Millie Kendall and Caroline Hirons back BABTAC to tackle beauty’s unregulated services sector

The Make Beauty Safe campaign is lobbying for the UK government to make better regulations to stop under qualified professionals carrying out potentially harmful treatments

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EU Commission moves to cut ‘most harmful chemicals’ from consumer products, despite fresh animal testing fears

The EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability is the Commission’s first move towards adopting its zero pollution ...

Klarna puts marketing email blunder down to ‘human error’

The buy now pay later firm was scorned by members of the public after sending out its newsletter to consumers who had ...

Lockdown rumours spark fresh fears among beauty salon owners

As Boris Johnson prepares to announce new restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19, salon owners wait with bated ...

The big split: Preparing for the end of the Brexit transition period

As the transition period nears its end, it is vital that cosmetic and personal care companies take steps to stay ...

H&M fined €35m for illegal surveillance of staff

The group was found guilty of recording ‘extensive’ details of its staff including details of medical symptoms and ...

Cosmetics Business Live 2021: Call for papers to lead the discussion

The postponed event will now take place on 11-12 May 2020

Asbestos: Why is the cosmetics industry not taking responsibility?

Thousands of lawsuits and billions of pounds in compensation later, the dangers of asbestos in talc-containing ...

PETA takes home win in battle against mink fur eyelashes in beauty

The organisation’s latest animal rights push has encouraged a fresh round of beauty companies to drop the ...

A new British standard for biodegradable plastic has been issued

Plastic products, including cosmetics, that claim to be biodegradable, must be able to verify their claims in real- ...

Cruelty-free and REACH: Why are some cosmetic ingredient suppliers being made to use animal tests?

Animal testing to meet the requirements of European cosmetics legislation has been long consigned to history. However, ...

Positive news of the week: More uplifting stories from the beauty industry

Cosmetics Business has rounded up the good news stories over the seven days

Testing for wellness claims: Can we prove the feel-good factor?

While there will always be a place for traditional clinical tests demonstrating an ingredient or finished product’s ...

California passes Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Right to Know Act

Cosmetics makers will have to disclose fragrance and flavour ingredient information to California’s Environmental and ...

Flatworms proposed as alternative to rabbit skin testing

A new, accurate screening tool for clinical skin products has been developed which uses worms, rather than rabbits

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