Think Global! KOTRA x BIORIUS, Co-Hosting Online Business Event for Korean Cosmetic Brands

With global demand for Korean cosmetics growing, compliance with different countries’ cosmetic regulations is becoming increasingly important. In effect, regulatory compliance in multiple countries is no longer optional but mandatory for global cosmetic brands. Following this trend, KOTRA Brussels and BIORIUS are holding a joint webinar for Korean cosmetic brands on March 10th, 2021. Dr. […]

Publication of HEMA and Di-HEMA TMHDC restriction – IL 078

Hydroxyethylmethacrylate (HEMA) and Di-HEMA Trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate (Di-HEMA TMHDC) are two colorless viscous liquids that readily polymerize when exposed to UV-light. Because of their physical properties, these monomers are typically used in nail enhancement products. The skin sensitization potential of these cosmetic ingredients raised concerns since 2016. The restriction of HEMA and Di-HEMA TMHDC to professional […]

European Regulatory Developments on Endocrine Disruptors

The WHO defines an endocrine disruptor as ‘an exogenous substance or mixture that alters function(s) of the endocrine system and consequently causes adverse health effects in an intact organism, or its progeny, or (sub)populations’. This definition has been retained by the European Union, which started a number of developments to better regulate these substances in […]

The ‘Omnibus Regulation’

‘Omnibus Regulation 2019’ : Update December 13th, 2019 As estimated below, the Omnibus Regulation 2019 has been published and we invite you to consult the legal text EU No 2019/1966. The main (if not unique) impact of this new Regulation on the cosmetic industry concerns the use of Salicylic Acid and its salts. Furthermore, the transition period […]

Recent European Developments on Cannabis Derivatives

Cannabis derivatives such as Hemp seed oil and Cannabidiol (CBD) are very fashionable those last days and many cosmetic brands pay attention to this new market trend. As usual, new developments, new technologies and new practices raise legal questions and the European Authorities start to raise questions (and sometimes concerns) about these Cannabis derivatives. Following […]

Cosmetic Claims in the EU

Follow-up February 17th, 2019 The new guidelines interpreting the ‘Common Criteria’ for the justification of marketing claims in the European Union will be implemented on July 2nd, 2019. From this date, National Authorities and Courts of Justice will start to use these guidelines as a reference. The new rules have serious consequences as some very […]

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