All news articles for March 2013

New hair care launches round-up: in-cosmetics preview

New hair care launches round-up: in-cosmetics preview

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The return of the in-cosmetics Innovation Zone will see a range of companies showcasing their latest products and exclusive show launches in one place in skin, hair, deodorants and much more. Here, we round up the hair care ingredients and conditioners...

Potential green tax could impose 30 percent levy on cosmetics

Potential green tax could impose 30 percent levy on cosmetics

By Michelle Yeomans

Chinese officials are said to be considering levying a consumption tax on certain consumer products that make heavy use of resources and cause pollution, with cosmetics indicated as potentially being levied anywhere up to 30 percent.

Industry’s only Pan-Asian event moves up a gear for 2013

Industry’s only Pan-Asian event moves up a gear for 2013

By Michelle Yeomans

With just over seven months until the doors open for in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok, interest in the show is said to be exceeding 2012 figures as exhibitor bookings are up 36 percent compared to this time last year.

EU Scientific Committee adopts opinion on UV filter

EU Scientific Committee adopts opinion on UV filter

By Michelle Yeomans

An opinion on the use of nanoscale 2,2’-methylene-bis-(6(2H-benotriazol-2-yl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol) (MBBT) as a UV filter in cosmetics and sunscreen has been adopted by the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety.

Mintel reports natural skin care market to grow in China

Mintel reports natural skin care market to grow in China

By Michelle Yeomans

According to the market researcher, consumer attitudes in China are reflecting a growing market demand for natural as 90 percent of female shoppers say they are “getting more concerned about the safety of skin care products”.

James Yang, Purac China market development management

Purac pushes green formulations in China market

By Simon Pitman

Purac China is focusing on one of the biggest trends in the country’s still fast growing cosmetic s and personal market – a greener more eco-friendly product.

US bill to give FDA authority to set safety standards for cosmetics

US bill to give FDA authority to set safety standards for cosmetics

By Michelle Yeomans

Representatives of congress have introduced the 'Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act', which they propose will close major loopholes in the federal law that currently allows companies to use ingredients in cosmetics known to damage...