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The lowdown on colour regulation in Europe

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The lowdown on colour regulation in Europe

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Colour plays a vital role in the cosmetics industry, but manufacturers can sometimes be faced with the challenges that arise from the regulations surrounding colour and colourants. Here we sat down with the Cosmetics Toiletry and Perfumery Association...

The New Cosmetic Regulation: What changes?

The New Cosmetic Regulation: What changes?

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Last week Cosmetics Regulation which was adopted in 2009 finally went into complete action replacing the Cosmetics Directive of 1976 that used to rule cosmetics products in the European Union. Here, Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the major changes.

CTPA reiterates safety of MI in cosmetics

CTPA reiterates safety of MI in cosmetics

By Chris BARKER

The organization has stated that the cosmetic preservative MI is safe for consumers to use, despite claims that it can be linked to increasing numbers of allergies in the general population.

CTPA: Avoid unrealistic scare stories, cosmetics are safe

CTPA: Avoid unrealistic scare stories, cosmetics are safe

By Andrew McDougall

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has branded media reports of a recent study into triclosan use in cosmetics as ‘scare stories’ that do not reflect reality and reiterated the safety of cosmetic products.

US Congress to take a look at toxic chemicals in cosmetics

US Congress to take a look at toxic chemicals in cosmetics

By Andrew McDougall

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has called the first official Congressional hearing on cosmetics safety in more than 30 years following recent debates over the levels of certain ‘toxic’ chemicals present in cosmetic products.

French agency suggests limiting use of aluminium in cosmetics

French agency suggests limiting use of aluminium in cosmetics

By Andrew McDougall

The French Health Products Safety Agency (Afssaps) has suggested that the maximum concentration of aluminium in cosmetic products should be lowered and that consumers should be made more aware of the potential dangers, following its recent risk assessment.

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