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European Regulations for sunscreen products

Although summer may seem far off, if you’re planning to launch a sunscreen product campaign in Europe during that season, it’s important to begin familiarising yourself with the regulations that apply to sunscreens. Understanding these rules is crucial as they will significantly influence the formulation of your product. Sunscreen product classification in Europe Unlike other …

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Nanomaterials in cosmetics: Safety assessment and regulatory considerations

What are nanomaterials? Regulation  (EC) 1223/2009 (click here for the current consolidated version)  describes nanomaterials as:  “any insoluble or biopersistent and intentionally manufactured material having one or more external dimensions, or an internal structure, measuring from 1 to 100 nm” Furthermore, the Commission Recommendation of 18 October 2011 elaborates on this definition: ‘Nanomaterial’ means a …

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Requirements for Packaging, Circular Economy, Environmental Label, and Plastic Tax in Spain

On December 28, 2022, Royal Decree 1055/2022 was published in the Official State Gazette, focusing on Packaging and Packaging Waste. The aims of this decree are twofold: first, to align Spain’s packaging legislation with the new extended producer responsibility scheme initiated by the European Union, which now encompasses industrial and commercial packaging; and second, to …

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Guide to the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) 

Scientific committees and agencies supporting consumer safety and public health: Key players within the European Commission There are two independent non-food scientific committees, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) and the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER), which provide the European Commission with scientific advice on matters related to consumer safety, …

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A Comprehensive Guide to Global Cosmetic Regulations: Understanding Key Policies Worldwide

Cosmetic regulations in China In the article on our blog, we delve into the Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR), which took effect on January 1, 2021. This new regulation outlines the requirements for selling cosmetic products and ingredients in the Chinese market, renowned for its high turnover and growth in the beauty sector. The …

Cosmetics Classification in Europe: Case Studies – Taobe Consulting

Exploring the classification of cosmetics in Europe is crucial for manufacturers and brand owners looking to enter the European market. A key question they face is whether their product fits the definition of a “cosmetic product” under the EU Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009. Understanding this classification from the outset is vital. The EU Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 …

Regulatory Compliance for Candles and Room Fragrances: Navigating the Market

Candles and room diffusers have become significant market players, and it’s crucial to stay informed about the ever-evolving regulatory landscape surrounding them. Let’s explore the specific regulations that need our attention and discuss effective strategies for introducing these products to the market. PCN Notification and UFI Code of Hazardous Mixtures: An Introduction The CLP Regulation …