Regulation & Safety

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.

China FDA clarifies new sunscreen labelling rules

China FDA clarifies new sunscreen labelling rules

By Simon Pitman

After CFDA recently unveiled new guidelines for the labelling of Sun Protection Factors (SPFs). Now the Chinese authorities have moved to clarify the measures after some confusion arose.

A look at the regulatory issues affecting APAC in 2016

A look at the regulatory issues affecting APAC in 2016

By Michelle Yeomans

As Asia’s cosmetics markets continue to evolve with considerable speed, changes and updates to regulation and safety guidelines are happening just as fast. Here, we’ve rounded up the most noteworthy amendments for you to keep on top of...

Are you up to date with cosmetics regulation across Asia?

Are you up to date with cosmetics regulation across Asia?

By Lucy Whitehouse

ChemLinked Cosmetic Portal, a market information provider on regulation and compliance across Asia, has begun launching a series of ‘cosmepedia’ aimed at equipping beauty industry professionals with country-specific regulatory knowledge.

India set to overhaul drugs and cosmetics legislation

India set to overhaul drugs and cosmetics legislation

By Lucy Whitehouse

India is moving towards a shake up in its cosmetics regulation in order to keep up with the rapid pace of today’s innovation, with its union cabinet having just withdrawn the country’s Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill of 2013.

Palm oil giant drops lawsuit against RSPO

Palm oil giant drops lawsuit against RSPO

By Lucy Whitehouse

IOI Group, one of the largest palm oil producers in the world, has dropped a lawsuit it had previously brought against the sustainability body known as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.

Australia ready to ban animal testing

Australia ready to ban animal testing

By Lucy Whitehouse

Testing beauty and personal care products on animals will be banned by July next year in Australia, as the country follows a long list of markets in outlawing the testing method.

India puts five-year anti-dumping coumarin duty in place

India puts five-year anti-dumping coumarin duty in place

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Indian government has extended its anti-dumping duty on cosmetics and personal care ingredient coumarin, in order to limit the impact of cheap imports from China undercutting the domestic market.

Taiwan animal testing ban moves a step closer

Taiwan animal testing ban moves a step closer

By Lucy Whitehouse

A proposed ban on testing cosmetics products and ingredients on animals has passed a key government committee in Taiwan, meaning it will now go forward for a full parliamentary debate and vote.

New skin lightening ingredient passes safety tests

New skin lightening ingredient passes safety tests

By Lucy Whitehouse

Specialty chemicals firm Sirona Biochem has announced that its new skin lightening compound has recently gone through safety and efficacy testing that has brought the innovation a major step closer towards licensing.

Cannabis cosmetics under question in Malaysia

Cannabis cosmetics under question in Malaysia

By Lucy Whitehouse

With interest in the potential of cannabis in cosmetics products on the rise across the globally, Malaysia’s health ministry was recently forced to investigate claims that domestic retailers have been illegally selling such items.

J&J under pressure to prove product safety in India

J&J under pressure to prove product safety in India

By Lucy Whitehouse

Johnson & Johnson is facing pressure in India after losing two recent high-profile lawsuits in the US from women who blame its talcum products for their development of ovarian cancer.

Global plantation company commits to fully traceable palm oil

Global plantation company commits to fully traceable palm oil

By Lucy Whitehouse

With sustainable palm oil a hot topic for the beauty industry, companies are mobilising to meet demand for full traceability, with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) having just committed to achieve a fully traceable supply chain within the next four years.

Indonesia regulatory body under scrutiny

Indonesia regulatory body under scrutiny

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), the sole organisation responsible for the accreditation of halal products and brands in Indonesia, has come under fire for not revealing its financial reports.

Cosmax bags halal certification in Indonesia

Cosmax bags halal certification in Indonesia

By Lucy Whitehouse

Global beauty player Cosmax has received halal certification for its manufacturing facilities in Indonesia from international accreditation agency, Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI).

The lowdown on colour regulation in Europe

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

The lowdown on colour regulation in Europe

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Colour plays a vital role in the cosmetics industry, but manufacturers can sometimes be faced with the challenges that arise from the regulations surrounding colour and colourants. Here we sat down with the Cosmetics Toiletry and Perfumery Association...

Korea to legalise customised cosmetics formulation

Korea to legalise customised cosmetics formulation

By Lucy Whitehouse

With the trend for interactivity and personalisation in beauty retail now dominating globally, Korea is the latest to respond, with the government having just announced it is set to legalise customised cosmetics formulation in the country.

Pakistan to establish halal FDA

Pakistan to establish halal FDA

By Lucy Whitehouse

Pakistan has announced it will soon be setting up a halal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) body, to regulate the manufacture, accreditation and distribution of halal products in the country, including cosmetics.

Taiwan to ban estrogens in cosmetics

Taiwan to ban estrogens in cosmetics

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Food and Drug Administration in Taiwan has announced that three types of estrogen will be banned from use in cosmetics, due to their carcinogenic nature.

South Korea ups investment in alternative testing

South Korea ups investment in alternative testing

While South Korea has been working on alternative testing that will fall in line with EU or OECD guidelines for some time, government officials have now proposed a $12.6m budget to further develop methods in this area.

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