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Sept. 3, 2019 | Cosmetic regulations

South Korea announces regulatory changes for many cosmetic ingredients pro

On August 8, 2019, the Republic of Korea notified the WTO of a text to amend the Regulation on Safety Standards for Cosmetics. It provides for regulatory changes for many ingredients, with some alignment with the Annexes to European Regulation 1223/2009, but also some discrepancies, notably in terms of authorised concentrations of several preservatives.

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The Observatory of Cosmetics
25 Sept. 2014 Cosmetic regulations

Cosmetics R&D in light of Nagoya pro

An international protocol, a European regulation, a French law: the administrative and regulatory process to implement the provisions promoting biodiversity and benefit-sharing, which have been a topic of discussion since 1992, is finally came to an end. The process was completed on 12 October 2014. Nathalie Delangle, FEBEA’s Head of Environmental Affairs, described ...

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22 Sept. 2014 Cosmetic regulations

Regulations: international news pro

In keeping with what has become a yearly tradition at the Beyond Beauty trade show, FEBEA’s International Regulations Task Leader Anne-Marie Breton gave an overview of world regulations as they apply to cosmetics, pointing out changes and topics to track. For the 2014 instalment, we travel from Africa and the Middle ...

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
01 Sept. 2014 Cosmetic regulations

Cosmetic short news - A corrigendum to regulation No 866/2014 pro

Latest cosmetics news in brief - A corrigendum to regulation No 866/2014 - China : Final Version of the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients - Anti-ageing claims: L'Oreal reaches settlement with US FTC - Nanos: the FDA Guidance - Avon to cut 600 jobs - L'Oreal to acquire NYX Cosmetics brand - Reach: Candidate list updated with four ...

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25 Aug. 2014 Cosmetic regulations

REACH: 9 substances added to authorisation list pro

Regulation No 895/2014 of 14 August 2014 amends Annexes XIV of REACH regulation (the REACH authorisation list). Nine substances, classified as carcinogenic or toxic for reproduction, are added to the list. Among them: formaldehyde, which will be banned, except specific authorisation, from 22 August 2017.

The Observatory of Cosmetics
18 Aug. 2014 Cosmetic regulations

Nagoya enter into force in October

With 51 countries now having signed up to its provisions, the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) is set to become legally binding in October 2014. Companies working with biodiversity, including in the cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical sectors, need to prepare for new rules on researching the properties of genetic resources ...

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12 Aug. 2014 Cosmetic regulations

Quaternary ammonium, Citric acid (and) Silver citrate, Tris-biphenyl triazine: 3 annexes of the Cosmetics Regulation amended pro

Regulation No.866/2014 of 8 August 2014 amends Annexes III (substances subject to restrictions), V (preservatives allowed) and VI (UV filters allowed). Here is the outcome, following various SCCS opinions: one more preservative, and one more UV filter (nano and non-nano) have been added to the positive lists, and new restrictions have been defined ...

CosmetivOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
07 July 2014 Cosmetic regulations

‘Consumption’ law consequences for cosmetics pro

We’ve mostly heard about this in the context of class action lawsuits or insurance schemes. But have you noticed that it also applies to cosmetics? Have you noticed the mind-boggling increase in penalties for cases of fraud detected by the authorities? Have you changed how your Terms of Sale ...

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06 May 2014 Cosmetic regulations

ABS: speeding up ethics and bio-diversity

This ABS does not equip our cars but regulatory protocols to ensure equitable access and sharing of genetic resources and traditional knowledge. The Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol were included in the European regulatory arsenal in 2014. The day “The Beauty of Sourcing with Respect”, organized by the ...

09 April 2014 Cosmetic regulations

Cosmetics: the borders are changing!

Is my product a ‘true’ cosmetic or is it ‘borderline’? Can it also be considered a biocide, a medical device, or even a drug? The answer to these questions, which determine which regulation(s) apply, has strong implications. At Cosmed’s 14th Regulatory Encounters, François Bourrust (Solutech Consultant) reviewed the topic ...

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01 April 2014 Cosmetic regulations

Legal protection: cosmetic packaging and its commercial function pro

The different functions of packaging correspond to different modes of legal protection. If we consider it under its commercial function, it is to ensure protection by a distinctive sign. The file"What legal protection for cosmetic packaging" was prepared by Cyril Chauvin, Lawyer at the Court.

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01 April 2014 Cosmetic regulations

Cosmetic packaging: which legal protection method to choose? pro

Protection of technical know-how and inventions, protection of ornamental and artistic creations, protection by a distinctive sign: which legal protection methods should you choose for your cosmetic packaging? Le dossier Cyril Chauvin, Lawyer at the Court, who prepared the dossier"What legal protection for cosmetic packaging?

The Observatory of Cosmetics
25 March 2014 Cosmetic regulations

Legal protection: cosmetic packaging and its seductive function pro

The different functions of packaging correspond to different modes of legal protection. If we consider it under its seductive function, it is a question of ensuring the protection of ornamental and artistic creations. The file"What legal protection for cosmetic packaging" was prepared by Cyril Chauvin, Lawyer at the Court.

The Observatory of Cosmetics
19 March 2014 Cosmetic regulations

What legal protection for cosmetic packaging? pro

Primary or secondary, with technical, seductive and commercial functions… cosmetic packaging involves several professions and represents significant investments for cosmetic companies. And to each corresponds an adapted legal protection. File prepared by Cyril Chauvin, Counsel to the Court.

The Observatory of Cosmetics
19 March 2014 Cosmetic regulations

Legal protection: cosmetic packaging and its technical function pro

The different functions of packaging correspond to different modes of legal protection. If we consider it under its technical function, it is to ensure the protection of technical know-how and inventions. The file"What legal protection for cosmetic packaging" was prepared by Cyril Chauvin, Lawyer at the Court.

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17 March 2014 Cosmetic regulations

Europe vote for Nagoya and ABS pro

On 11 March 2014, the European Parliament overwhelmingly adopted new rules on access to genetic resources and fair and equitable sharing of benefits resulting from their utilization (also known as ABS) in the European Union. The European Parliament also granted its consent for the European Union to be legally bound by the Nagoya ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
03 March 2014 Cosmetic regulations

The Regulation has its French implementing law! pro

As is the case for all self-respecting European regulations, Regulation no. 1223/2009 on cosmetic products was directly applicable, and has been since 11 July 2013. As a result, all of its provisions were already mandatory. But it was missing the French DDADUE, or the law implementing various EU law provisions, to modify the ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
12 Feb. 2014 Cosmetic regulations

The contract in business relations

Regulation 1223/2009 introduced the notion of Responsible Person, with several types of obligations at stake. A provision that accentuates the contractualization of commercial relations between all players in the cosmetics industry, the contract in business relations appearing in this context as a safe and mandatory legal tool. Lighting with Cyril Chauvin ...

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29 Jan. 2014 Cosmetic regulations

China: new registration for new cosmetic ingredients pro

CFDA has published a notice to invite public comments on the amendment of new cosmetic ingredient registration management rules. According to the CIRS (Chemical Inspection and Regulation Service), the notice does not get rid of new cosmetic ingredient registrations or reduce the difficulty of getting a new cosmetic ingredient (NCI ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
22 Jan. 2014 Cosmetic regulations

Non-compliant labelling: sanctions pro

Regulatory obligations… associated legal sanctions. Who, in France, can carry out a compliance survey of cosmetic product labels? What criminal sanctions can result? What civil actions can be taken? Answers with Cyril Chauvin, Counsel to the Court.

The Observatory of Cosmetics
08 Jan. 2014 Cosmetic regulations

The new "Safety Package" and cosmetics

The regulatory framework is an ever-changing field. And as if the rules specifically provided for cosmetic products were not enough, other texts also apply to them… although cosmetic companies are not always fully aware of them. That is the case with the new "Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package", two ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
12 Dec. 2013 Cosmetic regulations

Cosmetic product stability: the regulatory aspects

It is explicitly stated in Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009: manufacturers must ensure the stability of their cosmetic products. But how must this be done? And with what reference materials? Martine Jouannic (of the JM Conseil consulting firm) gave an overview of this topic at the Cosmed Technological Day held on this ...

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28 Nov. 2013 Cosmetic regulations

1197/2013: a "hair dyes" Regulation pro

Although it is dated November 25, 2013… it is applicable as from July 11, 2013! This new regulation is part of the outcome of the overall safety assessment strategy for hair dye substances, initiated by the European Union at the beginning of the 2000s. It amends Annex III to Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223 ...

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27 Nov. 2013 Cosmetic regulations

Cosmetics Regulation: the Annex I Guidelines pro

Their publication was expected as early as 2012, and in any case before the Cosmetics Regulation came into force on 11 July 2013. The guidelines on Annex I to Regulation 1223/2009, dedicated to the Cosmetic Product Safety Report, finally arrived on 25 November 2013. A text that Giulia Ciarlo, from the European DG-Sanco, explained at the 11th edition ...

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07 Nov. 2013 Cosmetic regulations

The Commission publishes a manual to classify "borderline" products

Cosmeto-textiles, skin wipes, nasal sprays, anti-wrinkles products… Are my products cosmetic products or not? Which regulatory framework applies? It is never easy to classify so-called “borderline” products, because it is not clear whether they fall under one or another piece of legislation. The European Commission has therefore published a manual ...

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10 Oct. 2013 Cosmetic regulations

The 2014 agenda for cosmetics deadlines

In the cosmetic world, the Regulation 1223/2009 is not the only one text, which comes with obligations. Sunshine Act, Cosmetic tax, declaration of nano-sized substances, Green Dot … are also French regulations applicable to this sector, accompanied by a timetable of mandatory formalities. A reminder, and a presentation of the agenda ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
08 Oct. 2013 Cosmetic regulations

Claims: why and how

They are designed to “talk to the consumer". However, today, we … talk about them! How to write them, what can they let us know, what are they not allowed to claim …? These cosmetic claims, marketing messages of the utmost importance to present a product – and sell it, are questioned ...

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03 Oct. 2013 Cosmetic regulations

Cosmetic labelling: the specific mandatory information pro

Sunscreens, spray cans, ingredients that shall come with warnings…: some mentions, listed in the regulation, are mandatory on the labels, with some criteria attached. Some of the unavoidable points within this area.

Common Criteria Guidelines
03 Oct. 2013 Cosmetic regulations

Claims: the Guidelines

We knew the main lines: they are now official and guidelines. In parallel with Regulation 655/2013 on Common Criteria regulating the use of cosmetic claims, the European Commission has published a guide for their implementation. With examples and details of some terms.

01 Oct. 2013 Cosmetic regulations

Triman in practice pro

This new logo will be mandatory as from January 1, 2015. But it is not too early to get ready: the logo is intended to help consumers identify recyclable packaging subject to sorting instructions, and will thus concern cosmetic packaging – more precisely several parts of packages. Virginie d’Enfert and Nathalie ...

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
26 Sept. 2013 Cosmetic regulations

Regulation: what is new, the world over?

When thinking “compliance to regulation", European requirements are not enough, especially if export is a target. China, India, Morocco, Africa and Middle-East countries, Australia, Canada … many countries outside the European Union have their own specific requirements for cosmetic products. Anne-Marie Breton, in command of the International Affairs in FEBEA ...

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24 Sept. 2013 Cosmetic regulations

The Internet and the selective distribution pro

Figures are self-explaining: from 2005 to 2012, the number of e-commerce websites has been multiplied by eight, to a total of 117,500 active websites. In 2012, sales on the Internet have gone up to € 45 billion (source: French Fevad, 24 January 2013 press release). Facing this rising power, cosmetics brands must be present on the Internet. There is no ...

04 Sept. 2013 Cosmetic regulations

Classification of UV filters: European inconsistencies

The study has been performed by Swedish researchers and is published in the Science of The Total Environment, September 2013 issue, journal. It fingers the regulatory inconsistencies in the classification of UV filters as for their hazard toward the environment, depending on whether they are in the CLP regulation or in the ...

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05 Aug. 2013 Cosmetic regulations

China: its regulation, in practice

It is said to be complex and unclear, along with burdensome procedures and dull lead times. However, the Chinese regulation shall not deter any effort to export cosmetics to this large market. The experts gathered by Cosmed during its 3rdInternational Meetings have dissected and explained it, to address it more easily ...

 The Observatory of Cosmetics
23 July 2013 Cosmetic regulations

Eco-Emballages: a view on the Green Dot and the new declaration pro

In 2012, Eco-Emballages has modified its contributions calculus, introducing a bonus-penalty system with a tougher eco-modulation. How to declare and how getting through the maze? A presentation and explanations have been delivered by François Demeure di Latte, the Director of the Eco-Emballages Finance and Management Department, during an information conference, titled ...

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
17 July 2013 Cosmetic regulations

The Cosmetics Regulation in practice, for distributors

Pharmacists, hairdressers, beauticians, cosmetics retailers: the Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 creates responsibilities and obligations. It is not that easy, especially when responsible of a shop for long hours, to understand thoroughly a European regulation. And to draw its core: what deals with you, in what you are involved, day and day. The ...

Regulation 655/2013 on Common Criteria
16 July 2013 Cosmetic regulations

Claims: the Common Criteria

They were expected, they were already known in broad outline and were confirmed by Regulation 655/2013 “laying down Common Criteria for the justification of claims used in relation to cosmetic products”, dated 10 July 2013 and applicable as from 11 July. Reminder of the principles.

01 July 2013 Cosmetic regulations

Triman: a new logo on French packaging pro

Mandatory as of 2015, the Triman logo will be applicable to cosmetics products packaging, too. It will show the consumers recyclable packaging subject to sorting instructions. What are its main points, and its timetable for application? Penalties and confines for the industry? Answers and examples have been provided by Virginie d ...

25 June 2013 Cosmetic regulations

Packaging, in the Cosmetics Regulation pro

The Cosmetics Regulation, implemented in its entirety since 11 July 2013, makes it mandatory to the manufacturers to take into account and declare many pieces of information about the materials of their packaging. What are the functions of packaging? Which packaging to choose, and with which implications? A reminder of the diversity of ...

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07 May 2013 Cosmetic regulations

Update of the Annexes of the Cosmetics Regulation

A new Regulation, number 344/2013 dated 4 April, modifies the Regulation 1223/2009, so-called Cosmetics Regulation. The topic of this modification is an up-date of its Annexes, to adjust them in line with the evolutions of the previous Directive.

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02 May 2013 Cosmetic regulations

Cosmetic products regulation: a Q&A, by ANSM

French ANSM has published it on 16 April 2013. This document is especially designed to the future professionals of the cosmetic chain who want to know the basics of the regulation on the placing such products on the market. It will be updated in July 2013 to introduce the new provisions in view of the ...

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25 March 2013 Cosmetic regulations

New spray cans labelling

Due to the changes of the CLP Regulation (Classification, Labelling, Packaging of chemical substances and mixtures), the Directive 75/324 dealing with spray cans shall be adapted. This is the reason for the Directive 2013/10, dated 19 March 2013, which modifies mainly the labelling rules applicable to spray cans.

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19 Feb. 2013 Cosmetic regulations

Annex I.A.10 - Information on the cosmetic product pro

The title of Section 10 of Annex I may seem rather strange, since the first nine sections already require nothing more than information on the cosmetic product, and in the most exhaustive way. This is actually about providing… all the others!