K-beauty players are calling for a reform of South Korea’s functional cosmetics review and reporting system to foster innovation and make the domestic cosmetic industry more competitive on the global stage.
Companies that sold CBD-based cosmetics in Hong Kong are caught in a “revamp or shut down” dilemma following a ban issued by the authorities in February, in spite of growing awareness and consumer demand.
A Philippines-based environmental pressure group is taking its fights against adulterated and potentially harmful cosmetics across the region, after securing a number of notable victories in South East Asia.
The increasing use of vitamins in cosmetics and daily consumer products could be responsible for rising rates of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in the general population, a team of experts has warned.
Interest in natural and organic cosmetics continues to rise amidst a wider green beauty boom, but with little regulation around these two terms, certification schemes have taken on fresh importance - for industry and consumers alike.
The beauty and personal care industry must prepare for additional costs associated with the incoming UK Plastic Packaging tax but can also look forward to a wave of collaborative innovation, says the head of the UK’s Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association...
Skin microbiome research would benefit from standardised methods and reporting practices worldwide to enable researchers to replicate studies, assess results and better advance knowledge in the field, say researchers.
Establishing and encouraging EU-local partnerships as the European Commission pushes ahead with its green and digital agendas will be critical in ensuring the fragrance industry remains resilient and continues to thrive, says the president of the International...
Scientists say people in China should not wear facial sheet masks for more than 20 minutes at a time, claiming that their insights provide the first ‘realistic risk assessment’ of such products among the local population.
Many CBD products are not actually legal under FDA regulation, but they are sweeping the US market anyways. CosmeticsDesign spoke with lawyer Tommy Tobin, associate at Perkins Coie LLP, about where CBD stands legally in the US.
About 20% of toothpaste tested in United Arab Emirates (UAE) were found to exceed the recommended fluoride concentration, while a further 24% had fluoride levels less than what was declared on their labels.
Contract manufacturer Gotha Cosmetics recently released a line of 100% talc-free formulations to meet consumer demand, particularly in the US. CosmeticsDesign spoke with Gotha Marketing Director Viviana Barker Hemings and R&D and Regulatory Director...
The publication of defined approaches to in silico skin sensitisation chemical assessment is a landmark moment for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) with significant implications for an animal-free future, say agency leaders.
China has issued new, stricter packaging regulations covering food and cosmetics products to prevent what has been dubbed the ‘excessive packaging’ phenomenon, citing a need to prevent unnecessary extra costs to consumers and impacts on the environment.
Australian sandalwood supplier Quintis is eyeing new opportunities in China’s cosmetic space after a new scientific review revealed Indian sandalwood oil has more scientifically-proven benefits than CBD oil.
Awareness on the importance of skin care among men is likely to protect the male beauty category from the recent media crackdown China has mandated against those who do not fit into the masculine stereotype.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have adopted a resolution vote calling on the European Commission to establish an EU-wide action plan to actively phase out animal experiments – a move that adds weight to the cosmetics industry’s fight to protect...
Mexico will become the first country in North America and the 41st country globally to ban animal testing for cosmetics after the country’s Senate gave its final and unanimous support to a federal bill that also bans the manufacture, import and marketing...