Tag Archive: ‘free from’ skincare

Free from labelling: new rules and guidance

There is new guidance — or law, it’s not entirely clear which, and nobody seems able to provide a confident answer — coming into effect for cosmetics in the EU from July 2019 concerning ‘free from’ claims. You can see…
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Developments in free from hair care

We were intrigued recently to learn of the development of a ‘Ribena’ hair dye, made from the skins of blackcurrants who’ve given up their juice to make the popular British cordial and would otherwise be disposed of. Read the Telegraph’s…
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Defending Free From … Again

‘Free From’ labelling is based on fear. So declared a cosmetics industry panel at a summit last year, as reported in Cosmetics Design Europe last month. No, we countered in response. ‘Free from’ messaging is vital to those with allergies, or…
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Where’s the real fear when it comes to ‘free from’ skincare?

‘Free-from claims are based on fear and should stop‘ reads the headline of a report from Cosmetics Design Europe, which is drawn from remarks made by an industry panel at a recent In-Cosmetics Summit meeting. Are they? I don’t read ‘free from animal derivatives’…
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Three ingredients, three problems …

Three interesting snippets on issues that concern us have come to our attention lately … The first concerns the preservative methylisothiazolinone (MI) — a subject we have covered extensively before. Cosmetics Design Europe recently reported that Denmark has called for…
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How much ingredients information is too much?

Cosmetic Scientist Colin of Colin’s Beauty Pages has just posted a very interesting blog about an Australian brand’s particular product label. In it, he wonders about their marketing claims and imprecise use of the word chemical, but what interested us more…
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