The new EU regulation – changes and compliance

June 2012

What is all the fuss about regulating cosmetic products? Why do they need to be so carefully scrutinised? The beginning of the EU cosmetic products regulation harks back to the 1970s when several incidents involving the deaths of children from the accidental inclusion of the organochlorine disinfectant, hexachlorophene, in baby products which, at the time, was also used widely in adult cosmetic products such as soaps and facial cleansers.

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