Recent in Asia (page 4 of 4)

FDA Cautions Against DEG-containing Toothpaste from China

Cautioning consumers, the FDA warned against using toothpaste made in China and issued an alert to prevent DEG-containing toothpaste from entering the United States.

China Lightens Restrictions on Cosmetic Raw Materials

Importers of cosmetic products in China are no longer required to provide a bovine spongiform encephalopathy-free certificate.

China Gets Tougher on Cosmetic Claims

Chinese cosmetic producers soon will be banned from exaggerating the effects of their products.

China Gets Tougher on Cosmetics

The list of substances banned from cosmetics in China has doubled, effective July 1, 2007.

Brunei Bans Cosmetic Products

The Ministry of Health in Brunei has banned 27 cosmetic products that contain potentially harmful substances.

China Distributor Implements Responsible Distribution

CCCMC (Beijing) has agreed to implement responsible distribution as its formal product stewardship program.

Chromium, Neodymium Found in SK-II Brand: Refunds Offered

The Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of China reportedly found SK-II cosmetics imported from Japan contained chromium and neodymium, which are banned in cosmetics.

Alcohol Laws in Russia Affect Cosmetics

Russia's $7 billion cosmetics industry may be in jeopardy due to government regulations cracking down on alcohol...

Malaysia to Certify Halal Cosmetics

Malaysia plans to certify cosmetics that meet Islamic laws, religious authorities said.

Malaysian Cosmetic Companies Encouraged by Trade Missions

Local cosmetic and beauty companies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are encouraged to assist with trade missions to help them in export their products.

Ayurvedic Products Ruled Medicines, Not Cosmetics

Products containing medicinal content and aimed at curing certain ailments will be classified as medicaments and not cosmetics, according to a court ruling in New Delhi...

The 7th International Conference on Cosmetic Regulations

On October 20-22, 2003, more than 300 delegates gathered at the Le Meridien Grand Pacific Hotel on Tokyo Bay for the 7th International Conference on Cosmetic Regulations. Every three years, U.S., EU and Japanese trade associations for the cosmetic industry sponsor this meeting in order to gain mutual understanding and work toward harmonizing global regulations of cosmetics. There were no spectacular announcements, unlike the last conference in 2000 in Malta when Japan announced significant changes in their cosmetic regulations.