Product safety blog - Cosmetics
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Cosmetics industry associations support United Nations Plastics treaty
On 2 March 2022, four regional and thirty-three national cosmetics industry associations from across the globe released a Position Paper in support of a global United Nations Plastics treaty. This comes in response to a Resolution reached on the same day at the UN Environment Assembly, with the support of 175 nations, calling for treaty implementation by 2024.
PFAS: forever chemicals, forever causing concern?
Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), often referred to as “forever chemicals” are a complex and expanding group of man-made chemicals found in a variety of products used by consumers and industry. The chemicals have recently been under the scrutiny of various stakeholders across the globe, culminating in a series of international noteworthy legal and regulatory developments, because of their alleged impact on health.
Public access to ECHA’s chemicals database on substances of very high concern: improved consumer and supply chain awareness or heightened legal risks?
Recently, the European Chemicals Agency database of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) has been opened to allow the public to access it. The database lists details of articles containing SVHCs across a broad range of product categories, from food, footwear to foodstuffs. However, this development brings with it both opportunities, but also risks.
Europe’s cannabis products regulatory regime. Part 2: Cosmetics - ironing out the regulatory wrinkles
Consumer interest and demand continues to rise in the CBD marketplace. Cosmetic manufactures are, as always, looking at ways to support consumer demand while adhering to product safety and regulatory compliance. The fluid regulatory landscape can feel challenging to both companies that already implement CBD into their products, and also to companies that are new to the CBD cosmetics market.