Updates by Region Sponsored by
Cosmetics in Brunei are regulated by the country’s “Medicines (Cosmetic Products) Regulations 2007,” which are in line with the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD) and require all importers/ manufacturers to notify the Ministry of Health (MoH) before launching any cosmetic product in the local market.
in-cosmetics Asia delivered its first-ever conference in South Korea; one-day event highlighted new trends and drivers, as well as some of the constraints brand owners and manufacturers must take into account when developing new products.
Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. and its affiliates Lissage Ltd. and E’quipe, Ltd. have recalled brightening products from the Japanese market containing the quasi-drug ingredient rhododenol (4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol).
The New York chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) collaborated with the Chinese-American Cosmetic Professional Association (CACPA) to host the U.S.-China Cosmetic Regulatory Symposium on May 16, 2013, following Suppliers' Day 2013.
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.
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.
The SCC Annual Meeting, held Dec. 6 and 7, 2012, in Manhattan, went off without a hitch after hurricane Sandy blasted the East Coast in late October. While the national office is still operating at less than 100%, many attendees reported feeling lucky they experienced minimal effects from the storm.
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.
Halal-certified beauty products are becoming a new global trend, and the halal label appeals to Muslim consumers seeking integrity and authenticity in their cosmetics and personal care products.
The countdown is on for the arrival of in-cosmetics Asia 2012, as the leading pan-Asian personal care ingredient show prepares to make a welcome return to Bangkok, Thailand on Nov. 6-8, 2012 in BITEC.