Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP)

Toxic-free Cosmetics Act signed into law

The Toxic- free Cosmetics Act (Assembly Bill 2762) has been signed into law by State of California. The bill has been supported by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) and many other organizations. The law will apply from January 1, 2025, and it will prohibit the manufacturing and sale of any […]

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

China released the final version of Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR)

On June 29, 2020, Chinese State Council released the final version of the long-awaited updated cosmetic regulation – Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR). CSAR will replace the existing regulation – Cosmetics Hygiene Supervision Regulations (CHSR), which was released in 1989. The new regulation will be implemented on January 1, 2021. Following the release of […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

SCCS publishes final opinions on the safety of hair dye, anti-perspirant and antidandruff ingredients

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has finalised its opinion on the safety of the hair dye ingredient Indigofera tinctoral and its use in non-oxidative conditions hair colouring products. This opinion was adopted on April 3, 2020. The SCCS also published the final opinion on the use of aluminium in antiperspirants and […]

Final opinion on the safety of dihydroxyacetone (DHA)

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has adopted its opinion on the use of dihydroxyacetone (DHA) in cosmetic products. The final opinion was published on 9 March 2020. Dihydroxyacetone is currently not regulated under the Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 but based on the available data on the safety of this substance, the SCCS […]

Publication of new titanium dioxide classification

On 18 February, the European Commission has published its final decision on titanium dioxide classification.  The regulation classifies titanium dioxide as category 2 carcinogen by inhalation under EU Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. Background The European Commission issued a proposal for classification of titanium dioxide as a suspected carcinogen of category 2 by inhalation on 4 […]