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Understanding your label

Most symbols that are used on cosmetics are the same all over Europe. These are easy to understand and have the advantage that words don't have to be translated into a number of different languages.

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In the news

You can see all the most recent news as well as an archive of our previous stories surrounding the cosmetics industry.

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Sustainability matters

Sustainability is the most pressing and important issue the world has faced collectively. Find out how the UK cosmetics industry is fighting for net positive sustainability.

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The science behind cosmetics

Skin lightening products are cosmetics that change the pigments of melanin within our skin and have been controversial in the past. Find out about the history of these products.

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Media centre

Are you a journalist researching your latest article? Perhaps a student learning more about the industry. Our media centre helps you gain a wealth of knowledge of where the most useful information for you is.

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Palm oil

Palm oil is one of the most heavily debated topics of the past 3 years with much of the controversy surrounding whether it is sustainable or not. See here to see the science explaining their use and misuse.

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Counterfeiting

Learn more about the counterfeiting of cosmetic products and how to recognise and avoid these potentially dangerous fake products.

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Allergies and artificial nail products

Artificial nails are artificial extensions of the natural nail and are extremely popular for all ages. Follow this link to learn about their safety and best use.

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