Please select from one of the links below to find out more about current activities within the industry:
Please note however, that listing any of the following linked sites is for directory purposes only and does not, in any way, imply endorsement of any of the sites, their views or policies or the accuracy of the information that they contain. UPL has no control over the content of these sites.
This is a consumer website provided by the CTPA that provides scientific facts about common ingredients used in cosmetics and also provides the industry’s perspective on common safety questions as well as information on how products are regulated to ensure safety and efficacy.
The CTPA represents cosmetic and personal care companies of all sizes involved in sourcing of ingredients, manufacturing, packaging, labelling and distribution, the CTPA provides members with comprehensive scientific and technical advice. Further information on the work of the CTPA is available from their main website which also houses the full set of legislation under ‘Cosmetic regulations’.
The Soil Association health and beauty care standards provide the most comprehensive organic standards worldwide for this rapidly growing market sector. The Soil Association standards are technically robust, based on Nordic standards, EC cosmetics directive and EC regulation 2092/91 which governs organic food production and food processing. More consumers look for the Soil Association symbol than any other organic symbol. It is the organic symbol of trust.
Through their not-for-profit business Soil Association Certification Ltd they inspect and award organic certification to farms and businesses that meet their organic standards. The Soil Association symbol on pack is a customer’s guarantee that a product meets the highest standards of sustainability and quality.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is an executive agency of the Department of Health. Their role is to enhance and safeguard the health of the public by ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are acceptably safe. No product is risk free. Underpinning all their work lie robust and fact-based judgements to ensure that the benefits to patients and the public justify the risks.
SGS provides inspection, verification, testing and certification services and they are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.
Pharmig is the forum for microbiology in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and allied industries. It provides a focus for continuing professional development and a unique opportunity for the exchange of microbiological information. Pharmig is a non-profit making organisation, established in 1991, that represents the interests of individuals working in, have responsibility for, or work alongside microbiology.
The Society of Cosmetic Scientists key purpose is to advance the science of cosmetics and toiletries, to provide the means for the dissemination and interchange of knowledge pertinent to cosmetic and related sciences and to promote high ethical standards in cosmetic science.
News /Journals: The following links provide details on news and events within the industry: