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Cosmetic Claims – MHRA Position on Adverse Skin Conditions
This CTPA guidance on cosmetic claims that make a reference to adverse skin conditions (e.g. eczema) is aligned with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) view on borderline claims.

New CTPA Brexit factsheet – The Impact of a ‘No deal’ Brexit on the Cosmetics Industry
CTPA has created a new Brexit factsheet to help cosmetic companies to understand the impact of a ‘no deal’ scenario on their business.

Focus on Food Imitation Products
Directive 87/357/EEC prohibits the marketing, importing and manufacture of products that look like foodstuffs.

Warning - fake cosmetics discovered!
A Local Government Authority (LGA) report has revealed that hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit cosmetics have been uncovered by trading standards officers across the country.

‘No Deal’ Brexit: UK Government Guidance to Business
The UK Government issued a series of notices to provide guidance to businesses on how to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

Key Regulatory Role
CTPA is currently recruiting for a Key Regulatory Role within its Regulatory and International Department

Hydroquinone in Eyelash Extension Adhesives
The European Commission’s Rapid Alert System, RAPEX, recently reported the withdrawal from the market in Slovenia of a glue for false eyelashes that contains hydroquinone: RAPEX (A12/0559/17).

Key elements of CTPA’s response to the UK Government Public Consultation on Plastic Microbeads
CTPA has responded to the public consultation highlighting the following key points

Cosmetic Claims
A summary of issues relating to cosmetic claims.

URGENT: CPNP - System Errors and Access Difficulties
Cosmetics Europe has contacted the European Commission regarding the difficulties many members are experiencing in trying to access the notification portal.

Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetic Products
Industry Recommendation on plastic microbeads

Cosmetics Europe issues a Recommendation on the use of the preservative Methylisothiazolinone
Cosmetics Europe, the European personal care association, has issued an industry-wide recommendation.

Changes to European Cosmetic Laws
Changes to European Cosmetic Laws

No Ban on ‘Free from’ Claims
There is a rumour circulating that large companies within the cosmetics industry are pressing the European Commission to prohibit ‘free from’ claims. This is untrue. On the contrary, recent discussions between the cosmetics industry representatives for large and small companies and the European Commission have established that ‘free from’ claims, in principle, are allowed and will not be banned under the new Cosmetics Regulation. Read more…

Bailey Report – Letting Children be Children
Report of an Independent Review of the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood.