Regulatory view on the use of CBD and other cannabis derivatives in cosmetics

In the past year, there has been a significant rise of the CBD-containing cosmetic products, as well as other cannabis derived ingredients, such as cannabis sativa seed (hemp) oil. CBD has become one of the most popular new cosmetic ingredients, which lead to an abundance of CBD cosmetics – from oils, serums, creams to even […]

China’s first-imported non-special use cosmetics filing management

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 […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

The EU Commission amends Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009

According to the Article 15 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, substances, which have been classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) of category 1A, category 1B or category 2 under Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CMR substances) are prohibited for use in cosmetics. However, a CMR substance may […]

China’s first-imported non-special use cosmetics filing management

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 […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

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 […]