Colin

I am a formulation scientist, inventor, manager, beauty blogger, beauty futurologist, science communicator and environmentalist. Biggest achievements to date - Conceiving and formulating one of the top selling pharmaceutical scalp treatment shampoos. Organising the first two Formulate trade shows, now a key feature of the UK cosmetic industry's year. Starting Colin's Beauty Pages, the UK's main blog devoted to cosmetic science and other health and beauty matters. Elected as a Fellow of the Society of Biology 1st October 2013. Specialties: Formulation development, science communication, cosmetic regulatory compliance, rheology, experimental design, finding odd connections between things that nobody else has noticed.I am a formulat

Are Eyelash Glues in the EU Regulated as Cosmetics?

In the EU, the regulation of eyelash glues as cosmetics has not been consistent in the past. Some countries, such as France, classified eyelash glue as a cosmetic product and regulated it under Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009. Others felt that the products fell under the General Product Safety Regulation, with the onus on producers and distributors

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Can You Use ‘Made In The EU’ as a country of origin in the US?

Whether a ‘Made in Europe sounds like the sort of question to which there ought to be an easy answer.  It is clear from the UK cosmetic regulations that you need to use the country name.  But it turned out not to be something that the regulations are clear on.  This may be because the

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Is the country of origin required on Cosmetics in the UK?

Yes, the country of origin is required on cosmetics in the UK. According to the UK government’s guidance on making cosmetic products available to consumers in Great Britain, the label for cosmetic products must include the country of origin if the product is imported to the UK The information must be given on both the

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