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EU Working Group: Cosmetics Should Be 'Free From' Denigrating Ingredient Claims

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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"Paraben-free" claims should not be allowed on cosmetic products because they denigrate the entire ingredient group, including safe options authorized for EU use, a European Commission working group asserts in recently published guidance. It remains to be seen if and how national regulatory authorities implement the guidance and how brands react that have made such claims a core component of their ethos.

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