Worlwide Regulations
Overview of the worldwide regulations for cosmetics
Europe
The sale of cosmetic products and the evaluation of their innocuousness to humans are subject to different regulations in different countries. In Europe, the 27 July 1976 directive forbids the sale of finished products tested on animals since September 2004 and products whose ingredients or combinations of ingredients have been tested on animals, from March 2013. The ban on animal experiments has been gradual to enable alternative methods to be developed.

One law, several stages
27 July 1976: entry into force of Council directive 76/768/CEE governing the market for cosmetic products within the European Union.
11 September 2004: the seventh amendment to the directive forbids the sale of finished products tested on animals. Products containing ingredients or combinations of ingredients tested on animals are banned in two phases: from 11 March 2009 for tests evaluating the innocuousness of ingredients and from 11 March 2013, for tests on long-term toxicity.
11 March 2009: ban on products containing ingredients or combinations of ingredients tested on animals to evaluate skin irritation, phototoxicity, skin corrosion, skin absorption, genotoxicity, eye irritation and acute toxicity.

11 March 2013: ban on products containing ingredients or combinations of ingredients tested to evaluate the toxicity of substances taken in repeated doses, the effects of some substances on reproduction and to study the toxicokinetics of products. Concerned are tests of carcinogenicity, photo-allergy, skin sensitivity, toxico-kinetics, reprotoxicity, teratogenesis, repeated-dose toxicity and photomutagenesis.

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