Environmental watchdog, the EcoWaste Coalition is putting pressure on the Philippines Food and Drug Administration after it discovered first hand that cosmetics containing mercury were still available over the counter, despite being banned in the region.
In a frank discussion with the head of the Toiletry and Fragrance Association in Singapore, Dr. Alain Khaiat reveals he has doubts as to how soon Chinese officials will be able to implement an alternative to animal testing.
Despite a government ban on cosmetics containing mercury being sold in the Phillipines, a public interest group claims to have found 11 brands of skin whitening products containing mercury still available in stores.
After looking into inspection standards of imported and exported goods, four industrial bodies set up by the Shan Xi Inspection and Quarantine Bureau have approved bisphenol A and antimony-related testing methods for cosmetics.
The Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies has launched a website to allow consumers to see what goes into their ingredient selection and formulations. This comes after months of speculation into the safety of the company's products.
The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) has continued its aim of ridding the cosmetics industry of animal testing by working directly with companies that wish to avoid animal tests under REACH.
The China State Food and Drug Administration has approved a third new ingredient, ‘Phenylethyl Resorcinol’, since taking on the responsibilities of cosmetics management from the Ministry of Health since 2008.
With China poised to accept its first ever non-animal test method for cosmetics by late summer, Dr. Brian Jones of the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) says don’t be surprised by how quickly the autorities accept and implement more.
The global cosmetics company is to reward efforts towards replacing animal use in product safety testing with a ‘Lush prize’ of £250,000 (€312,000) set to be divided between five categories to those demonstrating excellence in the sector.
The brand well known in the US, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Singapore and the Middle East has come under fire due to its decision to move into the Chinese market, despite its conflicting animal testing policy.
The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) in China has released the results of its study into hair dyes and cosmetics in the market, and has found that all those surveyed meet the national and industrial standards.
In a joint effort to address safety issues and regulatory challenges in nanomaterials, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and co-ordinators of four European FP7 projects has hosted another meeting to trigger discussion and networking...
In a bid to clarify and understand the impact of chemicals used in cosmetics, a group of scientists have devised a list of the ‘Top 20’ questions in order to better manage the risks of these chemicals on the environment.
After announcing cosmetic companies were no longer required to obtain a CIQ label on imported cosmetics for China in March, the Shanghai Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau has now set down specific guidelines to be implemented from the 1st July....
This week, Lush Cosmetics rolled out its largest-ever global anti-animal testing campaign, whereby staff staged protests and performance stunts in over 800 stores across 49 countries to coincide with World Week for Animals in Laboratories.
A study from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has fired a warning shot to manufacturers of nail care products claiming that many nail care products contain toxic chemicals even though their labels claim otherwise.
The China Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (CIQ) has announced that cosmetic companies are no longer required to obtain a China Inspection and Quarantine label for imported cosmetics, providing those products have passed the bureau’s inspections
“We have been transparent on the issue regarding our requirement to adhere to local laws in countries where we do business,” said Avon, after it found itself in a class action lawsuit alongside Estee Lauder and Mary Kay for allegedly claiming that their...
Avon has landed in hot water, alongside Estee Lauder and Mary Kay, after being slapped with a class action lawsuit for allegedly deceiving American consumers with false and misleading representations relating to animal testing of their products.
The Chemical Inspection and Regulation Service has announced it will host a webinar on the 18th April on the latest updates regarding the China State Food and Drug Administration registration of cosmetics in China.
New Zealand’s Ministry of Health have found detectable levels of leachable cadmium, chromium and lead in lipsticks sold at discount stores in a study that also revealed low cost hair dyes potentially breaching amended regulation.
Results from an ongoing investigation by New Zealand’s Ministry of Health has revealed that concentration levels of para-phenylenediamine in certain brands of hair dyes sold at discount stores may now exceed amended regulations.
The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) will expand its international outreach program having recognised the need to drive regulatory change in those countries that still require animal testing for cosmetic and personal care products.
As it strives to improve the safety of cosmetic products and attempt to standardize technical requirements for ingredients, China State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) has released guidance on safe use conditions and testing methods of ethanol , talc...
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in New Zealand has called for submissions on a suite of proposed amendments to the Cosmetic Products Group Standard, following changes made to European Union legislation.
The Personal Care Product Council has announced its support of President Obama's decision to send the Colombia, Korea and Panama free trade agreements to Congress, stating the importance of international trade in the cosmetics industry.