China’s Safety and Technical Standard for Cosmetics 2022 (STSC 2022)

Winnie Xu, ChemLinked 26 April 2022   China National Institutes for Food and Drug Control is inviting public submissions regarding the draft of the Safety and Technical Standard for Cosmetics 2022 (STSC 2022). STSC 2022 inherits the basic framework of STSC 2015 but overhauls the original content, which includes revising the content that is not suitable for the current supervision practice, incorporating the previous revisions for STSC 2015, as well …
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Five Asian beauty trends decoded

Asia Cosme Lab (Photo: © metamorworks / iStock) 31 May 2022   Once a month, Asia Cosme Lab offers a selection of the unmissable beauty trends, products and cultural insights extracted from their trend reports on the Asian beauty industry. Trend #1 • Sustainability In Japan, packaging has always been a significant part of the product experience (consumer centric, high-quality materials, smart folding techniques and soft angles). In Korea, packaging …
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Skincare: A snapshot of French and American trends

Cosmetics Inspiration & Creation (Photo: Cottonbro / Pexels) 14 June 2022   To announce our new partnership with Spate, Cosmetics Inspiration & Creation kicks off a series of updates from the Google search specialists with a deep dive into the latest consumer data analysis from the French Beauty sector. “We have been using the Spate US [1] tool to support our Trend reports for two years now - it has become an …
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Environmental claims: the fight against greenwashing is gaining momentum

Gaëlle Saint Jalmes 13 September 2022   Because the subject is on all lips, means, more than ever for cosmetic players to get prepared and master the regulatory framework. In times when it might be tempting to follow the trend of environmental communication and green claims which tend to become a new communication standard, it is a subject that needs to be addressed. Legal and reputational risks must be prevented …
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The post-pandemic skincare reboot

Cosmetics Inspiration & Creation (Photo: Fleur Kaan via Unsplash) 27 September 2022   Healthy not perfect, is the new skincare mantra, as consumers prioritize care for the long term over short-term beautification. As consumers shift to a prevention-over-cure mindset, suncare and skin health are at the forefront of our minds, as we explore three pathways to innovation for brands looking to tap the rebooted skincare consumer:   The barrier boom …
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