Entries by Tadej Feregotto

EU cosmetics legislation in brief

EU cosmetics legislation Just as the cosmetic products and the technology behind them is always developing and evolving, so does the legislation which the manufacturers have to follow in order to be eligible to sell their products. Deciphering the demands of the legislation can often be challenging. In 2009, the EU has published a new Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009/EC, […]


EU COSMETICS GMP REQUIREMENTS Eu cosmetics GMP requirements (GPM means good manufacturing practice) is one of the pillars of the EU Regulation for Cosmetics. This Regulation sets very high requirements to ensure consumers’ safety, and is concerning all the participants in the cosmetics products chain, European and non-European. Amongst these legal requirements, all cosmetics products […]

CE.way CEO speaking at ProDerm academy in Hambrug

ProDerm academy was a host of our CE.way CEO ProDerm academy will take place in Hamburg, Germany, from 25th till 27th November. The main focus of the academy are cosmetic product claims, and one of the speakers at this academy is also CE.way’s CEO Tadej Feregotto, who will present CE.way’s experience when dealing with cosmetic […]

New opinions open for comments on SCCS

SCCS comments SCCS published a couple of new opinions that are currently open for SCCS comments: http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/opinions/index_en.htm. The one that could affect a lot of products on the market is the proposed ban of butylphenyl methylpropional, which hasn’t been found safe by the SCCS. Butylphenyl methylpropional is an allergen that is a part of many perfumes, […]

SCCS opinions on methylisothiazolinone and cyclopentasiloxane

SCCS opinions on methylisothiazolinone and cyclopentasiloxane SCCS recently published some new opinions on ingredients used in cosmetic products (some we already wrote about, you can check one of our previous posts), so we would like to say a bit more about the SCCS opinion about two ingredients that various cosmetic companies are using quite frequently: […]


EU reach published in December 2006 EU REACH is covered in the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, which was published in December 2006 and entered into force in June 2007. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. EU REACH streamlines and improves the former legislative framework on chemicals in the EU. EU REACH […]

Cosmetics animal testing in the EU

Cosmetics animal testing The ban of cosmetic testing on animals was already announced in the 7thAmendment of the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC and since 11th March 2013 a total marketing ban of products tested on animals applies. The animal testing prohibition is also extended to all beauty and hygiene products tested on animals outside the EU, which […]

New bans, restrictions and SCCS opinions published in July

EU cosmetics regulation changes A Few EU cosmetics regulation changes have happened in the EU cosmetics in July in the field of prohibited and restricted substances. The mixture of Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone can’t be used anymore in leave-on products since 16th July, while the mixture can still be used in rinse-off products at a maximum […]