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Tuesday, December 13, 2022Congresses

Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress 2022: FEBEA's Q&A - Prohibited claims, UCF Directive & CNC guide

Congrès Parfums & Cosmétiques 2022 : le Q/R de la FEBEA – Volet allégations interdites, Directive "PCD" et guide CNC

As every year, at the end of the Cosmetic Valley Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress held on November 23 and 24, 2022, the FEBEA team answered questions prepared by the congressmen during the two days of conferences. Focus on issues related to prohibited claims, the revision of the UCP Directive and the new version of the CNC guide.

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They answered questions from delegates
• Catherine Bramaud, Scientific and Regulatory Advisor
• Laure Menanteau, Scientific and Regulatory Advisor
And particularly in the area of environmental laws and claims
• Xavier Gueant, Director of Legal Affairs
• Stéphanie Lumbers, Director of Sustainable Development

Have cosmetics been removed from the scope of products covered by the EU Ecodesign Regulation?

Xavier Guéant’s answer
It is true that currently, the Ecodesign Directive does not mention cosmetic products. But the Regulation that will replace this Directive, which is currently being discussed, will broaden the scope of products that will be concerned. And typically, cosmetic products are envisaged today by the Commission as being concerned. In fact, there will be a Regulation on ecodesign. And then there will be about thirty delegated regulations that will be sectoral, and there will be one for cosmetics. This will be done in two stages.

Will it still be possible to make eco-designed product or packaging claims? And will the “Brand in solidarity with the environment” claim be allowed?

Stéphanie Lumbers’ answer
Ecodesign will be dealt with in the CNC guide, the new version of which is expected. Generally speaking, we must bear in mind that ecodesign …

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