Uniform labelling on cosmetics packaging

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Cosmetics must be labelled so as to allow consumers suffering from allergies to check cosmetics for potentially allergenic ingredients.  © Robert Kneschke / fotolia.com

Cosmetics must be labelled so as to allow consumers suffering from allergies to check cosmetics for potentially allergenic ingredients.
© Robert Kneschke / fotolia.com

Trend towards US-European consistency

In the European Union cosmetic ingredients have been listed in accordance with the INCI System (International Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredients) since 1997.  © Beiersdorf

In the European Union cosmetic ingredients have been listed in accordance with the INCI System (International Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredients) since 1997. © Beiersdorf

Pursuant to the International Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredients in the EU 26 potentially allergenic odorants are listed for perfumes.   © Messe Düsseldorf

Pursuant to the International Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredients in the EU 26 potentially allergenic odorants are listed for perfumes. © Messe Düsseldorf

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In the US cosmetic products are currently listed in a nomenclature pursuant to the CFTA (Chemistry, Toiletry and Fragrance Association) now called the Personal Care Products Council. The trend, however, is towards a globally uniform INCI nomenclature. © Beiersdorf

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