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Preservatives: The EU Commission further restricts the scope of possibilities

Preservatives: The EU Commission further restricts the scope of possibilities

The European Commission has lowered the maximum concentrations allowed for two parabens in cosmetic products and has prohibited their...

French justice imposes a fine on perfumery "pirates"

French justice imposes a fine on perfumery "pirates"

Over €1.2 million! This is the fine imposed on Pin by the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris last April 11. What for? For illicitly...

Ukraine: A new regulation for cosmetic products?

Ukraine: A new regulation for cosmetic products?

In August 2010, Ukraine adopted a new Technical Regulation on the safety of cosmetic products, which is scheduled to come into force in...

The perfumery industry faces a harsh regulatory environment

The perfumery industry faces a harsh regulatory environment

"Fragrances, a threatened indulgence?" This was the theme that gathered more than 100 insiders of the French and European cosmetics...

Access to genetic resources: the European Parliament votes new rules

Access to genetic resources: the European Parliament votes new rules

On 11 March 2014, the European Parliament voted to adopt the “Regulation on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable...

Australian senator introduces legislation to end animal tests on cosmetics

Australian senator introduces legislation to end animal tests on cosmetics

Australian Green Senator Lee Rhiannon has introduced a bill to ban the testing and sale of cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients that have...

USA: A step forward towards the end of cosmetic testing on animals?

USA: A step forward towards the end of cosmetic testing on animals?

Representative Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, has introduced a Bill that would prohibit animal testing in the U.S. cosmetics...

Fragrance allergens: the measures proposed by the EU Commission

Fragrance allergens: the measures proposed by the EU Commission

The European Commission has published its proposed measures related to potential fragrance allergens. A public consultation has been...

Japan and the USA under pressure to end animal testing for cosmetics

Japan and the USA under pressure to end animal testing for cosmetics

Cruelty Free International and The Body Shop have presented a petition containing one million signatures to the Japanese Minister of...

Sao Paulo to ban animal testing for cosmetics

Sao Paulo to ban animal testing for cosmetics

The State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, has just passed a law banning animal experiments in the cosmetics sector. Violations of the law can be...

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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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