Category: European Regulatory

Exporting Cosmetics from the U.S.

Exporting Cosmetics from the U.S.

Foreign manufactured products make up key sectors of virtually every industry. In cosmetics, consumer demands for international products are largely driven by trends, and multicultural beauty needs. Whether you are ...

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Rob was a Featured Speaker at TRI Princeton’s “The Science Behind Hair Claims” Conference

Rob was a Featured Speaker at TRI Princeton’s “The Science Behind Hair Claims” Conference

On May 16, 2017 Focal Point Research Inc.’s CEO Rob Ross-Fichtner gave two lectures at the famous hair science research Institute, TRI Princeton, located in Princeton New Jersey. TRI was ...

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European Cosmetics Industry Discusses Safety of Fragrance and Preservative Ingredients

European Cosmetics Industry Discusses Safety of Fragrance and Preservative Ingredients

The World Trade Organisation has been notified by the European Commission of a draft Regulation to ban three fragrance allergens in cosmetics products.  The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) ...

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Alternatives to Plastic Microbeads in Personal Care Products

Alternatives to Plastic Microbeads in Personal Care Products

Plastic microbeads may be tiny, but they have become a highly controversial environmental issue. In recent years, they have been a common ingredient in exfoliating scrubs for the face and ...

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The World Takes on Microplastics

Discussed at the Personal Care Products Council International Committee Meeting, there is hopefully going to be a worldwide ban on microplastics in cosmetic products.  Microbeads are commonly used in facial ...

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Important Changes to the European Union Cosmetic Regulations

Just recently announced, the European Commission has officially banned the use of Methylisothiazolinone (MI) in leave-on cosmetic products. In the beginning of 2016, the European Union (EU) notified the World ...

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Cosmetic Color Regulation in Europe

Color is an extremely important component within the cosmetic industry, but manufacturers sometimes find it difficult to fully understand the regulations that surround color and colorants.  Cosmetic Design-Europe recently

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The Crisis in Cosmetic Consulting: Ingredient Bans

The Crisis in Cosmetic Consulting: Ingredient Bans

In late February, our president Rob Ross-Fichtner spoke at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists dinner conference in Montreal, Quebec on the “Crisis in Cosmetics: Surviving the Endless Bans of Ingredients”. ...

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Exposure to Cosmetics on the Job

Regulatory bodies have always been on the look-out for potentially dangerous ingredients which may pose health risks to users over both the short and long term. Ingredients

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The Animal Testing Debate: Will There Ever be a Solution?

In the regulatory world, consumer safety and product effectiveness are the most important factors in the approval process for all regulated products. In order to meet

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