Regulation in 2022 – clampdown
Cruelty free cosmetics and product safety have long been the dominant regulatory issues faced by the cosmetics industry but, in 2022, we saw lawmakers turn greater attention to greenwashing and the environmental impact of the products on offer too.
Kuwait bans sales of cosmetics containing butylphenyl methylpropional (lilial)
The Kuwaiti Union of Consumer Cooperative Societies has withdrawn cosmetics and personal care products that contain butylphenyl methylpropional (lilial) of all kinds as well as its derivatives, according to Zawya.
Nigerian FDA bans Placentyne Hair Lotion
Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration has banned an Italian hair care product after receiving safety information from the European Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products, according to a report published by The Guardian.
Israel and UAE sign fair trade agreement
Israel and the United Arab Emirates have signed a landmark fair trade agreement, according to a report published by Reuters. The deal is Israel’s first with an Arab country.
Israel to relax import rules
Israel is set to lift certain controls placed on imports in a bid to cut prices, according to a report published by Reuters quoting a government official.
L’Oréal South Africa issues voluntary recall of Dark & Lovely relaxer
L’Oréal has informed South Africa’s National Consumer Commission of a voluntary recall of its Dark and Lovely Precise Diamond Straight and Shine relaxer, according to a report published by News 24.
Ugandan beauty brands prepare for DRC sales boost after EAC membership confirmed
Ugandan beauty brands are gearing up for increased sales to the Democratic Republic of Congo after the country joined the East African Community (EAC), according to a report published by The East African.
Tanzania bans three cosmetics ingredients
Tanzania’s cosmetics regulator has ushered in a ban on the use of pyrithione zinc, butylphenyl methylpropional and sodium hydroxymethylglycinate in cosmetics, effective March 1, 2022, according to a report published by All Africa.
South African regulator shuts down Lifebuoy’s claim to protect against infections
South Africa’s Advertising Regulatory Board has ruled that Unilever-owned Lifebuoy crossed the line when describing its soap as capable of protecting against infections, according to a report published by Business Insider South Africa.
Israel to legalize CBD?
Israel is mulling the possibility of decriminalizing cannabidiol, according to a report published by The Jerusalem Post.