COSlaw.eu is the information platform on European cosmetics law. Our goal is to provide all relevant information on a single platform. We enable our visitors to be informed about regulatory changes in advance, to make sure they are always compliant with the EU legislation on cosmetics.
COSlaw is the tool to meet the needs of the cosmetics industry & its consumers by proposing to be curious, aware and cautious of different aspects of cosmetics through:
- An overview of restricted and banned ingredients in our → Watch-out database.
- The first and only collection of public documents that help understand EU cosmetics law in our → Library of documents
- The latest regulatory updates under → News
- Our selection of podcasts, tutorials and webinars in → Media
COSlaw is a project powered by Obelis Group, one of the largest centers in Europe for EU Responsible Persons. Obelis Group is co-founder of the European Responsible Person Association (ERPA), and a member of the EU Associations and EU Commission working groups.
The COSlaw Team is composed of dedicated consultants working in the Publications department at Obelis Group. The Team is in charge of continuous monitoring of regulatory developments, analyzing, editing and creating content as well as collecting documents for the platform under the supervision of Ajda Mihelčič, Manager of the Publications department.
Meet some of our COSlaw Team Members!
Ajda Mihelčič joined Obelis Regulatory department in 2017 to assist clients through the EU compliance process. She has been managing the Publications department since 2019, supervising all regulatory content externally published, and ensuring timely circulation of regulatory developments.
Ajda holds a law degree from the University of Ljubljana and an Advanced Master’s degree from Saint-Louis University of Brussels. She has been gathering experiences at the European institutions, in the international judiciary and in the non-governmental branch. Regulatory affairs were her main focus in the past years, while managing the Information Platforms COSlaw.eu and MDlaw.eu.
Ajda is native Slovenian with fluency in English and French, and is improving her Italian. She is passionate about EU law, knowledge sharing and firmly believes in the European project.
Simona Varrella is an Expert Consultant in the Publications Department at Obelis Group.
Simona holds a bachelor degree in linguistics and a master in multilingual educational linguistics. In her university career, she studied at the University of Naples L’Orientale, University of Heidelberg, University of Vaasa, and University of Hamburg.
She has experience in editing, translation, and editorial research in four different EU countries and cultivates a vivid interest in communications, European Law, and politics. Simona is fluent in English, German, and Italian and is improving her French and Spanish.
Francesca Santacatterina is a Consultant in the Publications Department at Obelis Group, where she is taking care of cosmetics regulatory research.
Francesca holds a Master’s degree in Law with a specialization in European Union Law from the University of Trento. She has gained educational and professional experience in Italy, Poland, and Russia. Then, she moved to Belgium to work in the heart of the EU.
She is passionate about writing and international relations.
Camila Pandiani has joined Regulatory Affairs Department at Obelis Group in 2021.
Camila holds a master’s degree in diplomacy and international organizations with a specialization in European and international economic relations. She grew up living in different countries, gaining international experience in Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Canada, the USA, Spain and currently Brussels.
Due to this international background, Camila is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English, she is perfectionating her Italian and is starting to gain French knowledge.
Katerina owns a Diploma in Chemical engineering from the National and Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and a Master’s and a Ph.D. degree focused in Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, obtained from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). She has pursued a 5-year research career focusing in the discovery of novel anti-aging natural products from microorganisms and has a demonstrated history of working as a visiting researcher in several Research Institutes around Europe in the field of chemistry, biology and microbiology. Katerina has a demonstrated record of numerous published scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals of high impact factor. She has participated in several national and EU funded scientific programs, including one Marie Curie action, and in more than ten national and international congresses with oral and poster communications of her scientific work. After finishing her PhD studies in 2019, she joined QACS Laboratories team in the Services department, Safety Assessment and Efficacy Testing of Cosmetic Products and currently is working as a Safety Assessor and Regulatory Affairs specialist.
Dr. Mark Smith
Dr. Mark Smith graduated with a M.Chem (Hons.) degree in chemistry and an interdisciplinary PhD. between chemistry and genetics. Before joining NATRUE in June 2014, Dr. Smith worked in research with two positions covering biotechnology (Leeds, UK) and the pharmaceuticals (Montréal, Canada). Dr. Smith became Director General of NATRUE in July 2016 where his is responsible for the day-to-day running of NATRUE, as well as taking a lead role in all political, regulatory and scientific affairs of the association.
Luminita Pascanu received a MSc in Applied Social Psychology from the Vrije Universiteit in the Netherlands and a BA in International Communication and Management from the International University in Germany.
With her communication and management background and her practical experience in the regulatory field accumulated in the last 8 years, Luminita holds a Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Senior Consultant position at Obelis.
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