Regulation & Safety

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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What does Homeland Security want with the beauty industry? part 2

By Deanna Utroske

For cosmetics and personal care companies and those that supply the industry with its ingredients, registration and participation in the program known as CFATS could well be mandatory. And not getting involved could be costly; violating companies can...

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What does Homeland Security want with the beauty industry? part 1

By Deanna Utroske

A department initiative knows as the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program, or CFATS, requires select cosmetics manufacturers as well as ingredient suppliers and distributors to register and comply with security protocol.

Why 1,4-dioxane in cosmetics deserves more attention

Why 1,4-dioxane in cosmetics deserves more attention

By Simon Pitman

The issue of 1,4-dioxane is back in the headlines after traces of the substance were found in water supplies for Long Island, New York, but one expert fears that this attention could mean that the problem is overlooked for cosmetics formulation.

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Does the move to eradicate 1,4-dioxane go far enough?

By Simon Pitman

Although pressure to ensure 1,4-dioxane is removed from cosmetic and personal formulations is supported by a leading naturals expert the question remains as to whether the move goes far enough.

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