policy & regulation

06 Dec 2023
--- A coalition addresses concerns raised by proposed EU regulations that could restrict explicit environmental claims on personal care products containing hazardous substances. In a joint effort to preserve transparent... Read More
23 Nov 2023
--- Symrise is dealt another blow in its quest to fend off regulators ordering the cosmetic manufacturer to perform animal testing on two of its ingredients targeting sun care products. The German cosmetics manufacturer appealed... Read More
22 Nov 2023
--- Health care to hair care is in sharp focus as, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signs a Health Equity and Opportunity legislative package into law, reinforcing the state’s commitment to gender inclusivity and providing... Read More
21 Nov 2023
--- European regulatory watchdog agencies are building up a science-backed case to ban the use of octocrylene, a widely-used skin care and sunblock ingredient. Currently flagged as a potential endocrine disruptor, it is under... Read More
13 Nov 2023
--- In a comprehensive safety review of various cosmetic ingredients, the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has recently assessed the safety of water-soluble zinc salts, benzyl... Read More
09 Nov 2023
--- Two substances commonly formulated into beauty products have come under heightened focus of the UK’s Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS). The government agency’s Scientific Advisory Group On Chemical... Read More
09 Nov 2023
--- The US FDA has granted cosmetics manufacturers more time to prepare for the enforcement of new regulations under the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA). A six-month delay has been issued, allowing... Read More
03 Nov 2023
--- The revision of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) Regulation has been removed from next year’s European Commission’s (EC) agenda. In response, the European Environmental... Read More
25 Oct 2023
--- The US FDA has unveiled the Structured Product Labeling (SPL) Implementation Guide with Validation Procedures, now encompassing cosmetic facility registrations and product listings in a stride toward enhancing regulatory... Read More
24 Oct 2023
--- The European Chemicals Agency has released Hungary’s proposal to classify sodium chlorite as a potential health and aquatic hazard, a move that could jeopardize the use of this chemical in various products, including... Read More
23 Oct 2023
--- A controversial bill introduced in Congress last week on behalf of leading household cleaning product manufacturers has raised concerns that it may deny US citizens the right to know about toxic chemicals in their cleaning... Read More
18 Oct 2023
--- The US FDA has proposed a ban on certain harmful chemicals in hair smoothing or hair straightening products. The administration’s proposal would ban formaldehyde and other formaldehyde-releasing chemicals as an... Read More
17 Oct 2023
--- NGOs are branding the European Commission’s (EC) expected decision to backtrack on animal welfare reforms within this political term as a “democratic failure.” A leaked 2024 work program — set to be... Read More
16 Oct 2023
--- Despite being banned by a global treaty, hazardous mercury-added skin-lightening products (SLPs) are still sold worldwide by some of the biggest online retailers to unsuspecting consumers, according to a new Zero Mercury... Read More
12 Oct 2023
--- US Silicon Valley-based product lifecycle management (PLM) provider Centric Software and regulatory compliance provider FoodChain ID, are joining forces to create an integrated platform that screens ingredients throughout... Read More
11 Oct 2023
--- All public and private companies with a greater annual revenue than US$1 billion in California, US, will be required to disclose their Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions publicly. Senate Bill 253, “the nation’s first... Read More
06 Oct 2023
--- The Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) yesterday published “Cosmetic products: exemption process for CMR substances,” a guide on allowing the use of carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic substances... Read More
02 Oct 2023
--- The National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) China has published the “Technical Guiding Principles for Children’s Cosmetics,” which details trade name, formula, labeling and safety assessment... Read More
27 Sep 2023
--- The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has published its final opinion on methyl salicylate use in children’s products under and over six years. They concluded the chemical is safe in toothpaste for... Read More
22 Sep 2023
--- The EU Commission (EC) has reacted to a joint letter sent last week, signed by various cosmetics and food supplier countries critiquing the EU regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR) for establishing a... Read More