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...
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.
Organic Monitor feels that the consumption phase of cosmetic products is often being ignored by the industry in comparison to the focus on raw materials and production process, which can damage the relationship with the consumer.
As upcoming industry events in Europe and beyond turn their attention to the new EU cosmetics regulations being exercised next year, Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the key points from the new legislation.
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.
The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety has published a draft document containing opinions on kojic acid, benzisothiazolinone and nitrosamines used in cosmetic products by request of the European Commission.
The European Commission has published a guide on the safety assessment of nanomaterials to help the industry comply with article 16 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products, which is to come into force in July of next year.
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.
Following consumer reliance on eco-labels, including natural and organic logos, to identify sustainable cosmetic products, a shift is now expected in the coming years as consumers use smartphone technology to get real-time information when buying cosmetic...
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.
Although spending on ethical purchases such as organic, Fairtrade
and recycled goods is on the up in the UK, a new survey finds that
consumption of cosmetic products guaranteed not to have been tested
on animals actually fell during...
With voting due to take place for the controversial California
Senate Bill 484 on June 28, both lobby groups and industry are
readying to fight over legislation that, if passed, could have
serious repercussions for cosmetic formulation...
The Europeran Commission has launched an initiative to ensure that
all cosmetic products with a durability of more than 30 months will
have to indicate so on the labelling. The move means changes for
manufacturers of a variety of...
Industry bodies have hit back at claims by a US study team that a
chemical commonly used as a preservative in a variety of cosmetic
products may damage unborn foetuses, saying that doses are far too
small to have such an effect.
There should be no more doubts about whether or not to use that
opened tube of sun-cream you found at the back of a cupboard or the
mascara in the bottom of your handbag, asserts the European
The European Parliament has voted to impose a sales ban on all new
cosmetic products that have been tested on animals.
The 626-member European Union assembly, meeting in Strasbourg,
France, voted in favour of some 30 amendments that...