Regulation & Safety

China FDA releases final amended version of IECIC

China FDA releases final amended version of IECIC

In recent years, China's FDA has made a habit of announcing the implementation of new or updated cosmetics regulations each January in its efforts to fall in line with international practices. 

Japan's feeling the heat to follow EU ethics on animal testing

Japan's feeling the heat to follow EU ethics on animal testing

By Michelle Yeomans

Although Japanese law does not require most cosmetics to undergo animal testing - it is not prohibited and the government is really feeling the pressure to introduce the same regulatory requirements around alternatives as the EU.

Cosmetics Europe makes recommendation to cease microbead use

New Recommendation

Cosmetics Europe makes recommendation to cease microbead use

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The Personal Care Association has issued a recommendation for cosmetics and personal care manufacturers to discontinue the use of plastic microbeads in their wash off products in order to stop the debris finding its way into the aquatic environment.

CIRS summit to give update on chemical regulations in Asia

CIRS summit to give update on chemical regulations in Asia

By Michelle Yeomans

To help the industry get to grips with the latest personal care policies, CIRS is holding a summit on chemical regulatory updates in China, Korea, Japan, Europe, Australia, North America, Thailand and Taiwan.

Japan to 'streamline' regulation on cosmetics imports

Japan to 'streamline' regulation on cosmetics imports

By Michelle Yeomans

Japan's Cosmetic Importers Association has announced its intention to abolish the current import notification system for cosmetics to speed up the process for international players.

CIRS clears up 'poor understanding' of baby toiletry guidelines

CIRS clears up 'poor understanding' of baby toiletry guidelines

By Michelle Yeomans

Since the implementation of the Guideline in 2013, less than 100 non-special use baby care toiletry imports were permitted into China by the CFDA. CIRS reckons this is down to the industry's 'poor understanding' of the notification and...

China considers regulating 'oral care' as cosmetics

China considers regulating 'oral care' as cosmetics

By Michelle Yeomans

China's State Council has sought public opinion on whether it should include oral care products in cosmetics regulations. A move experts say could affect the regulation, circulation and promotion of the sector.

How YOU can navigate China's regulations on imported cosmetics

How YOU can navigate China's regulations on imported cosmetics

By Michelle Yeomans

In an effort to standardize cross-border e-commerce procedures, China's Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) is set to release detailed regulations for the industry. This Cosmetics Design gallery breaks down the...

Brussels will play host to Cosmetics Europe Week, 16-19 June

Cosmetics Europe Week aims to look ahead at future opportunities

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The 2nd annual Cosmetics Europe Week will feature a conference program and breakout sessions aiming to uncover the future opportunities in the growing personal care industry, says the trade association’s Director Research and Projects.

CIRS summit to address 'series of tremendous changes' in regulations

CIRS summit to address 'series of tremendous changes' in regulations

By Michelle Yeomans

Asia has become one of the biggest cosmetic markets in recent years, among which, China is the most prominent. In an effort to help the industry get to grips with supervisory policies, CIRS is hosting the region's 'first' regulations summit. 

The lowdown on global sunscreen regulation

Sun Care Special Newsletter

The lowdown on global sunscreen regulation

By Simon Pitman

When it comes to regulation, cosmetic and personal care professionals will often cite sun care as one of the most challenging categories to gain global compliance. We spoke Carl Geffken, president of Carl Geffken Consultants to discover the key areas...

How to keep male grooming products on the right side of the law

Special newsletter - Men's grooming

How to keep male grooming products on the right side of the law

By Simon Pitman

We talk to an expert about regulation in the male grooming category, throwing light on some of the specific challenges that anti-aging, hair loss and shaving products present in the U.S. and Europe.

Importing cosmetics in China? Here’s how the regulation looks…

Regulation Explained

Importing cosmetics in China? Here’s how the regulation looks…

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The Chinese cosmetics market is a growing one and has become appealing for many major brands around the world, particularly with its booming skin care segment. Here, we speak to Regulatory expert Dr Tommy Kong about the challenges of entering the China...

University of Karachi sets up dedicated Halal product testing lab

University of Karachi sets up dedicated Halal product testing lab

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The University of Karachi’s (UoK) International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), has turned its attention to dedicated testing of Halal cosmetics and other Halal products by setting up a special laboratory at its Industrial Analytical...

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