The latest iteration of the EU cosmetic regulations come into force in July 2013, and they are a pretty major upgrade with lots of new provisions and innovations that will affect everyone in the business of supplying cosmetics and personal care into the European market.
Interview from In-Cosmetics: Selling Personal Care Products in the EU under the New European Cosmetic Regulation, EC 1223/2009
Selling personal care products in the European market is about to become quite a bit more challenging for manufacturers across the globe, especially if they are located outside the EU. In a little over 1 year, the new European Cosmetic Regulation, EC 1223/2009, will go into force on July 11, 2013, requiring all manufacturers selling any product in the 27 countries that make up the European Union to follow a new set of guidelines if they want to keep their products on the EU shelves…
In the 4th and final post of the Spotlight on Sun Protection series, we’ll take a look at Australia, India and wrap up with some final thoughts on this series and manufacturing sunscreens. If you’ve just discovered the spotlight on sun protection series, you can click the links to take a look at part 1, where we covered sunscreen regulations in the USA, part 2: the EU and part 3: the Asian countries.
In the past few days we’ve looked at sunscreen regulations in the USA and EU; today we will examine Asia. As I mentioned in part 1, there is no continuity in regulating sunscreen around the world. As a continent, Asia follows suit, but takes it a step further with different regulations, SPF ratings and registration requirements in the different countries that make up Asia.
In part 1, we looked at the current regulations on sunscreens and SPF ratings in the USA presented by Anne-Gael Glaverec. Part 2 will examine the European Union (EU) which was also covered in Anne’s informative presentation. Sunscreens in the EU are considered cosmetics and currently regulated by the European Cosmetic Directive (76/768/ECC). After July 11, 2013, they will fall under the new European Cosmetic Regulation (EC 1223/2009) which I have learned a great deal about here at In-Cosmetics and will be covering in a upcoming post.
When it comes to sunscreen, standards and regulation around the globe, there is no global harmonization. However, sunscreen is highly regulated in each country. Sunscreens are considered cosmetics, but fall under their own regulation categories. Each country has their own approved methods for testing efficacy; this includes approved UV filters, SPF ratings, and any label claims or warnings. Part 1 will provide an overview of the US regulations, presented by Anne-Gael Glaevic…
How to properly label your products.
What is the Voluntary Cosmetics Registration Program?
I get it and understand why some ingredients must be tested on animals, but I was alarmed when Anne-Marie of Brambleberry uncovered how the EU Initiative increased the number of animal tests.
Recent stories have circulated the web about the average woman using more than 515 chemicals on her face daily implying that this was quite dangerous. This number sounded quite low to me so I thought I’d count what I use.
First thing in the morning I take a shower and wash my face with soap and water. Water is dihydrogen monoxide, the first chemical. My handcrafted vegetable oil soap will include the following oils