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Unified SPF Testing Method Signed at Colipa General Assembly
Posted: June 6, 2006
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The CTFA of the United States will hold a meeting on June 16, 2006, based on the concept of a unified SPF testing method. Global SPF Testing: The Possibility of Harmonization will give industry professional, government officials and the general public the opportunity to discuss SPF testing both in the United States and abroad.
A review of the economic performance of the European cosmetic industry in 2005 was also made during the meeting. Those attending discovered that the European cosmetics industry contributes nearly €65 billion to the European economy and remains a world market leader. Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain were found to be the largest cosmetic markets in Europe.
The meeting discussed the major product categories for 2005 which included: skin care products, toiletries and hair care products. In addition, the meeting reported the Central and Eastern European markets to be contributing more to
Europe’s cosmetic market than the 15 Western European members, Switzerland and Norway. Colipa’s General Assembly was devoted to consumer confidence, in which SPF regulation plays a large part.
-Katie Schaefer, C&T Magazine