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North America on the way to ban plastic microbeads in cosmetics

North America on the way to ban plastic microbeads in cosmetics

In the wake of Illinois, several North American states have voted or are considering measures to prohibit plastic microbeads in...

USA: What's in the Personal Care Products Safety Act ?

USA: What’s in the Personal Care Products Safety Act ?

Senators Dianne Feinstein (Democrats, California) and Susan Collins (Republicans, Maine) recently introduced the Personal Care Products...

UEAPME, IFRA and Cosmebio recommend a pragmatic approach to labelling of fragrance allergens

UEAPME, IFRA and Cosmebio recommend a pragmatic approach to labelling of fragrance...

In a common position paper, UEAPME, the employers’ organisation representing small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe, the...

Cosmed calls for a simplification of the Cosmetics Regulation

Cosmed calls for a simplification of the Cosmetics Regulation

On the occasion of the visit to France on 16 and 17 February of Franz Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission and...

Brazilian health agency simplifies registration of cosmetic products

Brazilian health agency simplifies registration of cosmetic products

Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (in Portuguese, Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, ANVISA) recently published new rules...

Ban on cosmetics animal testing makes progress around the world

Ban on cosmetics animal testing makes progress around the world

While 2014 has been marked by dramatic progresses towards a ban on a animal testing for cosmetics in several countries, including...

Australia bans commercial sunbeds over cancer fears

Australia bans commercial sunbeds over cancer fears

Most Australian states and territories are banning commercial sunbeds from the 1st of January 2015, in a crackdown on artificial...

High Court refers questions about the scope of the ban on animal testing of cosmetics to the ECJ

High Court refers questions about the scope of the ban on animal testing of cosmetics to the...

In a recent judgment, the High Court of Justice of England and Wales has asked the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to rule on the...

The Sunscreen Innovation Act: What is changing?

The Sunscreen Innovation Act: What is changing?

Following on from Senate approval in October and unanimous consent by the House of Representatives in November, the Sunscreen...

Plastic microbeads: Australia to stop; ban is on governor's office in New Jersey

Plastic microbeads: Australia to stop; ban is on governor’s office in New Jersey

The end of the plastic beads in cosmetics seems to be closer than ever. Several pieces of legislation intending to prohibit their use...

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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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