China’s SFDA has notified the world trade organization that there are two new regulations for cosmetic labeling and product instruction, which are to come into place in the region on the 1st of July 2013.
At a time when mercury emission in consumer products has gone under the spotlight, a Korean consumer watchdog has highlighted the high levels of the toxic chemical found in some whitening cosmetics imported from China.
According to a report published by the United Nations Environment Programme, Asia is the largest regional emitter of mercury in the world, and cosmetics are noted amongst other products as contributing.
Last week, India’s Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr G N Singh met with MP Maneka Gandhi, and now Humane Society International has applauded statesman Ramalinga Reddy for urging swift action to update Indian law to end animal testing of cosmetics.
The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) is consulting on the regulatory impacts of the proposed adoption of the revised Australian and New Zealand Sunscreen Standard.
The State Food and Drug Administration responsible for evaluating the safety and labelling of cosmetics has issued a comment letter on its’ updated Technical Safety Standard (draft 2012) which will replace the regulation of Hygienic Standard for Cosmetics...
The Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) list of banned cosmetics featuring mercury has expanded from 50 to 71, after the illegal products were discovered over the period of January 2010 to November of this year.
The Bali National Drug and Food Monitoring Agency (BPOM) is warning consumers to be more cautious when buying cosmetics after finding in a recent operation, a large number of illegal traditional beauty products.
According to a team of scientists at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, despite previous research finding that nanoparticles do not penetrate the skin, it remains debatable as to whether this remains true under normal...
Despite media reports implying that some natural alternatives to ingredients used in personal care products are safer, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association has once again spoken out about cosmetics safety.