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  • ASEAN Added New Standards for Cosmetics Ingredients in Lists (2016-2017)

      ChemLinked Exclusive   12 Jun 2017   Jo Zhou

    Take home:From 2016 to 2017, ASEAN continuingly revised cosmetic ingredients standards and added new ingredients requirements to each standard list. The majority of recent amendments are already in force, and the rest will be implemented on 30 Nov 2017...
  • Malaysia Repeals Notification of Cosmetics Containing Hydorquinone, Tretinoin and Mercury

      Official Release   25 Apr 2017   Jo Zhou

    Malaysia urgently repealed notification of cosmetics products containing Hydorquinone, Tretinoin and Mercury. Retailers or distributors of these cosmetics are subject to fines of up to RM25, 000 or could face imprisonment. As an ASEAN member...
  • Collection: Malaysia Recent Updates for Overarching Regulation

      Editorial   22 Mar 2017   Jo Zhou

    Malaysia revised its overarching regulations controlling cosmetics issues such as notifications, inspection and post-market surveillance. Chemlinked follow the latest updates, and post them on the website. Here provides a collection of all information...
  • Malaysia: Revises Guidelines for Control of Cosmetics Products

      Official Release   9 Mar 2017   Jo Zhou

    Malaysia revised its "Guidelines for Control of Cosmetics Products" (replacing the 2008 edition), which serves as the standard for the cosmetic notification process including quality control, inspection and post-market surveillance. This guideline...  
  • ASEAN Updates Cosmetic Ingredient Technical Requirements

      Official Release   31 Aug 2016   Angelita Hu

    During ASEAN’s semi-annual meeting the ASEAN Cosmetic Committee proposed several changes to technical requirements for specific ingredients.
  • Malaysia NPCB Regulates Manufacturing of Insect Repelling Products

      Official Release   24 Jun 2016   Angelita Hu

    Considering the huge demand NPCB made an exception that if the active ingredients of a product manufactured are listed in the Drug Registration Guidance Document (DRGD) those products are...
  • ASEAN Ban 3-Benzylidene Camphor and Add 9 Restricted Hair Dyes

      Official Release   7 Jun 2016   Angelita Hu

    During the 23rd ACC Meeting and its related events, several amendments to ACD technical documents were proposed and passed. Corresponding grace periods for different countries were simultaneously...
  • Malaysia to Ban 3-Benzylidene Camphor from July 1 2016

      Official Release   5 May 2016   Angelita Hu

    Malaysia National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau (NPCB) recently announced it will ban 3-benzylidene camphor from July 1 2016. Currently it is allowed to be used under the limit of 2.0%. The adjustment was...
  • ASEAN Bans Five Parabens in Cosmetics

      Official Release   3 Aug 2015   Angelita Hu

    Since August 1 2015, products containing any of the above parabens are banned in ASEAN except for Thailand and Philippines where the grace period for existing products in the market is until until 31 Dec 2015 .
  • Malaysia Bans 3 Cosmetic Products Containing Hydroquinone and Mercury

      Others   13 Feb 2015   Angelita Hu

    Three cosmetic products were found to contain the scheduled poison hydroquinone and heavy metal mercury by Malaysia National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau (NPCB) and are no longer allowed to be sold in Malaysia.