Brazil’s competition watchdog has given L’Oréal the go-ahead to proceed with its acquisition of Aesop, according to a report published by Reuters.
The Humane Society International has praised regulators for South America’s largest beauty market for ushering in a partial ban on animal testing for cosmetics. Brazil’s National Council for the Control of Animal Experimentation has outlawed animal testing for beauty ingredients with ‘known effects’ and provided for alternative testing methods for ‘unknown ingredients’.
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.
Mexico has become the first North American country to pass a ban on testing cosmetic on animals, with the senate giving unanimous support.
Seed Beauty has filed for dismissal of the case it bought against KKW Beauty and Coty-owned Kylie Cosmetics, according to a report published by the Fashion Law.
Argentina has published a draft regulatory framework for the development of the medical cannabis and industrial hemp industry, according to a report published by El Planteo.
Together is set to become the first Israeli medical cannabis public company to market its products in Brazil. The CBD oil supplier has signed a memorandum of understanding with a local partner who will be responsible for obtaining regulatory clearance.
The Colombian Senate has banned the testing of cosmetics on animals. The measure was passed almost unanimously under Bill 120/2018.
Some 250,000 Natura &Co customers have fallen victim of a data breach after some Amazon-hosted servers belonging to the Brazilian firm went unprotected, leading to personal information being exposed, according to a report published by Pymnts.com.
Four Andean countries have postponed the harmonisation of a joint cosmetic standard for six months, according to a report by Chemical Watch.