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Animal testing in cosmetics in China is a major talking point, and many international brands have had to postpone their expansion on the region due to conflicting values.

If you want to know about the progress of alternative testing methods or stay on top of the latest regulatory requirements in Asia's many markets, we've got you covered!

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Free from claims part II: Removing mistruths

14-Aug-2017 - We continued our conversation with Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science on how the cosmetics industry needs to change its narrative to stop communicating unnecessarily fearful messages....

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Free from claims part I: Full of fear

09-Aug-2017 - Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science, highlights how today’s cosmetics and personal care brands are centring on including negative ‘free from’ claims that are creating misplaced fear in...

Australia animal testing: At odds with EU ban

08-Aug-2017 - Following the new regulatory reform, non-profit organisations (NGOs) criticise and oppose Australia’s proposed animal testing cosmetics ban.

South Korean cosmetics act supports customisation

31-Jul-2017 - Korea’s State Council, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), amends the Cosmetics Act, reports reveal.

Urban skin stress technology part II: Speed, safety and solutions

26-Jul-2017 - Emerging market technologies, designed to overcome urban skin stress, answer consumer demands for testing efficacy, personalised skin care and UV monitoring.

Urban skin stress technology part I: Entering the next era

25-Jul-2017 - Science and technology consultancy, Sagentia, releases its latest white paper on the progression of urban skin stress technologies.

Counterfeit consumer goods pose detriment to beauty buyers’ health

25-Jul-2017 - Market insight provider, Clarivate Analytics, reveals that 27% of online buyers have been deceived into unknowingly purchasing fake make up and skin care products.    

Nars loses cruelty-free status?

03-Jul-2017 - As Nars moves into the Chinese market, where animal testing is mandatory, previously loyal supporters opt to boycott the famed brand.

Australia prepares to replace cosmetics regulation NICNAS

28-Jun-2017 - The present National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) cosmetics regulation, which covers a wide range of chemicals including cosmetics, will be reformed from 1st July 2018.

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Chinese regulations update: Knowledge and compliance

21-Jun-2017 - As Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science prepares to provide an update on Chinese regulations at this week’s  in-cosmetics Korea in Seoul, we caught up to gain...

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Korea conducts research to develop natural and organic cosmetics standard

12-Jun-2017 - As in-cosmetics Korea prepares to welcome regulators and formulators from around APAC and the globe, we spoke to Min-sun Kim, Cosmos assistant, Control Union Korea about the efforts to reach...

MGC Pharmaceuticals gains approval for cannabis skin care line

07-Jun-2017 - Amid the completion of its final clinical trials and after receiving the go-ahead in Europe, Australian MGC Pharmaceuticals can actively market its cannabis skin care line.

Beauty industry stands up for Paris Climate Agreement, despite US plans to back out

06-Jun-2017 - Leading cosmetics and personal care companies, including L’Oréal, The Estée Lauder Companies, and Unilever, remain committed to the Paris Agreement. This despite a recent announcement that this country will be...

Social media moguls: how independent beauty brands have the edge on the internet

31-May-2017 - Compared to more traditional, larger beauty players - with some notable exceptions, including L’Oréal - indie beauty brands have generally been leading at the forefront of the industry when it...

Korea updates functional cosmetics classification

30-May-2017 - Recent amendments to Korea’s Cosmetics Act have reassigned four categories of quasi-drugs to functional cosmetics.

Taiwan tightens cosmetics rules

10-May-2017 - APAC regulatory portal, Chemlinked, reports how Taiwan’s cosmetics industry has had a strict overhaul, designed to enable the country to better manage its beauty trading activities.

Shiseido reveals wrinkle improving capabilities of retinol formulation

25-Apr-2017 - Japanese multinational personal care giant, Shiseido, conducted a clinical trial into the effect and efficacy of retinol active ingredients in improving wrinkles.

CIDP pursues anti-pollution and sun care substantiation claims

24-Apr-2017 - The Centre International de Développement Pharmaceutique (CIDP), a Mauritius-based private and independent Contract Research Organisation (CRO), focuses on blue light study protocol and its personal care developments after obtaining ISO-certification....

South Korean biotechnology firm Hugel in €762 mn acquisition deal

24-Apr-2017 - The global private investment firm, Bain Capital, agrees to purchase almost half of South Korean biopharmaceutical firm Hugel.

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Supplier efficacy data drives anti-pollution claims

12-Apr-2017 - With anti-pollution brands focusing on new stories to generate brand and product interest, we asked Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science, how pollutant-protection research and claims are changing.

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PETA part III: Cruelty-free communication is critical

04-Apr-2017 - In our final article looking into how PETA’s campaign has led to Trading Standards being asked to investigate possible illegal marketing from a host of multinational beauty names, we ask...

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PETA part II: Why China still has “much to do” in the fight for non-animal testing

03-Apr-2017 - As the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has asked Trading Standards to explore leading cosmetics companies for possible illegal marketing, we continued to talk to Dr. Julia Baines,...

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PETA part I: Household names face investigation for possible illegal marketing

29-Mar-2017 - Animal rights organisation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA),  has received confirmation that the UK government has asked Trading Standards to investigate several global cosmetics brands on claims...

Wacker opens international training centre in Japan

28-Mar-2017 - Silicone producer, Wacker, strengthens its appeal to the Japanese market through building a training centre in Tsukuba, near Tokyo.

Sun protection: Is it time for a universal measure?

07-Mar-2017 - Although self-tanning and skin whitening trends differ in the East and the West, both eastern and western consumers are conscious of the impact of the sun and the importance of wearing sun...

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