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!
20-Nov-2014 - In a new report evaluating the global market for in-vitro toxicity testing through 2020, Persistence Market Research sorts out the data according to industry, region, technology and more.
19-Nov-2014 - British cosmetics company Lush has recognized a number of Asian players in its annual Fighting Against Animal Testing 2014 award to highlight efforts to outlaw animal testing.
18-Nov-2014 - Triclosan has been under scrutiny in the cosmetics industry for a number of years, and now a new study has linked it with liver cancer in laboratory mice. While not...
18-Nov-2014 - As part of its measures to cut red tape and promote innovation, the Australian government is pushing for greater acceptance of international standards and risk assessments.
17-Nov-2014 - The clinical study found that people exposed to higher levels of air pollution had distinctly compromised skin compared to people in areas with better air quality.
15-Oct-2014 - India has become the first cruelty-free cosmetics zone in South Asia having banned the import of animal tested cosmetics, only months after the implementation of a national ban on cosmetics...
14-Oct-2014 - The number of animal tests has declined significantly in New Zealand, but the Humane Society International says it will continue to put pressure on until the practice is totally outlawed.
09-Oct-2014 - Australia-based Baxter Laboratories has developed an in-vitro skin compatibility and safety test which targeted the move away from testing products on animals.
09-Oct-2014 - The Chinese government has been called on to “adopt international best practices” with its' cosmetics regulation by the American Chamber of Commerce in China.
29-Sep-2014 - Procter & Gamble’s Olay Sensitive Body Wash has been recommended to drop print and online ad claims that Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash is ‘harsh’ after brand owner Unilever complained...
25-Sep-2014 - PETA India has launched a campaign in which it claims that the Indian Beauty & Hygiene Association (IBHA) is wilfully challenging moves to make the country’s beauty industry cruelty-free.
17-Sep-2014 - PETA India and its global affiliates are launching an online campaign aimed at the Indian Beauty & Hygiene Association (IBHA) and its group of members which includes brands like L'Oréal,...
11-Sep-2014 - India’s 'major achievement' in banning animal testing for cosmetics was highlighted at this year’s 9th World Congress on alternatives and animal use in life sciences.
29-Aug-2014 - The industry has spoken out on apps like 'Toxfox', designed to help consumers find chemicals in cosmetics, stating that the context of concentration levels and health risks is not being...
28-Aug-2014 - Proposed revisions to China’s Advertising Law will include a requirement that means celebrities must use the products before putting their endorsement to them.
28-Aug-2014 - Australia’s Department of Health (DoH) is seeking public comments on its proposal to ban the use of gamma butyrolactone in cosmetics.
26-Aug-2014 - Skin lightening has been hitting the headlines in India for all the wrong reasons of late, which has prompted the country’s advertising standards board to publish new guidelines.
21-Aug-2014 - With a growing list of countries ending animal testing for cosmetics, an open letter to the Australian government signed by cosmetic executives aims to end the practice there.
20-Aug-2014 - Colgate’s Total toothpaste was found to contain triclosan on the US market last week. Now, more of the brand's products have been found to contain the same chemical alongside other personal care...
28-Jul-2014 - Scientists in the US have been conducting research that suggests some individuals with allergic reactions to smell may be caused by what they think they smell, rather than the actual...
24-Jul-2014 - Following China’s FDA publishing a final version of Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredient in China, natural active supplier IBR has announced all of its ingredients are now fully compliant.
23-Jul-2014 - DBP, used as a perfume solvent, skin emollient or plasticiser in nail polish could be banned as soon as October 1st in Australia, due to its’ classification as a reproductive...
17-Jul-2014 - Toxicology consultant company Delphic HSE Solutions will open a regional office in Hong Kong, which will help it enter the Asian certification market.
08-Jul-2014 - China’s FDA has published a final version of Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredient in China (IECIC 2014), listing some 8783 ingredients.
02-Jul-2014 - Last week the FDA issued new guidance that aims to create a clearer framework to identify potential safety issues for nanomaterials used in cosmetics.