Entries by Tadej Feregotto


EU reach published in December 2006 EU REACH is covered in the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, which was published in December 2006 and entered into force in June 2007. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. EU REACH streamlines and improves the former legislative framework on chemicals in the EU. EU REACH […]

Cosmetics animal testing in the EU

Cosmetics animal testing The ban of cosmetic testing on animals was already announced in the 7thAmendment of the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC and since 11th March 2013 a total marketing ban of products tested on animals applies. The animal testing prohibition is also extended to all beauty and hygiene products tested on animals outside the EU, which […]

New bans, restrictions and SCCS opinions published in July

EU cosmetics regulation changes A Few EU cosmetics regulation changes have happened in the EU cosmetics in July in the field of prohibited and restricted substances. The mixture of Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone can’t be used anymore in leave-on products since 16th July, while the mixture can still be used in rinse-off products at a maximum […]

Estimated “e” symbol on cosmetic product labels

Cosmetic product labels Estimated Symbol European Union is an average fill market, meaning that that cosmetic (and other) products on average shouldn’t contain less than the nominal quantity written on the label. United States, on the other hand, are a minimum fill country. You can see the Estimeted or “e” symbol (the correct name of the […]