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Asia-Pacific Update: ASEAN Updates to Nano, Sun Care, Trace Limits and More

Changes to the European Union’s Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC were a main topic of discussion at the meeting of the ASEAN Cosmetic Scientific Body (ACSB) and the ASEAN Cosmetic Council (ACC), which took place in Cambodia on July 11-12, 2012.

Cosmetic Control Unit in Singapore

In 2008, Health Sciences Authority (HSA) established the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD) for cosmetic products in Singapore. This is enforced as the Heath Products Act, a subsidiary legislation of the HSA’s Health Products Regulation 2007. The HAS set up the Cosmetic Control Unit of Singapore to regulate cosmetics.

What Should the Minimum Recommended SPF Be to Avoid Sunburn?

Sun protection expert Brian Diffey, PhD DSc, critiques the current SPF test method.

Korean Cosmetic Regulations

In Korea, cosmetics and related products such as foods, food additives and pharmaceuticals are regulated by the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA). The Korean Cosmetic Products Act (KPCA), which was passed in 2000 to separate cosmetic and pharmaceutical regulations, categorizes cosmetic products into three major categories: general cosmetics; functional cosmetics, e.g., sunscreens and whitening products; and quasi drugs, e.g., anti-acne products.

Coalition Established to Improve Regulatory Pathway for US Sun Care

The Public Access to Sunscreens Coalition launches with the mission to work collaboratively with the FDA and other entities to facilitate availability of improved UV ingredients; sun care products in the U.S. market.

PCPC Meeting Focuses on Innovation, Global Growth, Legislative Efforts, Digital Technology

Speakers at the event included Council president and CEO Lezlee Westine and Council chairman and Elizabeth Arden CEO and president Scott Beattie, and topics included social media efforts, collaborative partnerships, marketing solutions and more.

Clariant Launches Sustainability-based Life Cycle and Label

Clariant has launched EcoTain, its life cycle and a label that allows it to assess the protection of human, environmental and ecological health of its products over the value chain and clearly identify what products fulfill those requirements.

EU Update—Changes with Implementation of 1223/2009

The implementation of Regulation 1223/2009 is of prime importance to the cosmetics industry. Although many requirements remain the same as in the directive, there are changes that will have an impact on companies, with compliance required by July 11, 2013.

NATRUE Utilizes IOAS to Launch Accreditation Program

The International Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association A.I.S.B.L. (NATRUE) has teamed up with the International Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS) to launch an accreditation program for the NATRUE Label.

Myanmar Cosmetic Regulations

Myanmar is a member state of the ASEAN community and must abide by ASEAN Cosmetic Directive; however, like other member states, it has local regulatory bodies such as the Ministry of Health that supervise goods sold in the country.

Regulatory Review—US and Canada Updates: Canadian Cosmetic Harmonization and the FDA's Claim Crackdown

Several major regulatory changes are coming in cosmetics from Canada, while in the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been active in sending out warning letters to cosmetic companies making unapproved drug claims. This column provides an overview of them.

C&T's Regulatory Webinar Garners Great Response

On Nov. 28, 2012, Cosmetics & Toiletries hosted a live Webinar titled, "Regulations—What You Forgot to Ask," featuring a call-in with industry regulatory expert David Steinberg.

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