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Global Regulatory Summit 2015 official announcement

The annual Cosmetics Business Regulatory Summit has announced the date, location and theme for the 2015 edition – SAVE THE DATE

Ingredients | Europe | Regulatory | SPC | ECM | Cosmetic News Weekly

China and South Korea relax trade barriers

Korean cosmetics companies are expected to benefit from lower-tariff access to China

Regulatory | Asia | Cosmetics International

Products containing mercury circulate in South Korea

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Cosmetic products containing mercury 58,000 times the maximum permissible level are circulating in the region.

Regulatory | Asia | Cosmetic News Weekly

Spotlight: Extending China’s amended animal testing requirements

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Move by China to drop requirement for compulsory testing of cosmetics applauded by animal rights activists

Regulatory | Asia | Cosmetic News Weekly

AMA Laboratories snaps up gold sponsorship for global Regulatory Summit

One day after the official launch of the 2015 global Regulatory Summit, product testing company AMA Laboratories has confirmed its sponsorship for a second year in a row

North America | Regulatory

Discounted prices for global Regulatory Summit

Pre-order before 1st January 2015 and receive a discount on the ticket price and the hotel room booking

Europe | Regulatory

Nutek recalls baby wipes after bacteria contamination fears

Nationwide voluntary product recall initiated of Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred's, Kidgets, Member's Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch and Well Beginnings baby wipes

North America | Regulatory | Skin Care | Cosmetic News Weekly

Fragrance safety: a European perspective

David Andrew and Tracey Finlay provide a comprehensive overview of allergens among fragrance ingredients and assess current European legislation governing this area

Europe | Regulatory | Fragrance | SPC

EU restricts use of three preservatives in cosmetics

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The EU Commission in Brussels adopted two measures restricting the use of three preservatives in cosmetic products

Ingredients | Europe | Regulatory | Cosmetic News Weekly

Lavender farmers in outrage

French lavender farmers are up in arms over plans to classify lavender oil as a skin sensitiser

Ingredients | Europe | Regulatory | Cosmetic News Weekly

European Commission settles confusion over animal testing under REACH and (EC) No 1223/2009

Testing and marketing bans in the Cosmetics Regulation do not apply to testing required for environmental endpoints, exposure of workers and non-cosmetic uses of substances under REACH

Europe | Regulatory