Entries by Tadej Feregotto

Brexit & EU and UK cosmetics regulation

Last week the UK confirmed that agreed Brexit deal between the EU and the UK, and today it was also confirmed by the EU parliament, which means that Brexit will take place as scheduled – on 31.1.2020. What does this mean for your EU and UK cosmetics compliance and of course sales of your cosmetic […]

New amendments and corrections to Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009

The European commission has adopted several substances, which have been classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction (CMR) to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009. Salicylic acid Salicylic acid (2-hydroxy-benzoic acid) has been classified as a CMR substance of category 2 but it fulfils conditions laid down in Article 15 of the Cosmetics Regulation and can […]

Labelling requirements for cosmetics sold in Canada

Labelling requirements for cosmetic products sold in Canada are described in the following regulations: the Food and Drugs Act and the Cosmetic Regulations the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act and Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations the Hazardous Products Act and the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulation The Food and Drugs Act and the Cosmetic Regulations […]

Canadian Cosmetic Notification Form (CFN)

According to Canadian Cosmetic Regulations, all cosmetic products that are sold in Canada, must be notified to Health Canada. Canada defines a cosmetic as ‘’any substance or mixture of substances manufactured, sold or represented for use in cleansing, improving or altering the complexion, skin, hair or teeth, and includes deodorants and perfumes.” In cases where […]

Cosmetic ingredient Hotlist

Health Canada maintains a Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist (Hotlist), which includes a list of ingredients, that are prohibited for use in cosmetics and a list of ingredients, that are restricted for use in cosmetics. Hotlist is a science-based administrative tool that is updated whenever new scientific data becomes available. In such cases, the safety assessment of […]

Labelling requirements for cosmetics sold in the USA

Cosmetic products sold in the USA must comply with the labelling requirements of the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FP&L Act), and the regulations set out by the FDA under these two laws. The FD&C Act strictly prohibits the sale of adulterated or misbranded cosmetics. A […]

What you need to know when making cosmetic claims in the USA

Cosmetic claims represent an important part of cosmetic product labelling. They are a great marketing tool as they persuade consumers into choosing a certain product from a sea of many similar products. Therefore, it is crucial that the beauty brands use claims that are honest, truthful, sufficiently substantiated and appropriate for cosmetic products. Different countries […]

Chinese cosmetics regulation: 4 steps to formula compliance

One of the first steps in the cosmetic product registration process in any country is checking if the formula is compliant with the relevant cosmetics regulation. China has strict requirements regarding the cosmetic ingredients, which includes lists of prohibited and restricted ingredients for use in cosmetics. In addition, the regulation also provides guidance on the […]