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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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Sustainability goals for 2017 and beyond part II: improving environmental and social impact

05-Dec-2016 - As APAC companies develop sustainability targets that make both an environmental and social difference in 2017, we spoke to Amarjit Sahota, Director of Organic Monitor about the cosmetics industry's key concerns...

Are P&G and Unilever using child labor to source palm oil for personal care and cosmetic products? Amnesty International says ‘yes’

30-Nov-2016 - The human rights NGO released a new report today calling out nine multinational corporations that Amnesty found to be buying oil from a company with documented child labor, as well...

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Sustainability goals for 2017 and beyond part I: resources and ethical labelling

30-Nov-2016 - As the latest Sustainable Cosmetics Summit took place earlier this month, in this two-part article we discuss with Amarjit Sahota, Director of Organic Monitor, the key sustainability topics on the cosmetics agenda...

China restricts Korean K-beauty influence

28-Nov-2016 - Distribution agreements and commercial relationships between China and South Korea’s cosmetics, beauty and personal industries have suffered a significant setback as China imposes stricter broadcasting rules.

Korean National Assembly Forum highlights alternative testing methods

23-Nov-2016 - Humane Society International is holding an Assembly Forum in Korea to emphasise the importance of “supporting advancing science without suffering”.

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PETA praises China’s non-animal cosmetics testing decision

08-Nov-2016 - As China announces that it has accepted the first completely non-animal cosmetics test, we spoke to Amanda Nordstrom, who is involved with PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies programme on what this...

Personal care brands prepare for in-cosmetics Asia 2016

08-Nov-2016 - in-cosmetics Asia 2016 is set to reveal the latest trends to dominate the Asia-Pacific (APAC) marketplace and will highlight what the personal care and ingredients sectors can expect to see...

Taiwan votes to ban cosmetics animal testing

02-Nov-2016 - Following India and South Korea’s decisions to become the first Asian nation to ban animal testing on cosmetics, Taiwan has also voted to end cosmetics animal testing.

Cosmoprof Asia 2016 launches the World Asia Forum

01-Nov-2016 - This year, the renowned cosmetics event will introduce the World Asia Forum, its 2016 educational programme. 

Strong R&D developments expected for halal cosmetics

27-Oct-2016 - As the halal cosmetics trend remains prominent within the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market, the upcoming in-cosmetics Asia event in Bangkok will explore the growing halal cosmetic products market and how it...

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Targeted delivery systems improve active ingredient applications part II

26-Oct-2016 - As active ingredients are targeted to specific skin cells that help to maximise the appearance of skin, companies are investing in sophisticated marketing campaigns to explain complex systems.

Refined glycogen helps avoid harmful effects of sun exposure

26-Oct-2016 - A recent study shows that a newly-refined glycogen product supports the sun care and skin care damage prevention market by alleviating cell degradation and aging effects on the skin.

Japan bans 19 ingredients used in medicated soaps

20-Oct-2016 - Following the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision that antibacterial wash manufacturers must ban 19 ingredients from their products within one year, Japan has announced it has already put...

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How Pollution Protection is transforming APAC cosmetics Part I

19-Oct-2016 - As consumers are increasingly searching for ways to protect their skin from pollution, we spoke to Christina Ho, Regional Skin Care Marketing Manager for Asia Pacific at cosmetics manufacturer Croda...

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Strict selection process leads anti-pollution skin care development

13-Oct-2016 - As consumers become increasingly aware and concerned about the effect pollution has on the skin, we speak to Alain Khaiat, President at Seers Consulting who gives us the latest on...

Skin whitening in India gathers pace

11-Oct-2016 - As the Indian skin-whitening market focuses on beauty-enhancing claims around health, David Tyrrell, Global Analyst at Mintel says “brands need to take the ethical high-ground when talking about fairer skin...

Animal testing: inquiry launched into EU bodies' statement

07-Oct-2016 - In light of the recent EU court ruling that there are to be ‘no exceptions’ to the animal testing ban on cosmetics, an inquiry has been launched into the official,...

New skin care actives and pigments launch

06-Oct-2016 - Azelis and Tagra Biotechnologies team up to launch skin care actives and pigments in India, Australia and New Zealand.

What does pollution mean for your skin?

06-Oct-2016 - This is the question in-cosmetics Asia 2016’s New Spotlight On feature will examine when it will display a range of anti-pollution products and the latest innovative ingredients helping to redress...

China cuts cosmetics consumption tax

04-Oct-2016 - China has reduced or removed consumption tax on all cosmetic products in a bid to help improve slowed economic growth.

Shiseido bulks up its cyber security

30-Sep-2016 - International beauty giant Shiseido is investing in its cyber defenses, and has appointed UK-based security firm Centrify to provide secure functionality for accessing its global systems.

ISO 16128 and national standards set to create global consistency

28-Sep-2016 - As the natural and organic cosmetics market remains fragmented yet in a state of rapid growth, the ISO 16128, along with national standards, aim to provide consumers with transparency and confidence.

Nu Skin settles SEC prob

27-Sep-2016 - The global anti-aging and skin care products maker has reached an agreement with the  Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over a probe into the company’s charitable contribution in China....

Taiwan approves new draft revisions to cosmetic safety law

21-Sep-2016 - Taiwan’s new Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cabinet has recently approved a comprehensive list of draft revisions for Taiwan's cosmetics law.

India set to reduce restrictions on cosmetic imports

20-Sep-2016 - The Indian government is expected to imminently announce its removal of research trials for foreign cosmetics to help with the flow of imported goods.

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