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  • South Korea Requires Establishment of Product Safety Data on Cosmetics for Children

      Official Release   20 Jan 2020   Hedy He

    Responsible distribution managers of infant and children cosmetics use shall establish and keep product safety data...
  • Hainan Island and 50 Other Cities Become CBEC Pilot Cities

      Official Release   19 Jan 2020   Anne Peng

    China has expanded its cross-border e-commerce pilot regions to 87 cities and the whole of Hainan island.
  • Six Terms about Lower-tier Cities in China

      ChemLinked Exclusive   17 Jan 2020   Ye Chen

    Lower-tier cities are no doubt one of the hottest topics in China’s market in 2019 and are expected to be more popular for most business giants in 2020. This article will explain six terms about lower-tier cities to help you better understand this magic market: lower-...
  • China GAC Repeals 16 Cosmetic Industrial Standards of Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine

      Official Release   15 Jan 2020   Winnie Xu

    On Dec. 31, 2019, China General Administration of Customs (GAC) announced the repeal of 447 industrial standards pertaining to the customs inspection and quarantine of imported and exported products...
  • China NMPA Prohibits “Facial Mask” as Product Name for Medical Dressing

      Official Release   14 Jan 2020   Hedy He

    Products with certificates for medical devices shall not use “facial mask” as their names. Facial masks with filing or registration certificates for cosmetics shall not claim "medical...
  • Japan Implements New Compliance Requirements for Depilatories

      Official Release   14 Jan 2020   Winnie Xu

    On Dec. 19, 2019, Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) issued a notice updating compliance obligations for the stakeholders of quasi-drugs with depilation efficacy, in response to Japan National Consumer Affairs Center’s (NCAC) safety warning on the use...
  • Cosmetic Marketing Strategies during Chinese New Year

      ChemLinked Exclusive   13 Jan 2020   Ye Chen

    Cosmetics brands are rolling out  New Year Collections to celebrate the upcoming Chinese year of the Rat. The three main marketing design elements used are the Rat, other traditional Chinese symbols with auspicious meanings, such as golden clouds and lantern, and...
  • China Focus: 2019 Top 10 Cosmetic Regulatory Updates

      ChemLinked Exclusive   7 Jan 2020   Winnie Xu

    2019 was an eventful year in China’s cosmetic sector, during which we witnessed many essential regulatory changes. ChemLinked has picked our top ten most important regulatory changes in 2019 which are listed below in no particular order...
  • South Korea Requires Cosmetics to Label Packaging Material Grade

      Industry News   6 Jan 2020   Hedy He

    Cosmetic importers/manufacturers shall submit a grade evaluation report on cosmetic packaging to Korea Environment Corporation (KEC) to obtain the confirmation of the grade. Most of the...
  • The Skin Microbiome and Cosmetics

      ChemLinked Exclusive   6 Jan 2020   Ye Chen

    Developing products that foster healthy skin microbiome is a new product development trend in the cosmetic industry, which is attracting the attention of the major players and niche brands alike. The sector is poised to take off but is still hindered by a lack of...

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