Regulation

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Digital symposium recap: IBA Spring Cosmetic Convergence

By Cassandra Stern

Key members of the Independent Beauty Association’s team shared their highlights from the organization’s recent digital symposium, which provided a comprehensive look into the latest regulatory, sustainability, and technological developments impacting...

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2023 Regulatory Roundup: MoCRA

By Cassandra Stern

Updated deadlines, the announcement of a newly developed draft submission portal, and the release of several different draft guidance documents are just some of the developments that have occurred this year regarding MoCRA’s implementation of cosmetic...

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Q&A: Key takeaways from the 2023 PCPC Legal & Regulatory Conference

By Cassandra Stern

This year’s convention featured over a dozen different scheduled seminars covering a myriad of pressing issues in the regulation of personal care products including PFAS, clean beauty, sunscreens, international issues, and MoCRA legislation, and was the...

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Lawyers on what the cosmetics industry needs to know about MoCRA

By Cassandra Stern

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.

Industry and consumers have a plethora of certifications and standards that can be used for natural and organic cosmetics [Getty Images]

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Natural and organic cosmetics: An overview of certification options

By Tjaša Grum, CE.way Regulatory Consultants

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.

New approach methodologies (NAMs) have already been well-proven for animal-free cosmetic product and ingredient safety testing, but should now be accepted as 'scientifically robust' for testing worker safety and environmental impact [Getty Images]

Next-gen methods can 'transform' chemical risk assessment: Experts

By Kacey Culliney

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...

CosmeticsDesign's global Clean & Ethical Beauty video series takes a deep dive into why this movement matters and key opportunities and challenges facing industry (Getty Images)

Special edition: Clean & Ethical – ‘Better for you, better for the planet’ beauty

Clean & Ethical Beauty: Why it matters, who is acting and what the future holds

By Kacey Culliney

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.

CosmeticsDesign Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series Episode 4: Getting the message right

30-MINUTE WATCH – EPISODE 4

Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series Episode 4: Getting the message right

By Kacey Culliney

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...

2020 Sustainable Cosmetics Summit zeros in on circularity

2020 Sustainable Cosmetics Summit zeros in on circularity

By Deanna Utroske

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...

Health Canada recalls unsafe hand sanitizer products

Health Canada recalls unsafe hand sanitizer products

By Deanna Utroske

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.