Chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products

Updates to cosmetics regulations, alongside consumer- and regulator-driven campaigns for safer alternatives, mean we are entering a new era in the management of cosmetics, personal care products and their ingredients.

In Europe, the EU chemicals strategy for sustainability triggered a revision of the cosmetics Regulation. In the UK a new cosmetics strategy is being developed following Brexit. In the US, the appetite at state level to regulate PFASs is putting cosmetics and personal care products under greater scrutiny. While in Asia, China is seeking out alternative test methods.

If you manage chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products, you face some major challenges:

Understanding the variations in how cosmetics and personal care products are defined in each jurisdiction

Keeping up with increasingly divergent cosmetics regulations as 
they are updated

Navigating the risks associated with product claims

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Chemical Watch can help you meet these challenges, with:

  • Award-winning news and insight coverage with timely updates detailed insights on the latest regulatory news and business developments impacting cosmetics and personal care products;

  • World-class compliance tools including our US Legislation Tracker to monitor and help you keep up with regulatory changes;

  • Unparalleled events and training programmes, designed to give you the information and skills you need to meet, and exceed, your compliance goals in cosmetics and personal care.
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Recent news

Read sample articles from the award-winning Chemical Watch news team for the latest updates in cosmetics and personal care products regulations

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23 February 2023

Private enforcer alleges failure to warn about exposures from powdered makeup

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21 February 2023

Chemical Watch's managing editor for Europe, Leigh Stringer, says this year will see the adoption of the UN’s new, potentially more...

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18 January 2023

The business was not 'duly registered' to manufacture them, Anvisa says

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01 February 2023

Measure excludes four product groups

02 February 2023

Positive lists and banned ingredients largely mirror EU equivalent

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15 February 2023

Penalties for companies with non-compliant products

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