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IKW and DGK cooperate on training for safety assessors with International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety and Cosmetics Europe
IKW and DGK cooperate on training for safety assessors with International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety and Cosmetics Europe – Two new training modules to be released in Autumn
Cosmetics and Sustainability – What Germans Think
Unlike a few years ago, the topic of sustainability is now everywhere. Whether in business, society or the environment, people are increasingly concerned with sustainability. Many are already trying to live more sustainably. The Competence Partner Beauty Care of IKW took a closer look and wanted to know to what extent people are succeeding in changing their previous habits. And above all: to what extent does this also affect the cosmetics sector?
Biodiversity in the cosmetics industry
Biodiversity on our planet is decreasing. This affects not only the biodiversity of plants, animals and other life forms, but also the diversity of habitats. This has a dramatic impact on all of us, as humans depend on an intact nature in many ways.
Biodiversity is becoming increasingly important for companies
Natural raw materials play an important role for cosmetic products, because many plant-based and other biological raw materials are used in cosmetics.
Survey: Sustainable action has high priority in the cosmetics industry
The results of the IKW member survey on the topic of sustainability show that responsible and sustainable business practices are firmly anchored in the cosmetics industry. In addition to climate and environmental protection, the company's commitment also includes numerous activities for employees and the community as well as quality standards along the supply chain.
Guidance on “Nature-orientated Cosmetics”
Cosmetic products contribute towards the wellbeing of consumers, and everyday life can no longer be imagined without them. During the past years, consumers have increasingly turned to natural cosmetics or nature-orientated cosmetics. However, natural cosmetics, nature-orientated cosmetics and conventional cosmetics cannot always be clearly differentiated from one another.
Filling stations for cosmetics in retail – What manufacturers and retailers must take into account
In the case of systems for filling cosmetic products in retail trade, the legal requirements of the EC Cosmetic Products Regulation and the respective national regulations in Germany and Austria must of course be fulfilled. Particular attention should be paid to compliance with the cosmetics GMP guidelines.
What do manufacturers do against germs in cosmetics?
Cosmetic products must be safe for the consumer according to the legal requirements. This also includes microbiological safety. The products are therefore manufactured with the greatest possible care to ensure that no pathogenic germs are contained or can multiply in the products.
Finally well styled again!
The results of a current IKW survey show which service Germans would like to use first after the hairdressers reopened.
Advanced training courses for Safety Assessors – now also online
Regardless of when or where you would like to educate yourself: from now on, the course offer for safety assessors of the German Society for Scientific and Applied Cosmetics (DGK) and the German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association (IKW) can also be booked as a web trainings.
20 years of continuing education for safety assessors
The German Society for Scientific and Applied Cosmetics (DGK) and the German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association (IKW) have celebrated the 20th anniversary with a scientific symposium with top-class speakers.
General information for manufacturers and distributors of cosmetic products in Germany – Overview of the requirements of European cosmetics legislation with links to more detailed information
Cosmetics industry supports a global agreement to address plastics pollution
In many parts of the world, the burden of plastics waste on the environment has increased dramatically in recent decades.