Beauty Industry

The main directive in the European Union affecting the manufacture, labelling and supply of cosmetics and personal care products is Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC. It applies to all the countries of the EU as well as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. These regulations apply to single-person companies making or importing just one product as well as to large multinationals. In the UK the directive is enacted as the Cosmetic Product (safety) Regulations 2008. Manufacturers and importers of cosmetic products must comply with the applicable regulations in order to sell their products in the EU. In this industry it is common fall back on a suitably qualified person, such as an independent third party inspection and testing company, to verify the cosmetics’ compliance with the requirements of applicable cosmetic regulations and other relevant legislation, including REACH, GMP, hazardous substances, etc. In the European Union, the circulation of cosmetic products and their safety has been a subject of legislation since 1976. One of the newest amendments of the directive concerning cosmetic industry is a result of the attempt to ban animal testing. Testing cosmetic products on animals has been illegal in the European Union since September 2004, and testing the separate ingredients of such products on animals is also prohibited by law, since March 2009.

Beauty Trade Shows, Trade Fairs, Exhibitions | Health, Beauty, Wellness and Personal Care

2015 Beauty & Wellness Trade Shows

Trade Shows Country Dates
Saudi Health and Beauty Saudi Arabia Nov 25-28
Cosmoprof Asia China Nov 11-13
in-cosmetics Asia Thailand Nov 3-5
COSMEX 2015 Thailand Nov 3-5
Expo Beauty Show México Mexico Oct 25-27
InterCHARM Russia Oct 21-24
Cosmobeauté Indonesia Indonesia Oct 15-17
Cosmobeauté Thailand Thailand Sep 23-25
InterCHARM Ukraine Ukraine Sept 16-18
Hair and Beauty Germany Aug 29-30
Philbeauty Philippines Jul 8-10
Cosmobeauté Asia Malaysia Jul 6-9
Cosmobeauté Myanmar Myanmar Jun 11-13
CosmeticBusiness Germany Jun 10-11
Hair Expo Australia Australia Jun 6-8
Beautyworld Middle East UAE May 26-28
Beauty Eurasia Turkey Apr 30-May 2
Fibo Germany Apr 9-12
Cosmobeauté Vietnam Vietnam Apr 9-11
TOP HAIR International Trend & Fashion Days Germany Mar 28-29
Beauty Düsseldorf Germany Mar 27-29
Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna Italy Mar 20-23
Cosmopack Italy Mar 19-22
Personal Care & Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) China Mar 12-14
Estet Beauty Expo Ukraine Mar 11-13
The Hair Project Belgium Mar 8-9
Salon Melbourne Australia Mar 1-2
Professional Beauty UK Feb 22-23

2014 Beauty & Wellness Trade Shows

Trade Shows Country Dates
Saudi Health and Beauty Saudi Arabia Nov 24-27
Cosmoprof Asia China Nov 12-14
in-cosmetics Asia Thailand Nov 4-6
Expo Beauty Show México Mexico Oct 26-28
InterCHARM Russia Oct 22-25
Cosmobeauté Thailand Thailand Sep 24-26
InterCHARM Ukraine Ukraine Sep 17-19
BeautyEurasia Turkey Jun 12-14
Hair Expo Australia Australia Jun 7-9
CosmeticBusiness Germany Jun 5-6
Beautyworld Middle East UAE May 27-29
SibBeauty Russia May 21-24
Beautyworld Japan Japan May 19-21
International Beauty Expo Malaysia May 17-20
Beauty Show Krasnodar Russia May 15-17
Hair & Beauty meets Hairworld Germany May 3-5
Cosmobeauté Vietnam Vietnam Apr 24-26
Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna Italy Apr 10-14
in-cosmetics Germany Apr 1-3
TOP HAIR International Trend & Fashion Days Germany Mar 22-23
Beauty Düsseldorf Germany Mar 21-23
The Hair Project Netherlands Mar 16-17
Beauty & Care Turkey Mar 13-16


Cosmetic regulations in Europe are often updated to follow the trends of innovations and new technologies while ensuring product safety. For instance, all annexes of the Directive 76/768/EEC were aimed to address potential risks to human health. The new and latest EU Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 will take full effect in July 2013. Under this new regulation, manufacturers, retailers and importers of cosmetics in Europe will be designated as “Responsible Person”. This new status implies that the responsible person has the legal liability to ensure that the cosmetics and brands they manufacture or sell comply with the current cosmetic regulations and norms. The responsible person is also responsible of the documents contained in the Product Information File, a list of product information including data such as Cosmetic Product Safety Report, product description, GMP statement or product function.