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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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Packaging and the environment

This section highlights the issues surrounding packaging and seeing the impact of packaging across the supply chain.

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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 three years with much of the controversy surrounding whether it is sustainable or not. Read all about the science behind this ingredient.

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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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Your safety matters to us

Counterfeiting

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

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