February 21, 2019
Measures outlined in the Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017, passed by the Australian senate on 19 February, 2019, will apply to both imported and Australian produced chemicals for use as cosmetic ingredients. The commencement date is set for July 2020 although it is believed that the cosmetics industry will not need an entire year to implement changes to comply with the new law. Additionally, the bill includes funding for the development of alternative test methods.
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BCOP | Ocular Screening | Sensitization | Skin Irritation Test | Skin Sensitization | Cosmetic & Personal Care | Fragrance & Flavors | non-animal testing
October 17, 2018
By Amanda Lim, Editor (Singapore) CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com
Although China has made significant strides in moving away from animal testing, its challenges suggest it may take more than five years for the country to completely stop compulsory animal-testing for cosmetics, says Hedy He, regulatory analyst and editor of ChemLinked: "In the short term a total ban on animal testing is unlikely given the lack of testing infrastructure and technical capacity shortcomings of the industry."
The Overarching Issue
Among the many obstacles, the overarching one is the...
3T3 Neutral Red Uptake | BCOP | Phototoxicity | Sensitization | Cosmetic & Personal Care | alternatives to animal testing | China | Education & Outreach | skin sensitization
October 9, 2018
Gaithersburg, MD – October 9, 2018 – U.S. based Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) has been invited by China’s National Institute for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) to join their working group on alternatives for cosmetics. The newly established group was announced by the NIFDC during their 2nd International Conference on Cosmetics Alternative Methods held in Beijing in September. Chaired by NIFDC Vice Director, Lu Yong, the working group also includes representatives from several provincial government agencies and companies...
Cosmetic & Personal Care | alternative methods | Alternative Testing Methods | alternatives to animal testing | Erin Hill | NIFDC | non-animal testing
October 1, 2018
California now has the most stringent cruelty-free policies in the U.S., following Governor Jerry Brown's signing of the bill banning the sale of cosmetic products and ingredients tested on animals. The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act brings California in line with the EU and other global standards but still includes some exemptions for animal tests conducted to achieve compliance with other bodies, leaving some unanswered questions.
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