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Thought leadership from CTPA experts on topical issues affecting the cosmetics and personal care industry.

Blogs will be released regularly from authors within CTPA staff as well as guest blogs from industry experts and stakeholders.

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2024 Predictions: Future-proofing Profits, People and Our Planet
2024 Predictions: Future-proofing Profits, People and Our Planet

30 January 2024

By Emma Meredith, Director-General, CTPA

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What We’re Watching Worldwide in 2024
What We’re Watching Worldwide in 2024

24 January 2024

By Johanna Irigaray, International Affairs Manager, CTPA

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Progress with Purpose: My Stand-out Moments From 2023
Progress with Purpose: My Stand-out Moments From 2023

21 December 2023

By Emma Meredith, Director-General, CTPA.

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How the COSMILE Europe App is Putting Science in Everyone’s Pockets
How the COSMILE Europe App is Putting Science in Everyone’s Pockets

08 December 2023

At the end of last month, Cosmetics Europe announced the launch of the COSMILE Europe app, an innovative initiative to put information about the science behind ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products into people’s pockets.

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BLOG: Every (Trade) Body Needs Good Neighbours
BLOG: Every (Trade) Body Needs Good Neighbours

07 September 2023

Ahead of CTPA's International Seminar we look at how collaboration with local embassies and trade bodies around the world helps to deliver vital insight and influence for the UK cosmetic and personal care industry.

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Blog: Behind Beauty with Cosmetics Safety Assessor Rani Ghosh
Blog: Behind Beauty with Cosmetics Safety Assessor Rani Ghosh

31 July 2023

Talking clean beauty claims and the science behind product safety with cosmetics safety assessor, Rani Ghosh

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Blog: International Insights - Let’s Talk about Trade
Blog: International Insights - Let’s Talk about Trade

06 July 2023

Our latest mini blog series explores why working with global neighbours is important to companies’ success, in the UK and beyond.

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Blog: Behind Beauty - Cosmetic Science MSc Graduate
Blog: Behind Beauty - Cosmetic Science MSc Graduate

29 June 2023

Discovering the diverse roles within the beauty industry with award-winning Cosmetic Science graduate, Yuanbei Lim.

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BLOG: Why you should attend CTPA’s Sustainability Summit
BLOG: Why you should attend CTPA’s Sustainability Summit

04 May 2023

CTPA's Dr Emma Meredith explains why the upcoming Sustainability Summit on 10 May is THE must-attend event to help companies on their sustainability journeys.

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BLOG: CTPA Spotlight on Rachael McEvoy - Why is Sustainability Important?
BLOG: CTPA Spotlight on Rachael McEvoy - Why is Sustainability Important?

28 April 2023

Talking to CTPA’s Environmental Affairs Manager, Rachael McEvoy, on her role and journey into the world of sustainable personal care products

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The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly: Five predictions for the UK Cosmetics and Personal Care industry in 2023
The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly: Five predictions for the UK Cosmetics and Personal Care industry in 2023

23 January 2023

Many of us may well be wondering what 2023 has in store for us, after another tumultuous year in 2022.

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Ending on a “Hi”: Sharing my 2022 highlights and an invitation to collaborate with CTPA in 2023
Ending on a “Hi”: Sharing my 2022 highlights and an invitation to collaborate with CTPA in 2023

22 December 2022

Dr Emma Meredith, Director-General of CTPA, reflects on the people and projects that have brought hope to Team CTPA over the past 12 months.

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The UK Political Landscape – Graham McMillan – Adviser to CTPA
The UK Political Landscape – Graham McMillan – Adviser to CTPA

20 December 2022

What exactly happened to UK politics over the last crazy few months?

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Are cosmetics safe? What’s clean beauty? Who can we trust?
Are cosmetics safe? What’s clean beauty? Who can we trust?

14 December 2022

Cosmetic scientist and blogger, Sam Farmer, answers some of your burning beauty questions in our latest blog.

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Cosmetics’ most valuable contribution to society can’t be quantified in economic terms
Cosmetics’ most valuable contribution to society can’t be quantified in economic terms

25 July 2022

John Chave, Director General of Cosmetics Europe, tells CTPA about its latest survey of European consumers and why people are placing such emphasis on their everyday essentials.

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BLOG: CTPA Survey reveals UK in ‘Self-Esteem Slump’ - Top Eight Self-Care Boosters that could support mental health
BLOG: CTPA Survey reveals UK in ‘Self-Esteem Slump’ - Top Eight Self-Care Boosters that could support mental health

30 June 2022

Dr Emma Meredith on a CTPA poll showing low self-esteem has tripled in two decades while Covid-19 has adversely affected 1 in 3 of us.

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It’s official! Suncream is a Self-Esteem Essential. So how should you apply it to get the best protection?
It’s official! Suncream is a Self-Esteem Essential. So how should you apply it to get the best protection?

08 June 2022

Read our fantastic new blog on sunscreens and self-esteem, written by Matthew Patey, Chief Executive of the British Skin Foundation.

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BLOG: Be brave to advance alternatives: UK Cosmetics industry shares its expertise in non-animal tests at pioneering CTPA workshop
BLOG: Be brave to advance alternatives: UK Cosmetics industry shares its expertise in non-animal tests at pioneering CTPA workshop

28 April 2022

Key conversations from CTPA's New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) workshop with scientists, NGOs, academia and Regulators.

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BLOG: Sustainable Beauty Is Easier Than You Think
BLOG: Sustainable Beauty Is Easier Than You Think

21 April 2022

From refill options to take-back schemes, we can all do our bit for the planet.

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BLOG: Don’t forget to Spring Clean your Cosmetics!
BLOG: Don’t forget to Spring Clean your Cosmetics!

24 March 2022

Five Top Tips for Spring Cleaning your Cosmetics and Toiletries.

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BLOG: Behind Beauty: Talking to Rachael Polowyj, Scientist, Writer & Author - Charting every corner of the cosmetics industry
BLOG: Behind Beauty: Talking to Rachael Polowyj, Scientist, Writer & Author - Charting every corner of the cosmetics industry

17 March 2022

Our Behind Beauty: Women in Science blogs continue with Rachael Polowyj, Cosmetic Scientist, on her career and advice to others.

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BLOG: Behind Beauty: In conversation with Laura Kirkbride, Technical Director and President of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists
BLOG: Behind Beauty: In conversation with Laura Kirkbride, Technical Director and President of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists

14 March 2022

An interview with Laura Kirkbride, Current President of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS), for CTPA's 'Behind Beauty' series.

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BLOG: Equity and the environment: Why a truly sustainable future starts with a shift in mindset
BLOG: Equity and the environment: Why a truly sustainable future starts with a shift in mindset

09 March 2022

An interview with Dr Sally Uren, CEO, Forum for the Future for our 'Behind Beauty' series!

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Behind Beauty: Tea break with Danka Tamburic, Professor of Cosmetic Science, London College of Fashion
Behind Beauty: Tea break with Danka Tamburic, Professor of Cosmetic Science, London College of Fashion

08 March 2022

An interview with Danka Tamburic for the first in our new 'Behind Beauty' blog series!

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Let’s talk about labels! How the signs and symbols on your beauty and bathroom products can help you and our planet
Let’s talk about labels! How the signs and symbols on your beauty and bathroom products can help you and our planet

15 February 2022

Did you know the symbols, signs and letters on your cosmetics and personal care products offer some BIG benefits?

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Five reasons for the UK cosmetics and personal care industry to be cheerful in 2022
Five reasons for the UK cosmetics and personal care industry to be cheerful in 2022

08 February 2022

What will 2022 hold for the UK cosmetics and personal care industry?

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Is your shampoo making you fat? … How can you be sure?
Is your shampoo making you fat? … How can you be sure?

01 February 2022

How to assess the evidence behind the headlines and make your own decision

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Bah Humbug to Blue Monday! Could sticking to our New Year’s Resolutions boost our self-esteem?
Bah Humbug to Blue Monday! Could sticking to our New Year’s Resolutions boost our self-esteem?

17 January 2022

New blog by Debbie Hunter, Director of Commercial Affairs at CTPA - 17 January 2022

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Protect yourself and your family from festive beauty fakes this Christmas
Protect yourself and your family from festive beauty fakes this Christmas

16 December 2021

Blog by Phil Lewis, Director-General of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) - 16 December 2021

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The beauty business beyond borders: How UK cosmetics companies can capitalise on international regulatory reforms
The beauty business beyond borders: How UK cosmetics companies can capitalise on international regulatory reforms

02 December 2021

New blog by Nico Shaw Núñez, Head of International Growth and Regulatory Services, CTPA - 2 December 2021

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Recycling take-back schemes for cosmetics and personal care products are a vital shared step on the path to NET positive
Recycling take-back schemes for cosmetics and personal care products are a vital shared step on the path to NET positive

25 November 2021

New blog by Dr Emma Meredith, Director-General, CTPA - 25 November 2021

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