Brexit-related guidance for companies

Europe – Brexit ready? ‘Highly surprising’ number of cosmetics companies remain ‘completely unprepared’

A surprising number of UK cosmetic companies are still completely unprepared for Brexit, deal or no deal, and this needs to change fast, says...
Cannabidol beauty in the EU: It's 'reasonably predictable' inspections will increase

Europe – Cannabidol beauty in the EU: It’s ‘reasonably predictable’ inspections will increase

Navigating the European Union’s regulatory landscape on cannabidiol (CBD) in beauty is not straightforward, but industry must understand regulations in place as inspections are...
Hemp oil vs. CBD for anti-inflammatory skin care: Study

Europe – Hemp oil vs. CBD for anti-inflammatory skin care: Study

The anti-inflammatory effects of hemp oil (Cannabis sativa L.) and CBD powder (cannabidiol) have been compared, throwing up interesting findings for potential use in...
BREXIT - 'No Deal' Contingency Planning

UK – BREXIT – ‘No Deal’ Contingency Planning

Introduction Companies can view here the Statutory Instrument (SI) amending Exit day to 31 October 2019, in accordance with Decision of the European Council of 11 April 2019.  If the Withdrawal Agreement...
Opinion On Allergy Alert Test (AAT) as a proof-of-concept study

Europe – Opinion On Allergy Alert Test (AAT) as a proof-of-concept study

The SCCS concludes the following: (1) In light of the study provided and the SCCP/1104/07 opinion, does the SCCS consider the new harmonized Allergy Alert Test (AAT),...
‘Free from’ guidance should create level playing field in EU

Europe – ‘Free from’ guidance should create level playing field in EU

EU ‘free from’ guidance helps clarify the legal framework behind cosmetic claims and should create a fairer European beauty and personal care market, says...
CBD skin care: EU study shows antioxidant promise for topical disease treatment

Europe – CBD skin care: EU study shows antioxidant promise for topical disease treatment

Scientists have characterised the molecular effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on skin cells, highlighting antioxidant promise for use in topical skin care products to treat...
MedTech Europe slams EU over lack of preparation for MDR/IVDR

Europe – EU ‘free from’ cosmetics claims technical document is guidance, not regulation

A guidance document released in July on EU cosmetic ‘free from’ claims aims to clarify what is and isn’t allowed by law on finished...
Applying for a Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product after Brexit

Europe – In the face of Brexit? Harmonising EU cosmetics compliance remains the goal,...

There are unknown facts around the full impact Brexit will have on cosmetics regulation and compliance, but regulatory knowledge and harmonisation across the European...
Information on Cosmetic Packaging Materials in the Context of the EU Cosmetics Regulation EC 1223/2009

Europe – Information on Cosmetic Packaging Materials in the Context of the EU Cosmetics...

This document identifies a set of useful information from packaging/material suppliers that supports the assessment of the impact of the packaging on the safety of...

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