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How to recycle your nail salon waste

By Rebecca Hitchon | 18 March 2024

With a number of day-to-day considerations to navigate, how you manage your salon waste can often be pushed to the back of your mind. But it’s easier than you think to respect the environment through your work, as we highlight through our roundup of recycling schemes and tips. RecycLeBelle RecycLeBelle…

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CTPA unveils cosmetics industry manifesto for general election year

By Rebecca Hitchon | 23 February 2024

As the UK heads towards a general election, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) is calling for the next government to develop a strategy for the cosmetics and personal care industry, to secure its continued growth. The UK trade association, which represents companies involved in making, supplying and selling…

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Cosmetics ingredients information is at your fingertips with this mobile app

By Rebecca Hitchon | 5 December 2023

On average, European consumers use over seven different cosmetics daily, but do you know about their ingredients? European personal care association, Cosmetics Europe, is on a mission to drive transparency and improve cosmetics ingredients knowledge, with the launch of the COSMILE Europe app. Allowing users to scan an ingredients list…

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What the government’s policy change means for the cosmetics animal testing ban

By Guest Writer | 31 July 2023

The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association (CTPA) explores what the government’s policy change means for the cosmetics animal testing ban… You may have seen media reports in May that suggested that animal testing of cosmetic ingredients could restart, following the result of a UK High Court ruling.  Shortly afterwards, the…

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CTPA shares advice on enjoying the sun safely

By Guest Writer | 8 July 2023

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) offers guidance on how to stay safe in the sun this summer… Seek out shade, particularly between 11am and 3pm, when the sun is usually at its most intense. Wear loose-fitting clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV…

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UK reinstates ban on animal testing for cosmetic ingredients

By Rebecca Hitchon | 18 May 2023

On 17 May 2023, the UK government issued a statement announcing that no new licences will be granted for animal testing of chemicals exclusively intended to be used as ingredients in cosmetic products. The ban follows pressure from animal rights campaigners, after a judicial review brought about by animal protection…

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Covid-19: CTPA updates guidance on cosmetics testers in stores, salons & spas

By Rebecca Hitchon | 28 January 2022

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has released updated guidance on the use of testers by retailers, salons and spas in the hair, beauty and wellness sector. The guidance, which has been supported by the British Beauty Council, British Retail Consortium and Cosmetics and Perfumery Association (COPRA), is aimed at…

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CTPA urges beauty industry to cease packaging waste

By Rebecca Hitchon | 23 November 2021

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has issued a call to action for the beauty industry to end packaging waste from cosmetic products. In a stakeholder roundtable held by the organisation, it was concluded that the industry’s ultimate goal should be to cease packaging waste, with mainstream refill and…

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CIEH calls for Health & Care Bill amendment to safeguard cosmetic procedures

By Helena Biggs | 14 November 2021

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has called for parliament to amend the Health & Care Bill to improve the safety and regulation of aesthetic non-surgical cosmetic procedures. In recent years, there has been a significant rise in the number and type of non-surgical aesthetic procedures performed in the…

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Green is the new black – sustainability overview & directives for the beauty industry

By Alex Fox | 21 April 2021

Sustainability Matters The global climate strike, stark and scary documentaries, electric cars, reusable coffee cups… over the past few years, sustainability has become more and more ingrained into our daily lives and the choices that we make. So, if we’re trying our best as consumers, are the brands and businesses…

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