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Anti-pollution part 2: Lessons Asia can teach Europe

Exclusive interview

Anti-pollution part 2: Lessons Asia can teach Europe

By Natasha Spencer

In the second part of our interview with Vivienne Rudd, Director of Global Innovation and Insight, Beauty & Personal Care, at Mintel, we look at whether comparisons can be drawn between Asia and Europe, and what’s missing from the European anti-pollution...

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...

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.

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.

Brexit and the UK cosmetics industry: a view from CTPA

Guest article

Brexit and the UK cosmetics industry: a view from CTPA

By CTPA

In this guest article, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) outlines what the Brexit vote means for the UK cosmetics industry and how companies should be responding.

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.

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...

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.

EU beauty brands avoid Amazon at your peril!

EU beauty brands avoid Amazon at your peril!

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Beauty brands in the EU are missing a trick if they avoid using online marketplace Amazon as digital agency L2 says that working with the e-tailer benefits brands by giving them more control over distribution, as well as heightened search visibility and...

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