Cosmetics Europe launches COSMILE Europe ingredient database

Cosmetics Europe launches COSMILE Europe ingredient database

THE WHAT? Cosmetics Europe has launched a European ingredient database to help European citizens find out more about cosmetic ingredients.

THE DETAILS COSMILE Europe, as the database is named, is available in 14 languages and covers some 30,000 ingredients used in beauty products. It contains information on the ingredient’s properties, function and whether it is synthetic or of natural origin as well as the type of product it is found in.

THE WHY? John Chave, Director General of Cosmetics Europe, explains, “Cosmetics Europe is delighted to be sharing this tool with European citizens. There’s a deluge of information on cosmetics on the internet and it can be difficult to know which sources are reliable. The European cosmetics and personal care industry wants to provide European citizens with a simple way to access reliable, verified and scientifically supported information on cosmetics ingredients.”