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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!

Wake up – don’t fake up campaign launched to combat counterfeit cosmetics

20-May-2015 - The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has launched its ‘Wake up - don’t fake up!’  awareness campaign warning consumers of the risks posed by fake beauty products, such as...

Singapore Advertising Authority - 'number of complaints on beauty ads rising'

19-May-2015 - According to the Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (ASAS), cosmetic advertising has been receiving a high number of complaints and feedback of late.

Cosmetics Europe Week aims to look ahead at future opportunities

15-May-2015 - The 2nd annual Cosmetics Europe Week will feature a conference program and breakout sessions aiming to uncover the future opportunities in the growing personal care industry, says the trade association’s...

CIRS summit to address 'series of tremendous changes' in regulations

05-May-2015 - Asia has become one of the biggest cosmetic markets in recent years, among which, China is the most prominent. In an effort to help the industry get to grips with...

Sun Care Special Newsletter

The lowdown on global sunscreen regulation

28-Apr-2015 - When it comes to regulation, cosmetic and personal care professionals will often cite sun care as one of the most challenging categories to gain global compliance. We spoke Carl Geffken,...

in-cosmetics coverage

Asia's cosmetics regulations - what's new and what you need to know!

23-Apr-2015 - The emerging Asian economies are lucrative new markets, but with legislation changing at a fast pace, it can be challenging keeping up to date on requirements. Here, regulatory specialist Alain Khaiat...

Dispatches from in-cosmetics

Being a beauty arm of a global fashion brand definitely a help not hindrance for Burberry!

22-Apr-2015 - When Burberry took its beauty business in-house in April 2013 all eyes were on to see how one of the world’s best known fashion brands would position itself in the...

in-cosmetics coverage

Regulatory expert discusses navigation of China cosmetics market

21-Apr-2015 - We speak with Tommy Kong to find out more about China market regulations and the type of strategies that are most effective for entry into the vast and still fast-growing...

Taiwan set to be first 'cruelty free' market in South East Asia

21-Apr-2015 - The Parliament in Taiwan has launched a new bill to ban animal testing of cosmetics in the country, as well as the sale of animal tested cosmetics abroad.

New Zealand is first country in Australasia to ban cosmetics animal testing

02-Apr-2015 - The New Zealand parliament has voted in an amendment to the Animal Welfare Act that aims to outlaw the testing of any type of cosmetics on animals.

Special newsletter - Men's grooming

How to keep male grooming products on the right side of the law

25-Mar-2015 - We talk to an expert about regulation in the male grooming category, throwing light on some of the specific challenges that anti-aging, hair loss and shaving products present in the...

CFDA to tighten supervision around cosmetics

24-Mar-2015 - China's FDA has announced its' plans to tighten the regulation around cosmetics in the country.

Guthy-Renker facing lawsuit following hair loss complaints

23-Mar-2015 - Dallas-based firm Christiansen Davis has filed suit in a California federal court after multiple women claimed to have suffered severe hair loss after using ‘Wen Hair Products’. 

Regulation Explained

Importing cosmetics to China? Here’s how the regulation looks…

17-Mar-2015 - The Chinese cosmetics market is a growing one and has become appealing for many major brands around the world, particularly with its booming skin care segment. Here, we speak to...

Hot topic

New cosmetics Bill in South Korea has regulatory 'loopholes', says HSI

17-Mar-2015 - While a cosmetics Bill requiring the mandatory use of alternatives in South Korea has been introduced, the Humane Society International says there are still regulatory loopholes that must be closed....

University of Karachi sets up dedicated Halal product testing lab

11-Mar-2015 - The University of Karachi’s (UoK) International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), has turned its attention to dedicated testing of Halal cosmetics and other Halal products by setting up...

Clearasil maker challenges India's call for 'animal origins' to be declared in cosmetics

05-Mar-2015 - The Delhi High Court has been challenged on a notification that requires cosmetics packaging to indicate if it contains any ingredient of animal origin; - a green dot for 'vegetarian' and a red/brown one...

Taiwan to revise cosmetics statute following major inspection

18-Feb-2015 - Following 'relatively high rates of reports of violation' with consumer products, Taiwan's FDA has carried out a major inspection of the labeling and content quality of some widely-used cosmetics.

Pressure mounts on New Zealand to end cosmetics animal testing

18-Feb-2015 - Animal rights groups are turning on the pressure in an effort to persuade authorities in New Zealand that the practice of cosmetics animal testing should be banned.

Korean authorities crack down on counterfeit facial masks

12-Feb-2015 - The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) has seized more than 100,000 counterfeit products of the well-known face mask brand; ‘Leaders Insolution’ from a Chinese-owned factory, close to the border of...

Police in Vietnam seize counterfeit cosmetics heading to China

11-Feb-2015 - The spotlight was back on fake cosmetics last week, after police in Vietnam arrested a man near the border of China, suspected of manufacturing and selling counterfeited cosmetics.

New India Cosmetics Bill comes with 5 year jail sentence for violators

28-Jan-2015 - The new Drug and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill, if it comes into effect, will see anyone in violation of the clinical trials procedure facing a jail sentence of up to five years....

Can cosmetics brands help consumers keep their eyes healthy?

26-Jan-2015 - Insights from board certified oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Mirwat Sami suggest that consumers and brands alike can take meaningful steps to safeguard against eye injury.

Part II

'Brands MUST stay out of China in order to speed up change,' says HSI

22-Jan-2015 - Yesterday, Cosmetics Design spoke to Alain Khaiat about cosmetic brands opting out of China over animal testing. On his advice that the bigger players ‘cannot afford not to be present’, the HSI disagrees,...

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Can cosmetic brands afford to opt out of China over animal testing?

21-Jan-2015 - While the ruling to end mandatory animal testing for most cosmetics in China came as good news on June 30 - the law only refers to domestic firms, meaning international...