Yes it would help if you knew what you were talking about.
"Cosmetic products (until 2013)
National laws applicable to cosmetic products are harmonised at European level in order to facilitate the free movement of these products within the European Union’s (EU) internal market. This Directive lays down rules on the composition, labelling and packaging of cosmetic products. It also introduces a ban on animal testing and on the marketing of products that have been tested on animals."
Council Directive 76/768/EEC of 27 July 1976 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to cosmetic products (Cosmetics Directive) [See amending act(s)].
The free movement of cosmetic products within the European market cannot be restricted or prohibited by Member States if these products are not dangerous to human health under normal or foreseeable conditions of use.
However, if a cosmetic product conforming to this Directive constitutes a danger to human health, the Member State of the territory on which the product is marketed may take restrictive or prohibitive measures. In this instance, it informs the other Member States and the Commission so that appropriate measures can be taken throughout the European Union (EU).
Ingredients and composition
The Directive determines the list of substances which are prohibited in the composition of cosmetic products (Annex II) and the substances which are subject to restrictions or specific conditions of use (Annex III).
The Directive also contains lists of authorised colourings (Annex IV), preservatives (Annex VI) and UV filters (Annex VII).
Containers and/or packaging must specifically mention, in indelible, easily legible and visible characters:
the name and address of the manufacturer or of the person responsible for marketing the product;
the nominal contents at the time of packaging, by weight or by volume;
the date of minimum durability indicated for products with a minimum durability of less than 30 months;
the period of time after opening for which the product can be used for products with a minimum durability of more than 30 months (indicated with the symbol representing an open pot of cream);
the function of the product and particular precautions for use;
the batch number.
This information must be in the official language(s) of the respective Member State.
Moreover, the labelling must contain a list of ingredients. Perfume and aromatic compositions are designated by the words "perfume" or "aroma", except where these have been identified as a significant cause of allergic reactions.
Member States are responsible for monitoring their market. To this end, they check the safety of products manufactured or imported in the EU. Furthermore, they also ensure that the characteristics attributed to cosmetic products are not deceptive.
The manufacturer, the importer or the person responsible for marketing the product must inform the national competent authorities when a product is imported into the EU for the first time.
The Directive puts an end to animal testing by imposing bans on:
testing finished cosmetic products and ingredients on animals (testing ban);
marketing finished cosmetic products which have been tested on animals or which contain ingredients that have been tested on animals (marketing ban).
With regard to repeated-dose toxicity tests, reproductive toxicity tests, and toxicokinetics, the marketing prohibition applies from 11 March 2013. This prohibition is applicable regardless of the availability of alternative test methods."http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/ ... 191_en.htm
I do believe I've already linked this..
It is supposed to have done what? Indicate the EU regulations do not currently require toxicity testing for products/ingredients which may be used in cosmetics?