosmetics in China: regulatory updates by COSMED

Cosmetics in China: regulatory updates by COSMED

By Lucy Whitehouse

Cosmed, a professional association for the beauty industry, here presents its latest insights in the China market for beauty players: e-commerce, new draft regulation, animal testing and more.

Ingredients players come up with smart solutions to CBD regulation

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Ingredients players come up with smart solutions to CBD regulation

By Simon Pitman

While regulators in the United States and the EU continue to mull laws that might enable the development of the hemp industry, cosmetic and personal care ingredient players have come up with intriguing ways of circumnavigating existing regulations.

Avon backs campaign to stop LATAM animal testing

Avon backs campaign to stop LATAM animal testing

By Simon Pitman

Avon is one of the biggest cosmetic and personal care players to back a Humane Society International campaign to ban the testing of animals on ingredients and products in the LATAM region.

New legislation in Canada advances likelihood of animal testing ban

New legislation in Canada advances likelihood of animal testing ban

By Deanna Utroske

On Friday, Conservative MP Marylyn Gladu (who represents Sarina—Lambton, Ontario) moved to have a bill read that would effectively ban the sale and manufacture of cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients tested on animals. Advocates are calling this legislative...

2019 Fragrance Foundation Awards now open for nominations

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

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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.