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Section: Regulations > Organic/COSMOS
European Regulatory Update: EGD, Packaging and Green Claims
In parallel with the Green Deal, the EU will outline sustainability measures and crackdown on packaging waste, plastics and green claims. This column provides an overview, along with a brief look at microbiome claims.
Mar 1st, 2022
Beautycounter Lobbies Congress for Clean Beauty Reform
The company, with its collective businesses, lobbied U.S. Congress virtually to advocate for updated federal regulations regarding clean beauty and natural products.
Jun 28th, 2021
Confounding Labels: One ‘Natural’ = 100+ ‘Chemicals’
As most formulators are aware, creating a product with three or more botanicals in it means a final formula containing more than 200 chemicals. How is this better for skin? It's not, according to this commentary.
May 19th, 2021
DNA & Cosmetics to Promote Traceability of Natural Resources
The consortium works to guarantee the authenticity of plant raw materials for cosmetics through DNA analysis.
May 12th, 2021
Symrise Supports Germany’s Climate Policy Goals
As part of its commitment to global climate protection, Symrise has been reporting on its activities since 2006.
Nov 11th, 2020
Certified 'True': Green Virtues in Beauty, Part II
Many cosmetic brands have adopted green and sustainable practices that minimize harm to living entities, i.e., cruelty-free and eco-friendly, while offering “clean” transparency. This second installment in a two-part series covers these practices, along with related certifying agencies and programs.
Jul 1st, 2020
Second Nature: Sustainability as the Outgrowth of Naturals, A Commentary
Personal care consumers increasingly demand natural products but these are not always sustainable, especially considering the broader principles of this doctrine. This paper is a commentary on natural products and ingredients, certifications and innovations to advance this category in the context of UN Sustainable Development Goals.
May 11th, 2020
Expert Opinions: Color Pause*
Featuring insights on cruelty-free, inclusivity, sustainable, renewable and more, this month's collection of "Expert Opinions" is all about the pause on color cosmetics. Click through to the digital magazine for the complete article.
Feb 27th, 2020
Expert Opinions: Sustainable Beauty
Featuring insights on circular economy, biotech, mildness, carbon positive moves, biology and more, this month's collection of "Expert Opinions" is all about sustainable beauty. Click through to the digital magazine for the complete article.
Feb 27th, 2020
Will CBD Cosmetics Face Greater FDA Scrutiny?
As the demand for CBD products continue to grow in 2020, so will the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) crackdown on their regulation. As explained in this report, the FDA plans to continue investing in regulations for a wider spectrum of CBD-containing cosmetics and foods.
Feb 27th, 2020
What’s Your Environmental Impact?
Eurofins encourages consumers and formulators alike to monitor the environmental impact of cosmetic products. One way to achieve this is through an ecotoxicological test, which can pave the way for "green" products.
Eurofins / CRL Inc.
Feb 27th, 2020
CIR Conclusion: Judging Natural vs. Synthetic Safety
Several naturally derived ingredients are on the Cosmetic Ingredient Review’s (CIR's) list for consideration in 2019. This column explores how public opinion is not always in line with science, as far as what natural means. In addition, it provides CIR conclusions from December 2018.
Apr 12th, 2019
ERI 360° Label Calculates Ingredient Sustainability Levels
The ERI 360° Label—or Eco Responsible Ingredient—helps cosmetic ingredient companies prioritize sustainability efforts by measuring and conveying the environmental impact of their products.
Feb 11th, 2019
Go Green, See Green: In Bath Products, Sustainability Sells
A report from the Nielsen Company compared the performance of sustainability claims across three categories—chocolate, coffee and bath products—with the goal of understanding how consumers feel about various sustainability factors. Within all three categories, dollar sales of items with the specific claims studied grew twice as fast as the weighted average dollar growth of the three categories combined.
Oct 25th, 2018
COSMOS Publishes 3.0 Documents
The documents, available now, include the "COSMOS-standard," "Labelling Guide," "Technical Guide," "Control Manual" and "Certifier Contract."
Sep 21st, 2018
Words from Wiechers on 'Naturals'
In this installment of our Words from Wiechers series, the late Johann challenges us to question the concept of
, as its meaning has become distorted.
Mar 5th, 2018
Eco-Friendly Biosurfactant Regulations Drive Market Growth
Marine biosurfactants are turning into a trend due to their therapeutic properties. However, the main driver of this market is government regulation, developing a set of rules for product safety.
Jan 4th, 2018
The Nagoya Protocol in Action
The Nagoya Protocol is led by three main objectives: the conservation of diversity, the sustainable use of materials, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from use of these genetic resources. This overview provides greater detail.
Oct 6th, 2017
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