One of the rules concerns the labeling of nut oils in your products in the EU.
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 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.
The simple reality is that the vast majority of the banned substances have never been used in cosmetics.
As a consultant working in the cosmetics industry it is impossible not to be aware of the fear that exists around the chemicals used to make products.
The reader is invited to make their own judgments on the veracity of the original article that appeared in the Huffington Post.
Why use preservatives?
News has hit the cosmetic information super highway that The Compact for Safe Cosmetics is phasing out as of January 11, 2011.
Increasingly, there is a move within the personal care industry to seek out more “mild”, or “natural” ingredients, especially preservatives.