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China to end compulsory animal testing for imported cosmetics on May 1

China to end compulsory animal testing for imported cosmetics on May 1

Effective May 1, 2021, so-called “general cosmetics” imported in China will be exempted from animal testing. Brands will need to provide...

Brazil's Anvisa clarifies new ingredients labelling rules for cosmetics

Brazil’s Anvisa clarifies new ingredients labelling rules for cosmetics

In addition to the resolution published on November 2020 requiring the ingredient list of cosmetic products placed on the Brazilian...

Allergenic fragrances found in cosmetics sold as “perfume-free” in Europe

Allergenic fragrances found in cosmetics sold as “perfume-free” in Europe

A recent study coordinated by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) of the Council of Europe...

Brazil: Anvisa changes cosmetics labeling rules

Brazil: Anvisa changes cosmetics labeling rules

Brazil’s National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) issued a resolution requiring that the composition of hygiene products,...

Cosmetics giants say EU authorities are undermining cosmetic animal testing ban

Cosmetics giants say EU authorities are undermining cosmetic animal testing ban

Avon, L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Lush have joined Humane Society International in a public statement to oppose recent...

Might California's new regulations help upgrade confidence in beauty products?

Might California’s new regulations help upgrade confidence in beauty products?

Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation banning 24 chemicals in cosmetics, making the state of California the first in the...

California officially bans a series of toxic chemicals in cosmetics

California officially bans a series of toxic chemicals in cosmetics

By signing California Assembly Bill AB 2762 into Law, Governor Gavin Newsom made California the first in the U.S. to officially ban the...

Cruelty Free International extends support to brands selling in China

Cruelty Free International extends support to brands selling in China

The animal welfare organization is expanding its pilot scheme dedicated to help cruelty-free certified beauty firms to overcome...

Colombia to ban use of animals in cosmetics testing by 2024

Colombia to ban use of animals in cosmetics testing by 2024

President Iván Duque has enacted the bill, which was unanimously approved by Congress two months ago, making Colombia the first country...

California's Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act moves forward after Committee vote

California’s Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act moves forward after Committee vote

California’s legislature has moved forward in the approval process of the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act that aims to ban a series chemicals...

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Beauty Packaging Innovation - February 2021

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