As the final story in our three-part series about regulations for the most misunderstood cosmetics and personal care ingredients, we focus on sodium lauryl sulfate, known as SLS. We explore why this ingredient was in the spotlight, and speak to regulatory...
A consortium of 15 cosmetics companies have joined together to create the TRaceability Alliance for Sustainable CosmEtics (TRASCE), to enhance traceability in major ingredient and packaging supply chains across the beauty and personal care industry.
From PPWR to MoCRA, EPR and deforestation laws, it’s been a regulations-heavy time for the cosmetics industry across the globe. We recap some of the most important regulatory updates in 2023 for companies that sell in the EU, UK and beyond...
Updated deadlines, the announcement of a newly developed draft submission portal, and the release of several different draft guidance documents are just some of the developments that have occurred this year regarding MoCRA’s implementation of cosmetic...
UK government body the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating the British FMCG company following concerns around how it has been marketing certain products as environmentally friendly.
We round up the most recent developments in the exciting Chinese beauty market, including MINISO fragrances, La Prairie’s Douyin debut, China’s new toothpaste regulations, Perfect Diary’s fine line-reducing lipstick, and more.
Toothpaste products in China will be regulated under a new set of measures starting from December 1, which a regulatory analyst says is a more rigorous approach that has raised entry thresholds and brought about various challenges for companies.
Indonesia's recent trade regulation calling for the separation of social media and e-commerce poses a significant challenge to the pursuit of an integrated social commerce journey, especially for SME brands in the beauty space and beyond.
The founder of a microbiome-centric skin care brand hopes to use its repositioned acne care treatments to educate consumers about the skin microbiome, which she fears has become ‘watered-down and meaningless.’
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.