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How can you prepare for the upcoming EU REACH Microplastic Restrictions?
How can you prepare for the upcoming EU REACH Microplastic Restrictions?

28 May 2024

Learn about the available guidance and tools that you can use to help with the understanding of the restriction.

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SAG-CS Opinion on Methyl Salicylate Published
SAG-CS Opinion on Methyl Salicylate Published

11 March 2024

UK scientific committee opinion on methyl salicylate published, with some differences from EU opinion.

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CTPA Launches the Cosmetics Industry Manifesto
CTPA Launches the Cosmetics Industry Manifesto

21 February 2024

CTPA Manifesto is calling for the next Government to develop a strategy for the cosmetics and personal care industry

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Do you Know your Obligations for Cosmetovigilance as an RP?
Do you Know your Obligations for Cosmetovigilance as an RP?

28 May 2024

Are you looking to upskill on your Cosmetovigilance obligations as an RP?

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OPSS Enforcement Policy Update
OPSS Enforcement Policy Update

21 May 2024

OPSS have updated the policy setting out their approach to non-compliance.

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Can you Identify which Products Might be Affected by EU REACH?
Can you Identify which Products Might be Affected by EU REACH?

20 May 2024

It is important for companies to learn how to evaluate which ingredients used in their portfolio may be in scope of the microplastics restriction.

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EU REACH Restriction on D4/D5/D6 Published
EU REACH Restriction on D4/D5/D6 Published

20 May 2024

On 17 May 2024, the EU Commission published the REACH restriction on D4/D5/D6 on the Official Journal of the EU.

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IMPORTANT – Defra Launches Consultation on UK REACH ATRm
IMPORTANT – Defra Launches Consultation on UK REACH ATRm

20 May 2024

On 16 May 2024, Defra published its consultation on the Alternative Transitional Registration model (ATRm) under the UK REACH. 

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Do you Know the Differences between a UE and a SUE?
Do you Know the Differences between a UE and a SUE?

13 May 2024

Understand the differences between UEs and SUEs and the related legal obligations.

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OPSS Survey on the Impact of the Draft Regulation on Kojic Acid
OPSS Survey on the Impact of the Draft Regulation on Kojic Acid

13 May 2024

Survey on the inclusion of kojic acid as a restricted ingredient in cosmetics under Annex III.

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UK Product Safety Database Alerts April 2024
UK Product Safety Database Alerts April 2024

10 May 2024

Update on OPSS product safety alerts and reports.

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EU Safety Gate Alerts April 2024
EU Safety Gate Alerts April 2024

10 May 2024

Update on EC product safety alerts and reports.

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NEW CTPA Webinar: Impact of the EU REACH Microplastics Restriction
NEW CTPA Webinar: Impact of the EU REACH Microplastics Restriction

07 May 2024

This webinar will help companies understand the restriction requirements.

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CTPA Relaunches its ‘Patch Testing Guidelines’
CTPA Relaunches its ‘Patch Testing Guidelines’

07 May 2024

CTPA has relaunched its ‘Patch Testing Guidelines’.

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ASA Ruling on Misleading and Unsubstantiated Claims
ASA Ruling on Misleading and Unsubstantiated Claims

30 April 2024

Upheld ruling on colour correcting product for stained teeth.

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What is Cosmetovigilance and Why is it Important?
What is Cosmetovigilance and Why is it Important?

29 April 2024

Join our annual webinar presenting case studies on how to perform causality assessments on 9 July 2024.

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Chartered Trading Standards Institute launches
Chartered Trading Standards Institute launches "Cost of Beauty" campaign

26 April 2024

CTPA was associated to the campaign and supports the messages.

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SCS Summer Festival 2024
SCS Summer Festival 2024

25 April 2024

Live presentations on cosmetic market trends and networking.

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Sad Announcement – Tony Eden-Brown
Sad Announcement – Tony Eden-Brown

24 April 2024

It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Tony Eden-Brown

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Statutory Instrument for CE Mark Recognition in UK
Statutory Instrument for CE Mark Recognition in UK

24 April 2024

Draft SI published extending the recognition of EU conformity assessment marking in GB.

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EU CLP Revision: Text Adopted by EU Parliament
EU CLP Revision: Text Adopted by EU Parliament

24 April 2024

The European Parliament has voted to adopt the proposed text.

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DBT Webinar: How to Succeed in the Indian Beauty Market
DBT Webinar: How to Succeed in the Indian Beauty Market

23 April 2024

The webinar is scheduled for Thursday 25 April 2024 at 11:00am.

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Alert: Phishing Emails Offering CTPA Lists and Pricing Information for Sale
Alert: Phishing Emails Offering CTPA Lists and Pricing Information for Sale

17 April 2024

We are aware of some members receiving emails implying that contact details held by CTPA are available as a mailing list for purchase

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CosPaTox Guidelines for PCR Plastic in Cosmetic Packaging
CosPaTox Guidelines for PCR Plastic in Cosmetic Packaging

16 April 2024

The CosPaTox Consortium has published guidelines on the safe use of post-consumer recycled plastics in cosmetic packaging.

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If I am making a hair dye that doesn’t contain PPD, can I make the claim ‘PPD-free’?
If I am making a hair dye that doesn’t contain PPD, can I make the claim ‘PPD-free’?

15 April 2024

A hair dye containing PPD, PTD or other PPD-related ingredients must not claim ‘PPD-free’.

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Important: Sodium Fluoride and Acetyl Hexamethyl Tetralin - Call for Interest
Important: Sodium Fluoride and Acetyl Hexamethyl Tetralin - Call for Interest

12 April 2024

Companies who are interested in contributing to the defence work, please find more info here and get in touch.

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Upcoming CTPA Cosmetic Claims Training Programme 2024
Upcoming CTPA Cosmetic Claims Training Programme 2024

09 April 2024

CTPA to host a webinar followed by an in-person training day on cosmetic claim principles and approaches.

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UK Product Safety Database Alerts January, February and March 2024
UK Product Safety Database Alerts January, February and March 2024

05 April 2024

Update on OPSS product safety alerts and reports

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EU Safety Gate Alerts March 2024
EU Safety Gate Alerts March 2024

05 April 2024

Update on EC product safety alerts.

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EU Regulation on 9 Cosmetic Ingredients Published (Includes Vit A)
EU Regulation on 9 Cosmetic Ingredients Published (Includes Vit A)

04 April 2024

On 3 April 2024, the EU Commission published on the Official Journal of the EU the regulation amending the Annexes to the EU Cosmetic Products Regulation (CPR) with 9 cosmetic ingredients. 

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Update to the Annexes of the UK Cosmetics Regulation
Update to the Annexes of the UK Cosmetics Regulation

04 April 2024

On 3 April 2024, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) published a Statutory Instrument updating Annex III of the UK Cosmetics Regulation.

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New GB MCL Notified to WTO
New GB MCL Notified to WTO

04 April 2024

On 25 March 2024, the HSE notified to the WTO the proposed amendments to the GB MCL, which will introduced new mandatory classifications under the GB CLP Regulation for a number of substances. 

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Canada - Changes in Rules of Origin from 1 April 2024
Canada - Changes in Rules of Origin from 1 April 2024

04 April 2024

Under the TCA, UK traders were able to count EU inputs as if they were originating in their exports to Canada. 

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Draft SCCS Opinion on Triphenyl Phosphate
Draft SCCS Opinion on Triphenyl Phosphate

04 April 2024

On 4 April 2024, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) issued its draft opinion on the safety of triphenyl phosphate when used as a plasticiser in nail products at 5%.

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Important: Bumetrizole and Octrizole - Call for Interest in Ingredients
Important: Bumetrizole and Octrizole - Call for Interest in Ingredients

28 March 2024

We would like to figure out the interest in these two ingredients to potentially add them to the Master List.

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EcoBeautyScore Public Consultation
EcoBeautyScore Public Consultation

21 March 2024

The EBS Consortium has launched a public consultation to obtain feedback on the EBS methodology and scoring system. The deadline for responses is 29 April 2024.

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New!  CTPA Guidance ‘Special Considerations for Specific Product Types in the Cosmetic Product Safety Report’
New! CTPA Guidance ‘Special Considerations for Specific Product Types in the Cosmetic Product Safety Report’

19 March 2024

CTPA launched a new guidance titled ‘Special Considerations for Specific Product Types in the Cosmetic Product Safety Report’.

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NEW! CTPA Flowchart on How to Place a New Cosmetic Ingredient on the UK and EU Markets
NEW! CTPA Flowchart on How to Place a New Cosmetic Ingredient on the UK and EU Markets

18 March 2024

CTPA launched a new resource to show the steps that companies shall follow when they are looking to place a new cosmetic ingredient on the UK and EU markets.

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CTPA Webinar: UK Enforcement for Cosmetics and Competent Authorities
CTPA Webinar: UK Enforcement for Cosmetics and Competent Authorities

15 March 2024

Free webinar open for CTPA members and non-members.

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Cosmetic Ingredients Added to the GB Mandatory Classification List
Cosmetic Ingredients Added to the GB Mandatory Classification List

13 March 2024

On 12 March 2024, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) added 25 chemical substances to the GB Mandatory Classification List (MCL). 

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Recording Now Available – OPRL Webinar
Recording Now Available – OPRL Webinar

08 March 2024

The recording, as well as the presentation and Q&A can be accessed in CTPA’s Webinar Archive.

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Recording Now Available – Commit for Our Planet Webinar
Recording Now Available – Commit for Our Planet Webinar

08 March 2024

The recording, as well as the presentation and Q&A can be accessed in CTPA’s Webinar Archive.

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Recording Now Available – Action for Sustainable Derivatives (ASD)
Recording Now Available – Action for Sustainable Derivatives (ASD)

07 March 2024

The recording, as well as the presentation and Q&A can be accessed in CTPA’s Webinar Archive.

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European Chemical Agency (ECHA) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Update: March 2024
European Chemical Agency (ECHA) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Update: March 2024

06 March 2024

European Chemical Agency (ECHA) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Update: March 2024

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HSE Publishes UK REACH Work Programme 2023-2024
HSE Publishes UK REACH Work Programme 2023-2024

16 February 2024

On 15 February 2024, the HSE published it 2023-2024 work programme under the UK REACH Regulation.

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CE/EFfCI Guidance on the EU REACH Microplastics Restriction
CE/EFfCI Guidance on the EU REACH Microplastics Restriction

15 February 2024

On 14 February 2024, CE and EFfCI launched their joint guidance on the EU REACH microplastics restriction.

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LGFB Charity Netball Tournament 2024
LGFB Charity Netball Tournament 2024

12 February 2024

LGFB is appealing for professional and amateur netball teams to sign-up for its national Charity Netball Tournament 2024

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UK Government ‘Help to Grow’ Campaign
UK Government ‘Help to Grow’ Campaign

05 February 2024

DBT launches campaign to support small and medium businesses.

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China Cosmetics Regulatory Workshop is Back!
China Cosmetics Regulatory Workshop is Back!

02 February 2024

Register now for DBT and CTPA webinar on the latest China cosmetic regulations.

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HSE Final Opinions on 90 Substances for Mandatory Classification under GB CLP
HSE Final Opinions on 90 Substances for Mandatory Classification under GB CLP

31 January 2024

On 11 January 2024, the HSE published a bulk of Technical Reports and Final Opinions to propose mandatory classifications under the GB CLP Regulation for the 90 substances which were part of the 14th and 15th ATP to the EU CLP Regulation.

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UK Government Indefinite Extension of CE Mark Recognition
UK Government Indefinite Extension of CE Mark Recognition

31 January 2024

UK notifies to the WTO the SI extending the recognition of EU conformity assessment marking.

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UK Government Webinar for Using the UKCA Marking
UK Government Webinar for Using the UKCA Marking

29 January 2024

DBT to host webinar on the updates to the UK approach to conformity assessment marking.

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Consultation on the UK Government Review of Units of Measurement
Consultation on the UK Government Review of Units of Measurement

23 January 2024

The UK Government has published findings of the consultation on units of measurement.

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OPSS Release Delivery Report for 2022/2023
OPSS Release Delivery Report for 2022/2023

23 January 2024

The report sets out the work delivered by OPSS with product regulation, authorities, and partners.

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IMPORTANT – Call for Interest on Several Substances
IMPORTANT – Call for Interest on Several Substances

22 January 2024

Usage check for strontium salts and spearmint oil

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Media Alert: Tik Tok Trend of Anti-ageing Products Use for Children
Media Alert: Tik Tok Trend of Anti-ageing Products Use for Children

19 January 2024

You may have seen recent media coverage on the issue of social media influence on teenagers and use of anti-ageing skincare products.

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Do you Need Help With the new Requirements for Allergens in the EU?
Do you Need Help With the new Requirements for Allergens in the EU?

18 January 2024

Cosmetics Europe published guidance to help companies comply with the EU requirements for additional fragrance allergens.

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CTPA Response to the ‘Smarter Regulation’ Call for Evidence
CTPA Response to the ‘Smarter Regulation’ Call for Evidence

18 January 2024

CTPA has published the response to the DBT ‘Smarter Regulation’ call for evidence.

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SCS: 'Prove it! Decoding Cosmetic Claim Substantiation' Event
SCS: 'Prove it! Decoding Cosmetic Claim Substantiation' Event

17 January 2024

Live presentations exploring a comprehensive range of claim substantiation approaches.

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