Animal testing for scientific purposes across the European Union has declined in recent years and cosmetics is in a strong position to share advances made with in-vitro alternatives, says UK medical research charity FRAME.
Our top stories on Asia Pacific cosmetic regulation, featuring Malaysia’ pledge to remove adulterated cosmetic, the halal problem with nail polish, an Australian study on fragrance and allergies and more.
Online retail giants Amazon and eBay have pulled several illegal skin lightening creams containing mercury sold in the UK, Belgium and US following investigative findings from international NGO coalition The Zero Mercury Working Group (ZMWG).
Consumer halal products such as skin care and cosmetics that are imported, distributed and traded in Indonesia must now be ratified according to the country’s halal product law, which officially kicked in last month.
We round-up of our most-read cosmetics regulation stories of the region, featuring HSA’s view on free-from claims, Indonesia’s goal to process more palm oil and a new online web tool to help the halal certification processes.