EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

The EU publishes a draft of the new Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary On 20th of December 2018, the European Commission sent a draft notification (G/TBT/N/EU/637) to the World Trade Organization. According to the notification, the EU is establishing a new glossary of common cosmetic ingredients for use in the labelling of cosmetics.  The main objective of the draft is to unify labelling of cosmetic […]

Cosmetics regulation post-Brexit

What does BREXIT mean for cosmetic industry?

As from 30 March 2019, (withdrawal date) the United Kingdom (UK) will be considered a third country as it will no longer be a member of the EU. Brexit will have an impact on many fields, and the cosmetic industry is no exception. There are some legal repercussions, which need to be taken into account […]

Cosmetics legislation in Switzerland

Harmonization of Swiss regulation with the EU Cosmetic regulation

Since June 2014, the start of Project LARGO, Switzerland introduced many changes to its regulation. The main aim was to harmonize Swiss regulation with European Union (EU) and by doing so, opening the market, upholding bilateral treaties as well as ensuring a high level of consumers’ safety. In addition to updates on the Ordinance on […]

The use of formaldehyde in cosmetics

The use of formaldehyde in cosmetics

  Formaldehyde is classified as a carcinogen category 1B and as a mutagen category 2 under CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. This is a reclassification, which was adopted on 17 December 2013 and applied from 1st April 2015. Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing ingredients Formaldehyde is a colourless gas with a strong smell. It is quickly broken […]

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

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

Registration of first-imported non-special use cosmetics in China has been replaced by filing management. This should make exporting cosmetics to China easier as there will be less restrictions on the port of entry. The regulatory update was announced by China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) and it was expanded nationwide on November 10, 2018. Under […]