Regulation & Safety

Rogues' gallery: The skin whitening products that have caused a storm

Rogues' gallery: The skin whitening products that have caused a storm

By RJ Whitehead

A World Health Organisation survey found that nearly 40% of women polled in countries including China, Malaysia, India the Philippines and South Korea said they regularly used whitening products – but brands have sometimes been too eager to please, with...

5 latest updates for regulation and safety in beauty: 2019

5 latest updates for regulation and safety in beauty: 2019

By Lucy Whitehouse

From controversy over misreporting of potentially unsafe UK cosmetics after Brexit, to Unilever’s expanded transparency programme for ingredients, we take a look at the key updates for safety and regulation so far this year in this Editor’s Spotlight.

Coty wants to lead the beauty industry into a cruelty-free future

Coty wants to lead the beauty industry into a cruelty-free future

By Deanna Utroske

This week the multinational personal care, cosmetics, and fragrance maker announced a new partnership with the advocacy group behind the Leaping Bunny logo. Along with the announcement came news that the Cover Girl makeup brand has been certified by Cruelty...

Regulation and safety: global beauty industry update

Regulation and safety: global beauty industry update

By Lucy Whitehouse

What’s new in animal testing regulation, naturals claims, nano UV filters and ingredients transparency? In this special feature, we cast an eye over the latest and most impactful shifts in regulation and safety for the beauty and personal care industry.

Lead in cosmetics: The real story

Exclusive interview - Part 2

Lead in cosmetics: The real story

By Natasha Spencer

Are cosmetic product reports accurate in their representation of lead in cosmetics? We ask Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science what the reality is.

Why are we finding lead in cosmetics?

Exclusive interview: Part 1

Why are we finding lead in cosmetics?

By Natasha Spencer

There are regular reports of product recalls and removals from within the cosmetics marketplace because lead has been detected.

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