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All cosmetic products can now apply for the EU Ecolabel

All cosmetic products can now apply for the EU Ecolabel

So far limited to so-called “rinse off cosmetic products”, the EU Ecolabel can now be used for all cosmetic categories, including skin...

Mexico's Senate unanimously votes to ban animal testing for cosmetic products

Mexico’s Senate unanimously votes to ban animal testing for cosmetic products

Mexican Senate approved a reform to the General Health Law to prohibit the use of animal testing for cosmetic products. Mexico will...

Cosmetics brands campaign against ECHA to maintain EU's ban on animal testing

Cosmetics brands campaign against ECHA to maintain EU’s ban on animal testing

In association with several international animal rights advocacy groups, The Body Shop and Dove are joining forces to call for laws...

USA: Study prompts Senate bill to ban PFAS in cosmetic products

USA: Study prompts Senate bill to ban PFAS in cosmetic products

A study revealing the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS) in certain makeup products sold in North America...

China to end compulsory animal testing for imported cosmetics on May 1

China to end compulsory animal testing for imported cosmetics on May 1

Effective May 1, 2021, so-called “general cosmetics” imported in China will be exempted from animal testing. Brands will need to provide...

Brazil's Anvisa clarifies new ingredients labelling rules for cosmetics

Brazil’s Anvisa clarifies new ingredients labelling rules for cosmetics

In addition to the resolution published on November 2020 requiring the ingredient list of cosmetic products placed on the Brazilian...

Allergenic fragrances found in cosmetics sold as “perfume-free” in Europe

Allergenic fragrances found in cosmetics sold as “perfume-free” in Europe

A recent study coordinated by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) of the Council of Europe...

Brazil: Anvisa changes cosmetics labeling rules

Brazil: Anvisa changes cosmetics labeling rules

Brazil’s National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) issued a resolution requiring that the composition of hygiene products,...

Cosmetics giants say EU authorities are undermining cosmetic animal testing ban

Cosmetics giants say EU authorities are undermining cosmetic animal testing ban

Avon, L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Lush have joined Humane Society International in a public statement to oppose recent...

Might California's new regulations help upgrade confidence in beauty products?

Might California’s new regulations help upgrade confidence in beauty products?

Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation banning 24 chemicals in cosmetics, making the state of California the first in the...

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Omnichannel retail: What are the new areas of expression for...

Omnichannel retail: What are the new areas of expression for perfume?

Today, online and offline retail cohabit and influence one another; the gap between physical and digital is closing as technology...

A multi-benefit ingredient for preservation and silicone-free...

A multi-benefit ingredient for preservation and silicone-free emulsions

On the surface, preservatives and silicones have little in common besides famously being targets of the ‘free-from’ and clean beauty...

Cosmetic Ingredients - October 2021

Cosmetic Ingredients - October 2021

As a result of the various confinements, new skincare practices have emerged, often inspired by Japanese concepts. Our vision of beauty...

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