Since the entry into force of the Cosmetic Regulations and the Common Criteria with which they must comply, cosmetic claims have constantly seen their regulatory framework tighten, until the new rules applicable as of July 1, 2019 to “Free-from” and “Hypoallergenic” claims.
All provisions applicable to claims, their elaboration and reasons, deadlines and consequences in case of non-compliance are gathered in this databook.
English version - PDF format. L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques’ edition.
Since the entry into force in 2013 of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, cosmetic claims are under tension and are constantly being examined in the light of the Common Criteria with which they must comply in order to be used. Several of them, targeted as denigrating or even misleading, have been the subject of heated debate. The industry feared a stricter framework with a restrictive list of authorized claims, similar to what is practiced in food. The threat is still not completely excluded, even if it now seems to be contained thanks to self-regulation and its new rules, applicable from 1 July 2019.
Beyond the principles already known, they establish a very restrictive framework, in particular for the claims " Free-from… " or " Hypoallergenic “, which will almost all become impossible to display on packaging and in advertising for cosmetic products, and which the control authorities are about to sanction.
How can we do without the”Without…" allegations? Which claims should we refrain from and what can replace them? All the provisions applicable to claims, their elaboration and reasons, deadlines and consequences in the event of non-compliance are gathered in this databook.
A graduate of the School of Journalism in Lille, Laurence Wittner is a freelance journalist specializing in the field of cosmetics. Co-founder of Monitor Cosmetics, she is the editor-in-chief of its supports.
Databook 2020 “The regulation of cosmetic claims”, english version, L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques’ edition (April 2020), 91 pages (ISBN : 979-10-92544-31-2), PDF format (1 Mo).