A team of researchers from two Chinese institutes have questioned the validity of the existing research undertaken on Asian herbs for skin whitening applications, concluding that the ingredients were “too complex to obtain reliable results”.
A total of 15 cosmetics businesses across London were collectively fined £168,579 in 2016 for the supply and retail of unsafe cosmetics products, according to new figures published by London Trading Standards.
This year we’ve made every effort to keep you up to date on major advancements in emerging markets to what you can expect next in terms of trends and brand innovations. Here; we’ve rounded up the most impacting stories of the year..
The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has reported, after carrying out an assessment on the use of β−arbutin in cosmetics, that the substance used in skin lightening products, poses a health risk.
The Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) list of banned cosmetics featuring mercury has expanded from 50 to 71, after the illegal products were discovered over the period of January 2010 to November of this year.
The Bali National Drug and Food Monitoring Agency (BPOM) is warning consumers to be more cautious when buying cosmetics after finding in a recent operation, a large number of illegal traditional beauty products.
Despite a government ban on cosmetics containing mercury being sold in the Phillipines, a public interest group claims to have found 11 brands of skin whitening products containing mercury still available in stores.
A UK based cosmetics retailer has been fined £24,000 following the
sale of illegal skin whitening creams, said to cause damage to skin
health due to the harsh quality of the ingredients - a triumph
against the rise in illegal products...
Ingredients provider Alban Muller is one of the first European
companies to pick up on the growing desire for skin whitening
outside of Asia, where it is a presiding trend, launching a new
The Avicena Group says it has secured a patent from the United
States Patent and Trademark Office to 'use of creatine or creatine
compounds for skin preservation,' in response to the US FDA's
proposed ban on the skin...
A UK based couple has been fined for selling skin whitening
products that contain banned ingredients which are harmful to
consumer health, in a failed bid to capitalise on the ever growing
consumer desire for lightened skin.
Nutricosmetics is again making innovative inroads, with Israeli
company IBR targeting an oral use ingredient designed for skin
whitening and brightening process - a market that is huge in Asia
and is now gathering pace in Europe.
A team of researchers working at the Hiroshima University's
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Japan claims it has
clarified the structure of melanin, a move which could enable
cosmetic companies to develop more effective...
Beiersdorf says that the recent launch of its Nivea branded men's
skin whitening range in the Asian market has been a significant
success, following in line with the boom in men's skin care
products throughout the region.