According to Organic Monitor, the second Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit to be held in Hong Kong this November is to tackle some of the major ethical and ecological issues facing the industry in that region.
With China poised to accept its first ever non-animal test method for cosmetics by late summer, Dr. Brian Jones of the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) says don’t be surprised by how quickly the autorities accept and implement more.
The brand well known in the US, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Singapore and the Middle East has come under fire due to its decision to move into the Chinese market, despite its conflicting animal testing policy.
Following on from the success of PCHi 2012 in Shanghai, event project director Daniel Chan expects next year’s show in Guangzhou to attract a strong mix of international and domestic industry professionals.
At this year’s in-cosmetics taking place in Barcelona, which opens its doors today, CosmesticsDesign-Europe.com takes a two-part look at some of the ingredients being showcased by various exhibitors at the event.
In an exclusive interview with CosmeticsDesign.com USA, Dr. Alain Khaiat advises companies investing in the Asian Pacific market that, “It’s the brand that is at risk of being damaged if the distributor does not do everything properly.”
The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) will expand its international outreach program having recognised the need to drive regulatory change in those countries that still require animal testing for cosmetic and personal care products.