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to the website of DGK (German Society for Scientific and Applied Cosmetics) and IKW (German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association) for safety assessors.

The principle of safety assessment of cosmetic products was anchored in the European Cosmetics legislation for the first time through Directive 93/35/EEC (6th Amendment to the EC Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC). ...  read more

Watch a preview video on the DGK/IKW web trainings for safety assessors

Essentials for Daily Life: Consumers use cosmetics daily. They seldom stop to consider how vital cosmetic and personal care products are to us. Beyond their functional benefits, cosmetics contribute to our health and well-being, as well as our self-esteem. But how well do we understand the complex sector that supports every facet of our life? "Essentials for Daily Life" is a series of films offering a behind-the-scenes look at the dynamic, innovative and progressive cosmetics and personal care sector, exploring what the sector is doing to enhance people’s lives, support the planet and improve products. More details about this project from BBC StoryWorks and Cosmetics Europe can be found under

Watch a video from IKW about "The people keeping cosmetics safe". It can be found on the Essentials for Daily Life website and here:


Seminars for safety assessors ...
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Next seminars:

  • 21 September 2022: Seminar for Safety Assessors, Warsaw


DGK IKW education courses for safety assessors. ... read more

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20 Years of Education for Safety Assessors – Video


Further literature and sources of information in the field of safety assessment. ... read more

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