European Cosmetics Industry: Main Aspects and Regulation

21 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2017

Date Written: December 4, 2017


In this paper, we attempt to analyze all important aspects of European regulation in cosmetic industry. Accordingly, this paper will examine main provisions of the Cosmetics Directive 1976 and consider an adoption of a new Cosmetics Regulation, which has became a big step towards enhancement of cosmetics regulation at the European level, and compare their main provisions. Furthermore, this paper will consider essential prepositions for appropriate development of cosmetic industry and improvements that have been provided in Europe in order to fulfill all worldwide essential requirements and standards in cosmetic production. Some important aspects will be observed thoroughly, for example, market surveillance; a ban on animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients; environmental, social and economic issues related to the cosmetic industry; a self-regulatory approach to cosmetics advertising. The final level of an analysis consists of summarizing the relevant data and defining future perspectives in cosmetic industry.

Keywords: European cosmetic industry, Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC, Cosmetics Regulation (EC)1223/2009, standards in cosmetic productions, market surveillance, a ban on animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients

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Manteghi, Maryna, European Cosmetics Industry: Main Aspects and Regulation (December 4, 2017). Available at SSRN: or

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