Entries by Tadej Feregotto

Labelling requirements for cosmetics sold in the USA

Cosmetic products sold in the USA must comply with the labelling requirements of the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FP&L Act), and the regulations set out by the FDA under these two laws. The FD&C Act strictly prohibits the sale of adulterated or misbranded cosmetics. A […]

What you need to know when making cosmetic claims in the USA

Cosmetic claims represent an important part of cosmetic product labelling. They are a great marketing tool as they persuade consumers into choosing a certain product from a sea of many similar products. Therefore, it is crucial that the beauty brands use claims that are honest, truthful, sufficiently substantiated and appropriate for cosmetic products. Different countries […]

Chinese cosmetics regulation: 4 steps to formula compliance

One of the first steps in the cosmetic product registration process in any country is checking if the formula is compliant with the relevant cosmetics regulation. China has strict requirements regarding the cosmetic ingredients, which includes lists of prohibited and restricted ingredients for use in cosmetics. In addition, the regulation also provides guidance on the […]

Will China remove mandatory animal testing for imported non-special use cosmetics?

On May 27, 2019, National Product Administration (NMPA) has published a draft version of Administrative Measures for Filing of Non-special Use Cosmetics, which consists of 5 chapters and one attachment. The latter includes filing material requirements for non-special use cosmetics (non-SUC). The main contents of these measures cover different aspects of the filing procedure, including […]

Selling cosmetics online to China? This is what you need to know…

Cross-Border E-commerce channels have been on the rise in China over the past years, which contributed to the rapid development of the Chinese cosmetics industry. Buying cosmetics through online platforms has been a growing trend among Chinese consumers. According to the Westwin Research report on Chinese Consumer Cross-Border Purchasing Behaviour, cosmetic products are the leading […]

Ban of 2-Chloro-p-Phenylenediamine and restriction of Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine and Climbazole

On 30 April 2019, the European Commission has published new regulations amending Annexes II (prohibited substances), III (restricted substances), IV (colorants) and V (UV filters) to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products. 2-Chloro-p-Phenylenediamine ban The European Commission has banned the use of 2-Chloro-p-Phenylenediamine, its sulphate and dihydrochloride salts in eyebrow, eyelash and hair dye […]

The EU publishes new glossary of common ingredient names

On 8 May 2019, the European Commission has published Commission decision (EU) 2019/701, establishing a glossary of common ingredient names for use in the labelling of cosmetics which has replaced the old glossary of ingredients contained in Decision 96/335/EC. Article 33 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 requires a glossary, which should include International Nomenclature of […]