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Russia Updates Its Cosmetics Regulations

Russia Updates Its Cosmetics Regulations

Russia has scrapped its Sanitary Government Registration (SGR) as part of an overhaul of the regulations surrounding cosmetic imports; the registration used to confirm that imported products conformed to the sanitary requirements of the …

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Environmental Award For Argentinian Mother

Environmental Award For Argentinian Mother

The tragic, but inspiring, story of one woman’s quest for justice in her local community has resulted in a significant victory for health freedom. Sofia Gatica, an ordinary, working-class mother from Argentina, successfully mobilized more than a dozen of her neighbors to fight the indiscriminate spraying …

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Joss Stone Supports Cruelty Free International

Joss Stone Supports Cruelty Free International

Cruelty Free International, the new organization established by the BUAV, is delighted to announce the support of singer-songwriter Joss Stone for its mission to end product testing on animals worldwide. Joss Stone states: “I’m proud to support Cruelty Free …

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Cosmetic Products Notification Portal

Cosmetic Products Notification Portal

The CPNP is the online notification system created for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products. This Regulation requires that the responsible persons and, under certain circumstances …

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Colipa Changes Its Name

Colipa Changes Its Name

The European Cosmetics Association, formerly named Colipa, will now be called ‘Cosmetics Europe – The Personal Care Association’. The association has been representing European cosmetic companies and …

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Mirror Mirror On The Wall . . .

Mirror Mirror On The Wall . . .

A question that most natural & organic cosmetic brands ask themselves is ‘who is the greenest of them all?’, with many thinking they are deserved of the ‘green crown’. Organic Monitor research finds the reality is very different from perception. In its new Natural Cosmetics Brand Assessment report, a chartered chemist …

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Ethical Sales Defy Recession

Ethical Sales Defy Recession

Sales of ethical goods and services – ranging from groceries and household items to financial products and funerals – have remained resilient despite the economic downturn, according to a new report from the Co-operative Group. Overall, they increased by almost 9% in 2010, up from £43bn (EUR 52bn) to £46.8bn (EUR 56bn). Since 1999, sales […]

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New plant discovered in Fiji

New plant discovered in Fiji

A new flowering plant belonging to the Medinilla plant group has been discovered in Fiji . . .

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Vietnamese Oils Industry Needs Help

Vietnamese Oils Industry Needs Help

Viet Nam has favourable conditions to grow various kinds of oil plants, including peppermint, holy basil, cinnamon tree and anise . . .

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Food Regulations Impact Essential Oils

Food Regulations Impact Essential Oils

In the last few years several new European Regulations and Directives have been adopted or announced in relation to flavours and fragrances. As essential oils and extracts are very important ingredients for flavouring and fragrance applications, these new regulations will …

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East African Greenheart Threatened

East African Greenheart Threatened

East African greenheart is an important medicinal tree in East Africa now listed as ‘Vulnerable’ . . .

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EU Scrutinises Cosmetic Ingredients

EU Scrutinises Cosmetic Ingredients

In the European Union, assuring the safety of cosmetic ingredients is based on a dual approach established in the regulatory frameworks, and in relation to the old Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC, no fundamental changes to these principles were introduced with the new Cosmetics Regulation …

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Selling & Manufacturing Aromatherapy Products

Selling & Manufacturing Aromatherapy Products

Do I need a licence to make and sell aromatherapy products and essential oils? No, in general you will only need a licence if your products are sold as medicines or suggest they are by making medicinal claims on …

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Reform of Section 12(1) of the Medicines Act 1968 and Aromatherapy Practice

Reform of Section 12(1) of the Medicines Act 1968 and Aromatherapy Practice

Section 12(1) of the Medicines Act 1968 is commonly referred to as the ‘herbalists exemption’ and permits unlicensed herbal remedies to be made up and supplied by a practitioner to meet the needs of an individual …

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ATC Wins Bronze Medal At Chelsea Flower Show 2008

ATC Wins Bronze Medal At Chelsea Flower Show 2008

The best garden designers, plantsmen and plantswomen from the world’s most celebrated growers come together annually to create the most famous flower show in the world – The RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It is a truly Enchanted Garden, breathtakingly …

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