A coordinated approach amongst European Union policy makers that considers research, method and validation is needed for non-animal alternative cosmetic testing to fully replace animal data, says the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
The cosmetics industry has heavily invested in advancing non-animal safety testing methods, now efforts must turn to driving regulatory acceptance of these next-generation alternatives, says the founder of animal-free testing lab XCellR8.
Procter & Gamble, Unilever, L’Oréal and Avon are among signatories of an open statement claiming the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and its Board of Appeal is undermining the EU animal testing ban on cosmetics - a claim the agency refutes.
Indonesian regulator the National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM) has introduced a new Gradual Fulfilment Certificate for cosmetic companies to prove they will obtain Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification.
The Indonesian beauty market one of South East Asia’s biggest opportunities, but despite the low barriers to entry via cross-border e-commerce, cosmetic companies must take note of the market’s set of unique challenges.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has displayed a very narrow view of the cosmetics and personal care industry in its proposal to restrict microplastics, underestimating the true value and complexity of the sector, says the director-general...
China’s has released a document detailing the animal testing exemptions for imported general use cosmetics, but experts say cosmetic companies will find themselves jumping through hoops to qualify for them
China’s National Medical Products Administration has released two additional drafts detailing safety and classification requirements under the new Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR).