Regulation & Safety

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. 

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.

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