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Brazil: ANVISA agrees to simplify the regulations of cosmetics for children

Brazil: ANVISA agrees to simplify the regulations of cosmetics for children

The Brazilian Association of personal hygiene, perfumery and cosmetics (ABIHPEC) announced on July 3 another regulatory breakthrough...

Nanoparticles: What is the meaning of the complaint of the French consumer watchdog?

Nanoparticles: What is the meaning of the complaint of the French consumer watchdog?

French consumer watchdog UFC-Que Choisir has decided to file a complaint against nine manufacturers that it accuses of concealment. The...

Natural and organic cosmetics: The new ISO standard continues to be debated

Natural and organic cosmetics: The new ISO standard continues to be debated

The ISO 16128 standard for the international harmonization of definitions for natural and organic cosmetic products and their...

Scientists recommend avoiding the use of triclosan and triclocarban in consumer products

Scientists recommend avoiding the use of triclosan and triclocarban in consumer products

In a statement published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, over 200 scientists and medical professionals say that...

Sunscreens and aluminium salts, the FEBEA takes the floor

Sunscreens and aluminium salts, the FEBEA takes the floor

At a time when certain substances used in cosmetics, are making the headlines, the FEBEA (French trade association representing...

Brazil: Anvisa updates definition and labelling rules for sun products

Brazil: Anvisa updates definition and labelling rules for sun products

Brazil’s National Agency for Health Surveillance (Anvisa) recently published a new regulation (RDC 126/2016) providing a new definition...

Zinc oxide makes official entry into the list of UV filters approved in the EU

Zinc oxide makes official entry into the list of UV filters approved in the EU

The European Commission has added zinc oxide - in both its nano and non-nano forms - to Annex VI of the EU Cosmetics Regulation, thus...

Audit of cosmetics advertising practices shows high compliance level

Audit of cosmetics advertising practices shows high compliance level

An independent audit of cosmetics advertisements on television and print in media across six European countries conducted by the...

Cosmetics under fire: What is the impact on consumers and the industry?

Cosmetics under fire: What is the impact on consumers and the industry?

After Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), which targeted baby cosmetics, French consumers action group UFC-Que Choisir made a...

USA: Ban on microplastic beans in rinsed-off cosmetics

USA: Ban on microplastic beans in rinsed-off cosmetics

On Monday, December 28, 2015, President Obama signed into law the bill H.R. 1321 phasing out the production and sale in the USA of...

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China: 11 regulations to implement the New Cosmetic Regulatory...

China: 11 regulations to implement the New Cosmetic Regulatory Framework

China has implemented the new overarching Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR) on Jan 1, 2021 and a brand-...

Hydagen Clean - The latest addition to BASF’s biopolymer portfolio

Hydagen Clean - The latest addition to BASF's biopolymer portfolio

BASF has been systematically expanding its range of nature-base polymers to meet consumer demand for personal care products that are...

Beauty Packaging Innovation - February 2021

Beauty Packaging Innovation - February 2021

Whether made of concrete, ceramic, glass, aluminium, and plastic (but recycled, plant-based and / or compostable), beauty packaging is...

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