July 11th is D-Day for many small cosmetic manufacturers as all products made after this date need to meet the new EU Directive on Cosmetic products. Products made before the date can continue to be sold after it, but as with many other small-scale manufacturers, Wikaniko may have a hiatus in production of some of its own brand products. In addition, the prohibitive cost of meeting the new requirements (about £500 for an exisiting product or up to £2000 for a new product) may result in some of our smaller suppliers going out of business – we hope not.
Overall it is only about 10% of the Wikaniko range of products that will be affected by this ruling and though a few products may go out of production, most will reappear – meeting all new regulations – on our ‘web-shop shelves’ in the autumn.
So, if you are a fan of any of the following products please do stock up now! I would hate for you to run out.
Mineral Makeup – the powders and lipsticks will be affected for a short while.
Wikaniko Luxury Shampoos, Conditioners, Creams & Lotions – many of these will be affected by the new regulations, so please do stock up.
Wikaniko Organic Lip Balms – these will be affected for a few months, so again, please do stock up.
Wikaniko Bath Salts (in jars) & Bath Bombs – again, these will be affected so please stock up.
Wikaniko Deodorant Stones – one of our top-selling products and sadly will be affected for a while. Please do stock up and take advantage of our great 2-4-1 offer: buy one and you will recieve 2 in your order.
A couple of products are likely to be discontinued – the bath melts & rollerballs are currently on this list.
Lastly, our own-brand range of shampoos, conditioners, shower gels & handwashes will be discontinued and replaced with equivalents from the Faith In Nature Range. The products are very similar and price per 100ml is comparable, if not better, so this is a great deal.
I will add comments to this post as more information comes in, so please do return to check it.
Please do get in touch if you would like more information.