A World Health Organisation survey found that nearly 40% of women polled in countries including China, Malaysia, India the Philippines and South Korea said they regularly used whitening products – but brands have sometimes been too eager to please, with...
Indonesia’s government may see a windfall of US$1.6bn by issuing Halal certificates for consumer goods from shampoos to toothpaste and cosmetics, according to the new government agency in charge of its implementation, once mandatory Halal labelling is...
From controversy over misreporting of potentially unsafe UK cosmetics after Brexit, to Unilever’s expanded transparency programme for ingredients, we take a look at the key updates for safety and regulation so far this year in this Editor’s Spotlight.
The organisations responsible for sun safety advice in Australia and New Zealand have adopted a new policy on sunscreen use, recommending that people apply it daily as part of a regular morning routine.
Californian beauty firm e.l.f. Cosmetics Inc. fined almost a million dollars after 'unwittingly' violating the North Korea Sanctions Regulations by importing false eyelash kits that contained materials from the country.
Croda International expands Halal ingredient portfolio in anticipation of rising Halal demand as ahead of Indonesia’s October 2019 deadline to have all cosmetics certified by Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI).
China has decided not to subject first-time cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) imports to licensing, registration or record-filing requirements, signalling easier times ahead for foreign cosmetics companies.
In an “unprecedented move” by one of the globe’s leading beauty brands, Humane Society International notes how these increasing efforts to ban animal testing in the cosmetics sphere may well be the “beginning of the end for cruel cosmetics”. We spoke...
This week the multinational personal care, cosmetics, and fragrance maker announced a new partnership with the advocacy group behind the Leaping Bunny logo. Along with the announcement came news that the Cover Girl makeup brand has been certified by Cruelty...
Yunnan Baiyao, a Chinese toothpaste brand that has become a household name for its herbal approach to treating bleeding gums, has defended its use of tranexamic acid in its formula, which has led to question the brand’s label claims.
‘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.
China’s Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) ordered the recall of a skin care product over concerns that it looked too much like a beverage and could potentially confuse and harm consumers, especially children.
Cosmetic products imported via cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) into China look set to require registration with the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) before they can be imported into the country from next year.