What does the international regulatory picture look like?

Across the world, consumer demand for cosmetics is at an all-time high and shows no sign of slowing down. But things in the industry are changing compared with ten years ago. While marketing still attracts consumers to cosmetic products, they have become much more aware of the ingredients that go into them. Ethical production, environmentally friendly and ‘clean cosmetics’ are features that increasingly influence the choice of consumers. Cosmetic manufacturers and the market, traditionally very resilient, are quickly adapting to meet these new demands. 

But what does the international regulatory picture look like? Does it reflect consumer opinion and is it future-proof? A single global standard for cosmetics is not currently realistic and companies must accept multiple and diverse regulations if they aspire to trade effectively on the international market. 

Post-summit workshop

Chemical Watch, together with Delphic HSE, will be running this one-day, in-person training programme in Washington DC directly after our Cosmetics Regulatory Summit USA event (3–4 October). After hearing about the latest regulatory changes and hot topics during the summit, this workshop is designed to provide more practical advice on international cosmetic regulations and offer regulatory summaries based on real-world knowledge. 

There is a strict limit of 20 delegates for this workshop, so book your place today to avoid disappointment. Join us in person.

You can find out more about the Cosmetics Regulatory Summit, taking place 3 - 4 October, here. 

Professional Development members: Due to its format, this workshop will not be available on demand and is not part of the Professional Development membership. However, if you are interested in attending in person, you can buy a ticket through this page or contact your Account Manager to use one of your three free in-person places.