Regulation

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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Andean Community delays harmonization bill for safer cosmetics

By Andean Community delays harmonization bill for safer cosmetics

The Andean Community has agreed to delay the introduction of legislation designed to update regulatory framework for cosmetic and personal care products in the region for another 6 months.

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Natural Cosmetics Act to set legal definition of ‘natural’

By Deanna Utroske

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...

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What’s going on with CBD legislation for beauty?

By Simon Pitman

Ahead of the Cosmetics Design webinar ‘How to Tap into the CBD Beauty Trend the Right Way’, we caught up with our legal expert panelist to find out the latest in CBD regulation.

Regulatory Update: The California Consumer Privacy Act takes effect soon - insights from Avril Love of Tucker Ellis LLP

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Regulatory Update: The California Consumer Privacy Act takes effect soon

By Deanna Utroske

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...

Skin care - regulatory updates you do not want to miss!

Skincare Ingredients 2015

Skin care - regulatory updates you do not want to miss!

By Michelle Yeomans

The ever-changing skin care segment is seeing break-neck growth and demand for natural and anti-ageing products. Thus, keeping up with legislation on a global scale can be a challenge..

Phthalates answerable to Maine’s chemical regulation law

Phthalates answerable to Maine’s chemical regulation law

By Deanna Utroske

Companies, states, countries and consumers are increasingly conscientious about the ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products. Now Maine has proposed further regulations for products sold in that state.

The ‘global beauty consumer’ driving regulation alignment

The ‘global beauty consumer’ driving regulation alignment

By Lucy Whitehouse

The head of the Canadian Cosmetics, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA), Darren Praznik, has spoken of the increasing need for international regulatory alignment in the face of the rising ‘global consumer’. 

FDA invites comment over cosmetics labeling

FDA invites comment over cosmetics labeling

The FDA is looking for industry comment on its cosmetics labeling regulations, specifically in regard to its proposed extension of the current information collect request (ICR) in place at the moment, Chemical Watch reports.

FDA revises requirements for cosmetic pigments

FDA revises requirements for cosmetic pigments

By Michelle Yeomans

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced it is to revise the requirements of two color additives for cosmetic products in response to a petition filed by Sun Chemical Corporation.

European and US regulations – a world apart. For now…

European and US regulations – a world apart. For now…

By Andrew McDougall

Different cultures, various definitions and a global market make it difficult for regulation of cosmetic products in Europe and the US to properly align, but strides are being taken in order to sufficiently protect consumers around the world.

Friends of the Earth sue FDA over nanomaterials regulation

Friends of the Earth sue FDA over nanomaterials regulation

By Michelle Yeomans

Friends of the Earth along with half a dozen other US non-governmental organizations have filed suit against the FDA for its failure to regulate nanomaterials as requested in a petition to the FDA these groups filed in 2006.

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