Regulation & Safety

Supplier efficacy data drives anti-pollution claims

Supplier efficacy data drives anti-pollution claims

By Natasha Spencer

With anti-pollution brands focusing on new stories to generate brand and product interest, we asked Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science, how pollutant-protection research and claims are changing.

PETA on cruelty-free

PETA part III: Cruelty-free communication is critical

By Natasha Spencer

In our final article looking into how PETA’s campaign has led to Trading Standards being asked to investigate possible illegal marketing from a host of multinational beauty names, we ask Dr Julia Baines, Science Policy Adviser at PETA UK what cruelty-free...

Universal measure for sun protection

Sun protection: Is it time for a universal measure?

By Natasha Spencer

Although self-tanning and skin whitening trends differ in the East and the West, both eastern and western consumers are conscious of the impact of the sun and the importance of wearing sun protection.

Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) Washington Report cosmetics

Washington DC and the state of beauty industry

By Deanna Utroske

A week ago Monday, the Personal Care Products Council convened a panel, as part of the organization’s annual meeting, to discuss the ramifications that the new Presidential administration’s legislative endeavors and policies will have on the cosmetics...

Australia reforms cosmetic regulation NICNAS

Australia reforms cosmetic regulation NICNAS

By Natasha Spencer

Major changes impacting Australia’s cosmetics industry will come into force by 1st September 2018, with some proposed changes already in effect since 1st September 2016, Chemlinked reports. 

PETA: China’s new regulation removes animal testing procedure

PETA: China’s new regulation removes animal testing procedure

By Natasha Spencer

Following the announcement of China Food and Drug Administration's (CFDA) new regulation — coming into effect from 1st March 2017  — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) believes it will strengthen the fight to stop animal testing in...

China's new rules on first import cosmetics products

China demands filing for host of first-import cosmetics products

By Natasha Spencer

China is changing the way it manages non-special use cosmetics that travel through the Shanghai Pudong area, as brands importing for the first time will now be subject to filing management, cosmetics regulatory portal, Chemlinked reports.

New Zealand to ban microbeads

New Zealand moves forward with ban on microbeads

By Natasha Spencer

Nick Smith, New Zealand’s Minister for the Environment has announced the country’s plans to ban the sale of personal care products containing plastic microbeads.

RSPO and palm oil

Palm oil usage part II: Thinking beyond the RSPO

By Natasha Spencer

In the second part of our interview with Alexis Maisonet, Marketing Analyst and R&D Innovation Technician at Bentley Labs, we spoke about the short and long-term implications of continuing to use palm oil and how the RSPO is impacting future developments.

Palm oil usage part I: Its impact on the environment

Palm oil usage part I: Its impact on the environment

By Natasha Spencer

As the use of palm oil remains commonplace in the cosmetics industry, we spoke to Alexis Maisonet, Marketing Analyst and R&D Innovation Technician at Bentley Labs about the damaging effects that its usage can have on the environment and the importance...

PCHi China 2017 trade show turns 10

PCHi China 2017 trade show turns 10

By Natasha Spencer

The 2017 Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show has launched several new platforms as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Creating new halal markets

The evolution of the halal trend part I: Creating new target markets

By Natasha Spencer

As the number of facial skin care products with Halal claims in APAC continues to rise steadily, we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel about latest developments and how the market in APAC compares...

China restricts Korean-related broadcasts

China restricts Korean K-beauty influence

By Natasha Spencer

Distribution agreements and commercial relationships between China and South Korea’s cosmetics, beauty and personal industries have suffered a significant setback as China imposes stricter broadcasting rules.

PETA statement on China's non-animal cosmetics test

PETA praises China’s non-animal cosmetics testing decision

By Natasha Spencer

As China announces that it has accepted the first completely non-animal cosmetics test, we spoke to Amanda Nordstrom, who is involved with PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies programme on what this means for the future of cosmetics testing.

in-cosmetics Asia 2016

Personal care brands prepare for in-cosmetics Asia 2016

By Natasha Spencer

in-cosmetics Asia 2016 is set to reveal the latest trends to dominate the Asia-Pacific (APAC) marketplace and will highlight what the personal care and ingredients sectors can expect to see going into 2017.

Taiwan bans cosmetics animal testing

Taiwan votes to ban cosmetics animal testing

By Natasha Spencer

Following India and South Korea’s decisions to become the first Asian nation to ban animal testing on cosmetics, Taiwan has also voted to end cosmetics animal testing.

Halal cosmetics in Asia

Strong R&D developments expected for halal cosmetics

By Natasha Spencer

As the halal cosmetics trend remains prominent within the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market, the upcoming in-cosmetics Asia event in Bangkok will explore the growing halal cosmetic products market and how it is set to develop in the future.

Japan bans 19 ingredients used in soap

Japan bans 19 ingredients used in medicated soaps

By Natasha Spencer

Following the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision that antibacterial wash manufacturers must ban 19 ingredients from their products within one year, Japan has announced it has already put this in motion.

Pollution protective cosmetics products

How Pollution Protection is transforming APAC cosmetics Part I

By Natasha Spencer

As consumers are increasingly searching for ways to protect their skin from pollution, we spoke to Christina Ho, Regional Skin Care Marketing Manager for Asia Pacific at cosmetics manufacturer Croda to discover how protecting skin from pollution aggression...

Skin whitening in India grows

Skin whitening in India gathers pace

By Natasha Spencer

As the Indian skin-whitening market focuses on beauty-enhancing claims around health, David Tyrrell, Global Analyst at Mintel says “brands need to take the ethical high-ground when talking about fairer skin care solutions”.

Animal testing: inquiry launched into EU bodies' statement

Animal testing: inquiry launched into EU bodies' statement

By Lucy Whitehouse

In light of the recent EU court ruling that there are to be ‘no exceptions’ to the animal testing ban on cosmetics, an inquiry has been launched into the official, joint advice of two European bodies.

Anti-pollution products at in-cosmetics Asia 2016

What does pollution mean for your skin?

By Natasha Spencer

This is the question in-cosmetics Asia 2016’s New Spotlight On feature will examine when it will display a range of anti-pollution products and the latest innovative ingredients helping to redress the topic.

China removes consumption tax on cosmetics

China cuts cosmetics consumption tax

By Natasha Spencer

China has reduced or removed consumption tax on all cosmetic products in a bid to help improve slowed economic growth.

Shiseido invests in cyber security

Shiseido bulks up its cyber security

By Lucy Whitehouse

International beauty giant Shiseido is investing in its cyber defenses, and has appointed UK-based security firm Centrify to provide secure functionality for accessing its global systems.

Nu Skin settles SEC prob

Nu Skin settles SEC prob

By Natasha Spencer

The global anti-aging and skin care products maker has reached an agreement with the  Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over a probe into the company’s charitable contribution in China.

Bulldog speaks out in support of UK microbead ban

Bulldog speaks out in support of UK microbead ban

By Lucy Whitehouse

Bulldog for Men, British male grooming brand, has been one of the first to speak out in strong terms in favour of the ban announced on microbeads in the UK, set to come into force from 2017.

Microbeads: UK government announces ban

Microbeads: UK government announces ban

By Lucy Whitehouse

Just days after a parliamentary committee released a review in favour of a ban in the UK, the government has announced any personal care products containing microplastic will be prohibited from sale by the end of 2017.

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