It’s no secret that Italy is one of the most important homelands of cosmetics. But how important is the Italian cosmetics market, taking into account cosmetics products that are produced in Italy and exported abroad and those produced abroad and imported into Italy?
SCCS opinion on BHD BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene) (CAS No 128-37-0, EC No 204-881-4) is part of the priority list and the Scientific Council on Consumer Products (SCCS) published its opinion on BHT on December 2nd, 2021. On the basis of a safety assessment, and considering the concerns related to potential endocrine-disrupting properties of BHT, the […]
Following the Omnibus IV article, we remind you that Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1902, the so-called Omnibus IV Regulation, enters into force on the 1st of March 2022. Thus, from now on, only compliant products can be placed on the market and made available on the market. A market withdrawal of non-compliant products must be organized […]
As you probably already know (or as you surely already noticed), the safety, quality, efficacy and labeling requirements are regulated differently in various regions of the world and in some countries, a notification to the National Competent Authorities is required. As an example, a notification (or registration) is mandatory in the following countries: Europe UK […]
The Borderline Between a Cosmetic Product and a Medical Device One important change in the Medical Device Regulation (EU) 2017/745 (the MDR) is the integration of 6 groups of products in its scope: the “Cosmetic Products” listed in Annex XVI which reads the following: While some products listed are easy to identify, such as “decorative” […]
4 Requirements to Sell in Europe and the UK Before getting to the heart of the matter, it’s always a good practice to remember what is needed in order to sell any cosmetic product in Europe and the UK. As we already mentioned in our article “How to gain EU compliance in three steps”, you […]
According to the Directive (EU) 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment and its related Regulation (EU) 2020/2151, some considerations must be made regarding their future impact on cosmetics products. The goal of this Directive – also known as Single-Use Plastic (SUP) Directive – is to reduce plastic […]