Studies on human behavior carried out by specialists in the field report that each of us-regardless of gender and age-uses at least eight cosmetics a day. From personal hygiene, through moisturizing and protection, to the final touch of fragrance: cosmetic products are indispensable for everybody to experience that pleasant feeling of well-being.
For these reasons, the development of cosmetics production and distribution is subject to Regulation 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and the European Council, with a significant focus on market safety. Every cosmetic product brought to market has to comply with certain requirements that affect the standards of suppliers’ behavior. Therefore, the cosmetics industry supply chain faces big challenges, from global sourcing, production, and multi-channel distribution, whether in small stores, specialty retail chains, large-scale retail, or to end customers through e-commerce.