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No more methylisothiazolinone in leave-on cosmetics

No more methylisothiazolinone in leave-on cosmetics

Following discussions with the European Society of Contact Dermatitis (ESCD), Cosmetics Europe recommends that the use of...

France: about 500,000 tons of nanomaterials placed on the market

France: about 500,000 tons of nanomaterials placed on the market

Substances intended for use in the formulation of cosmetics come in the top three of nanomaterials placed on the French market in 2012....

Animal testing: Asia shows growing interest for alternatives

Animal testing: Asia shows growing interest for alternatives

The full ban on animal tests performed for the development of cosmetic products, which was enacted in Europe last March, has led many...

The hassle of importing cosmetics into China

The hassle of importing cosmetics into China

Chinese importation rules for cosmetics are known for their complexity, in particular because the regulatory framework is constantly...

Fragrance allergens: Is the "worst case scenario" away?

Fragrance allergens: Is the "worst case scenario" away?

Since the publication by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS), a scientific body advising the European Commission, of an...

European Commission plans to restrict the use of MCI and MI

European Commission plans to restrict the use of MCI and MI

The European Commission envisages restricting the use of methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI) and methylisothiazolinone (MI). The use of...

The European cosmetics regulation enters into force

The European cosmetics regulation enters into force

The new Cosmetics Regulation, which was adopted in 2009, entered into force on 11 July 2013 following a transition period to allow the...

Commissioner Borg sees “first signs of acceptance of alternative methods in China”

Commissioner Borg sees “first signs of acceptance of alternative methods in China”

Animal testing is one of the major discrepancy between the Chinese and European regulations on cosmetic products and EU Commissioner...

Serious Adverse Effects: “The implementation of specific procedures is essential”

Serious Adverse Effects: “The implementation of specific procedures is essential”

As of July 11, 2013, date of entry into force of the new EU cosmetic Regulations, both brands and distributors will be required to...

European Union: Full ban on animal testing for cosmetics enters into force

European Union: Full ban on animal testing for cosmetics enters into force

Today the last deadline to phase out animal testing for cosmetic products in Europe enters into force. As of today, cosmetics tested on...

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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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