The Australian Tea Tree Industry Association (ATTIA) has attempted to assure the cosmetics industry that it is doing its best to challenge the proposed classification of tea tree oil as a reproductive toxin.
South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has released findings from its analysis of administrative action taken against cosmetics companies, which indicated that labelling and advertising violations accounted for 75% of cases.
To celebrate Organic September, we spoke to Director General for NATRUE and new co-chair of the Sustainability Beauty Coalition, Dr Mark Smith, about what’s on the agenda, trends in upcycling and sustainable packaging.
The Shanghai Municipal Medical Products Administration is aiming to bolster the standardisation of on-site personalised cosmetics services through an updated set of “trial provisions” that will be effective for two years, starting this month.
The Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) has advised cosmetics brands to tighten labelling on shampoo bars, after its recent test discovered that some products did not indicate allergenic ingredients or accurately display their acidity levels.
In accordance with MoCRA, the FDA’s draft guidance document outlines recommendations to establish a new electronic submission system to replace the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP) by the end of this year.
Palm and palm kernel oils have a long history in cosmetic formulations, but as clean ingredient sourcing continues to become more important to consumers, manufacturers are looking to global ingredient producers like BASF to lead the charge in establishing...
E-commerce company Shopee adopts a multi-pronged strategy to enhance brand protection and tackle proliferation of counterfeit products on the online marketplace in partnership with FMCG majors P&G and Beiersdorf.
China’s personalised cosmetics industry has hit a new milestone, with Shanghai leading the way in allowing approved retailers to produce customised products in stores, although challenges in quality and safety management remain to be overcome.
China has announced a new set of measures to tighten regulation of beauty e-commerce platforms and merchants, protect the interests of consumers, and enhance safety and quality of products sold online.
South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has announced a draft amendment to its cosmetic regulations to include Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate (MCE) as an approved raw material for sunscreen products.
Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has responded to growing concerns on the use of “harmful chemicals” in cosmetics by drafting a proposal to ban 13 types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
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.