Changes in the US FDA Colorants List

Colorants in the United States The US FDA colorants list has been amended to ban Lead Acetate and add Silver Nitrate to the list of allowed colorants. Ban of the Lead Acetate The ban of the Lead Acetate has been officially published and will be effective from January 6th, 2022. A transition period of 12 […]

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. […]

Butylparaben on the REACH Candidate List

Several regulatory developments related to endocrine disruptors are ongoing in the EU. Among them, the ECHA committees (European Chemicals Agency) have the duty to review ingredients suspected to be endocrine disruptors and that may have serious effects on human health or the environment. The first significant cosmetic ingredient to be reviewed in this regard was […]

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 […]

Access the whole world safely and efficiently

Since 2008, we have been helping small and large cosmetic brands enter the European market. The services we offer for this purpose: reviewing their formulas, issuing Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR), notifying products on the Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP), and acting as Responsible Person in the EU. Today we are able to provide a […]

Peptides and proteins in cosmetics: Part 1

What are they and their regulatory status For now and for the sake of argument, lets ignore the controversy surrounding the term “cosmeceuticals” (more on this later) as proteins and peptides as used in cosmetics conveniently fall under such an umbrella term. The term “cosmeceuticals” was coined more than 25 years ago by Professor Albert […]

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