China ready to allow use of nano and biotech materials in cosmetics for the first time January 29, 2021
Instructions for New Cosmetic Ingredient Registration and Notification Dossiers was first drafted by China National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) on Aug. 28, 2020 for public consultation. Based on the collected public opinions, National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) drafted and released the second edition of the Instructions on Nov. 5
France becomes first EU country to bypass China animal tests on ordinary cosmetics imports January 22, 2021
French cosmetics manufacturers can now obtain a certificate of conformity allowing them to import certain cruelty-free cosmetics into China
Cosmetic Halal Regulation Evolution in Indonesia January 12, 2021
The Indonesian halal market is one of the biggest growing markets due to 230 million Muslim consumers. For a Muslim-majority country like Indonesia, one of the important things to consider when buying or consuming daily product is halal.
4 Steps to Interpret the New Chinese Cosmetic Regulation December 16, 2020
Since June 2020, Chinese beauty market has been facing the strictest supervision. As the world’s most populous cosmetics market, Chinese market is always the battleground for various cosmetics brands around the world. In view of the new regulatory requirements issued by Chinese authorities and how to deal with the current situation for cosmetics export companies, we will interpret from the following aspects.
3 Key Regulatory Shifts on Safety of Beauty Products in USA December 2, 2020
After roughly a century of self-regulation in the U.S. cosmetics and personal care products industry, several federal and state regulatory bodies have begun making significant changes — led by the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MCRA) of 2018.
Draft Commission Regulation amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products November 4, 2020
The draft Commission Regulation aims at banning Deoxyarbutin for use in cosmetic products by adding it to the list of prohibited substances in Annex II, taking into account the opinion of the EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS).
California Signed A Law to Ban 24 Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics October 19, 2020
The US State of California signed AB2762 into law on September 30, 2020 to ban 24 toxic chemicals in cosmetics, all of which are also banned by the European Union.
Strict Approval by FDA for Colour Additives Used in Cosmetics in the USA September 22, 2020
The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) does have a strict system of approval when it comes to colour additives, although its list of restricted and prohibited ingredient for use in cosmetics is much shorter compared to the EU's list.
FDA published testing protocol for hand sanitizer safety last week September 1, 2020
Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a testing methodologies document. The protocols outlined in the new document can be used to determine if a given finished hand sanitizer product is contaminated by any“potentially harmful impurities”, according to the agency's press release, which is also part of its response to contaminated and unsafe hand sanitizers.
China released the final version of Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR) August 27, 2020
On June 29, 2020, Chinese State Council released the final version of the long-awaited updated cosmetic regulation – Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR). CSAR will replace the existing regulation – Cosmetics Hygiene Supervision Regulations (CHSR), which was released in 1989.