‘Start small and you’ll support business sustainability’: That’s the advice for cosmetics companies seeking to offset the negative social and environmental impacts of their products and protect raw material supplies.
Mica is ubiquitous in beauty, used throughout the industry in everything from lipstick to foundation – but much of this mineral is harvested by children as young as 10, along the hilly landscape of rural India.
Although China has made significant strides in moving away from animal-testing, its challenges suggest it may take more than five years for the country to completely stop compulsory animal-testing for cosmetics, says one analyst.
What’s new in animal testing regulation, naturals claims, nano UV filters and ingredients transparency? In this special feature, we cast an eye over the latest and most impactful shifts in regulation and safety for the beauty and personal care industry.
Cosmetic-related items were among the Trump administration’s finalised list of $200bn worth of imports subjected to an additional 10% tariffs effective September 24, which will be increased to 25% by the start of next year.
As the makeup black market continues to thrive in the Philippines, the EcoWaste Coalition believes that the only way to tackle the problem is with hard ball methods such as stricter border control, tougher sanctions and punishments that match the crime.
China has introduced new legislation that will hold online platforms such as Alibaba and JD.com accountable for fake goods sold by third parties on their websites, in a bid to curb the spread of counterfeits and strengthened their IP protection.
Estée Lauder Cos will be able to absorb the impact of worsening trade terms between US and China because of the company’s high growth margins and investments in capacity, according to executive vice president and CFO Tracey T. Travis.