Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island Beauty Brands Capitalise on Indigenous Ingredients

Australia and New Zealand may be saturated markets for the cosmetics and toiletries industry, but consumers’ willingness to buy a variety of complex formulated and premium green products is continually expanding revenue. Millennial consumers especially are contributing to rising demand for independent and green brands.     Source: Excerpt article from Barbara Barkhausen, Cosmetics Business Cosmetics downunder

 

Quote for the month: 

“Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind”   Mary Ellen Chase

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Employment Opportunity: Regulatory Affairs Associate

RFA Regulatory Affairs is looking for a Regulatory Affairs Associate who has at least 1-2 years' experience, to join our team of regulatory associates in our Glebe office. We provide regulatory advice for complementary medicines, sunscreens, foods, cosmetics, and some medical devices. We also provide advice to manufacturers preparing for TGA GMP audits, and new product development for complementary medicines and some types of foods.

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Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Corporate Christmas Cards

As per our usual practice, this year we are donating to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy (www.nordoff-robbins.com.au) in lieu of sending Christmas cards to clients. Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy uses music to transform lives and bring the benefits of music therapy to those in need. You can also donate http://www.noro.org.au/support-us/donate-now. RFA Regulatory Affairs is a long-time supporter of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia.  http://www.noro.org.au/about/our-supporters  You can be too!

RFA Breaking News

Foods:

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Cosmetics and TGA Listed Sunscreens:

  NICNAS Consultation on Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) 2019-20 Public comment is invited on the draft CRIS. The CRIS provides information on how the current scheme (NICNAS) implements cost…

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Marketing News:

  Top Health Food Trends to Watch Out For in 2019 2018 saw many new and creative trends hit the health food industry with 2019 expected to see even more…

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Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

    Very Important Information for All Suppliers of Listed Medicines. Don’t Let Your Product Get Cancelled! Suppliers of listed complementary medicines will already know that they must now only…

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Foods:

  Current Developments in Food Law and Policy In Australia and Overseas Australian law-firm, FoodLegal, has conveniently summarised the latest (February 2019) changes affecting the food industry both locally and…

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Cosmetics and TGA Listed Sunscreens:

  Australian Cosmetic Animal Test Ban Bill Passes Senate The Australian Senate has recently passed the Government's Industrial Chemicals Bills 2017, including measures to prohibit reliance on new animal test…

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