With MoCRA coming into force at the end of this year, the FDA has proposed that the Office of the Chief Scientist assume primary responsibility for color certification and cosmetic regulation oversight and enforcement.
The beauty and personal care industry must acknowledge weaknesses and address them, because the gap between industry and consumers continues to widen, plagued by poorly backed claims and a raft of misinformation online, warns a cosmetic claims consultant.
CosmeticsDesign recently spoke with toxicologist Rani Ghosh and talc-free beauty brand NAPRIM founder Stefanie Lendzian for insight into the increasing prevalence of talc-free cosmetic options on US shelves.
As consumer demand for natural ingredients in personal beauty care products continues to rise, cosmetics manufacturers are considering replacing synthetic preservatives with natural alternatives – but at what cost?
Leading beauty and personal care title CosmeticsDesign has unveiled a fresh look across its three regional websites across the USA, Europe and Asia that aims to improve useability and navigation of its content.
From the FDA’s new mandatory recall authority to reporting and record-keeping requirements for serious adverse events, we caught up with attorneys from Perkins Coie on the key aspects of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act.
The teeth whitening category continues to boom as consumers worldwide seek out brighter smiles, but differing regulatory frameworks and consumer expectations mean innovation must stay broad, says a Colgate-Palmolive exec.
The Long Read: What Industry Needs to Know about MoCRA
By the end of this year, US manufacturers, packers and distributors of cosmetics will be required to comply with new legal requirements under the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA) and they need to be looking carefully at it now, says a...
Interest in natural and organic cosmetics continues to rise amidst a wider green beauty boom, but with little regulation around these two terms, certification schemes have taken on fresh importance - for industry and consumers alike.
There are strong opportunities to widen use of new approach methodologies (NAMs) for chemical risk assessments on worker safety and environmental impact of cosmetics, though regulatory acceptance will require a collaborative industry-research push, say...
Many CBD products are not actually legal under FDA regulation, but they are sweeping the US market anyways. CosmeticsDesign spoke with lawyer Tommy Tobin, associate at Perkins Coie LLP, about where CBD stands legally in the US.
Industry must continue raising its concerns around the interface between ECHA and the Cosmetics Regulation on animal testing because there are issues that need to be debated and solutions found, says the director-general of Cosmetics Europe.
In-Depth Insight from Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference (CEAC) 2021
The clean and ethical beauty movement has garnered plenty of traction in recent years, fuelled by a plethora of environmental, societal, business and consumer factors, and CosmeticsDesign-Europe has been tracking this movement closely for some time.
The European Commission’s Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability has the potential to set an example to the world if concrete actions and legislative proposals build it out into something meaningful over the coming years, says the Center for International...
The comment period on four preliminary safety opinions from the European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) addressing endocrine disruption and nano toxicity concerns has now closed.
Some cosmetic products sold in Europe still contain excessive levels of allergy-inducing fragrances when labelled and marketed as perfume-free, finds a study by the Council of Europe and its European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare...
A deep dive into CosmeticDesign's Skin Microbiome Webinar
Processed probiotics are widely used in beauty products to target the skin microbiome, but few formulations contain live bacteria strains – a concept experts say is interesting from a marketing perspective but complicated to do.
The skin microbiome continues to ignite interest as science fast advances and product innovations hit shelves, but where exactly are the biggest opportunities for industry and what will be the key challenges moving forward?
Communicating the concept and credentials of clean and ethical beauty in a market without any unanimous industry or consumer definition remains a big challenge, but there are plenty of clear opportunities when navigating this space. Scroll down to watch...
Taking place September 28 – 30, with an executive-facing program that’s all about creating sustainable beauty for a circular economy, this year’s North American edition of the SCS will be a virtual event to accommodate health and safety precautions necessary...
The government department has recently warned consumers of the risks associated with hand sanitizer products made with unapproved ingredients and called for 12 companies to stop selling unsanctioned sanitizer.
CosmeticsDesign is launching a Clean & Ethical Beauty online video series this week, compiling the latest trends, data and expert opinions on how and why the business opportunities are evolving in this growing space.
In coordination with other Canada-based organizations, the national cosmetics and personal care trade association is working to quickly scale the production of safe, effective hand sanitizer to help limit the spread of Coronavirus.
The 2-day educational event takes place next month in California and will cover a wide array of legal, technical, legislative, and regulatory updates affecting the cosmetics and personal care industry.
The bill, introduced in the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, would define and legislate the use of the word ‘natural’ and the term ‘naturally-derived’ for cosmetics and personal care labeling and marketing. Ingredient suppliers would be required...
The new data privacy law goes into effect in January 2020 and could mean a significant change in business practices for any cosmetics or personal care venture that conducts ecommerce with California residents. Late last month, Cosmetics Design spoke to...