Regulation & Safety

Study highlights rise in consumer complaints to FDA

Study highlights rise in consumer complaints to FDA

By Simon Pitman

A new study by Northwestern University highlights how the number of complaints to the FDA relating to cosmetic and personal care products more than doubled between 2015 and 2016.

Australia prepares to replace cosmetics regulation NICNAS

Australia prepares to replace cosmetics regulation NICNAS

By Natasha Spencer

The present National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) cosmetics regulation, which covers a wide range of chemicals including cosmetics, will be reformed from 1st July 2018.

Chinese regulations update: Knowledge and compliance

Chinese regulations update: Knowledge and compliance

By Natasha Spencer

As Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science prepares to provide an update on Chinese regulations at this week’s  in-cosmetics Korea in Seoul, we caught up to gain clarity on cosmetics regulations in the leading region.

Canada finalizes microbead ban

Canada finalizes microbead ban

By Deanna Utroske

The government published its Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations this month and the formal ban will go into effect in phases, beginning in January of 2018.

Will the UN instate a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics?

Will the UN instate a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics?

By Deanna Utroske

Cruelty Free International and The Body Shop have teamed up on a campaign to ask the intergovernmental organization to do just that. It’s an effort that could eventually act as a precedent for establishing other globally harmonious personal care and beauty...

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