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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...

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...

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 for...

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Cosmetic Ingredients - April 2024

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The 2024 edition of in-cosmetics Global, which will be held in Paris from April 16 to 18, 2024, will once again be an opportunity for...

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