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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...

Animal testing: EU Commission confirms full ban will take effect in March

Animal testing: EU Commission confirms full ban will take effect in March

Animal defence organisations have warmly congratulated the EU Commission after having received confirmation from Commissioner Tonio...

Animal testing: the future Commissioner commits to introduce full ban

Animal testing: the future Commissioner commits to introduce full ban

Tonio Borg, who should succeed to John Dali as European Commissioner for Health, has announced its commitment to conclude the...

China strengthens regulations governing cosmetics for children

China strengthens regulations governing cosmetics for children

China’s SFDA recently strengthened the rules applicable to cosmetics specifically intended for children under 12 years of age. Specific...

Customs Union Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan: placing cosmetics on the market

Customs Union Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan: placing cosmetics on the market

Since the 1st of July, companies exporting cosmetic products to the Customs Union comprising Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan must comply...

France to assess environmental information one year test

France to assess environmental information one year test

After one year of experimentation, French companies are now assessing the environmental information tested on some of their products....

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Cosmetic Ingredients - April 2022

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