Cosmetic, medicinal product, Medical Device or Biocide?

What makes your product a cosmetic in the European Union and the United Kingdom During the product’s development phase, brands or manufacturers are often confused about the categorisation. We were contacted more than once by companies with the same question: “Is our product considered a cosmetic or a medicinal product?”. In the most extreme cases, […]

2022 cosmetic trends and EU/UK compliance

Top-selling cosmetics’ specificities you need to know to sell in the EU/UK Probiotics, prebiotics, waterless beauty, DIY or face gems, the 2002 cosmetic trends are reflecting the cosmetic industry’s pledge to a cleaner way of consumption. While every cosmetic must comply with the Regulation EC No 1223/2009 and the UK Cosmetics Regulation to be sold in […]

Comparison between the US and EU cosmetics regulations

Firstly, it is important to note that the US and EU cosmetics regulations are completely different! The major difference is in the spirit of the law: The EU is a protective society: the key words are safety and certainty. The EU is very directive (or managerial) and leaves very little room to manufacturers by establishing […]

Omnibus V Regulation and Omnibus IV Reminder

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 […]

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. […]

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