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…
I am not against transparency in labeling. I think it’s a subject that could use a lot of discussion. But I am against ingredient obsession.
Since there isn’t a standard various groups have come out with their own guidelines for what they think these words should mean when applied to cosmetics.
A campaign that relies on misinformation, disinformation and downright lies in order to scare the ordinary consumer.
All cosmetic ingredient lists must use INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) names for all cosmetic ingredients.
Throughout the world, cosmetic and personal care products manufacturers work to create and market safe and elegant products that help consumers to look and feel their best.
If this new legislation for safe cosmetics passes and if I can afford to stay in business at all, I’ll be very busy making lists for the FDA.