The cosmetic industry has experienced a significant rise in the presence of cannabis-based ingredients in cosmetic products. Cannabidiol (CBD) gained massive attention worldwide for both manufacturers and consumers and is set to become a distinctive trend for the coming years in the industry.
The Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009/EC is the main regulatory framework for cosmetic products to be placed on the EU market, however, cannabis and its related components pose specific challenges which render compliance with the applicable requirements rather demanding. The interplay between International, EU and national provisions further increase the uncertainty of the regulatory context.
- The current legislative framework for the use of cannabis and CBD in cosmetic products in the EU
- The practical implications for manufacturers caused by the current regulatory patchwork.