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

Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

    Listed Medicine Compliance Rating Scheme Has Begun The TGA’s Listed Medicine Compliance Rating Scheme commenced on 28 November 2018 as part of its existing compliance review process. As…

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Cosmetics and household cleaning products:

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Marketing News:

  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…

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Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

    Summary of Changes to the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2018 The Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (No.2) 2018 (the No.2 Code 2018) will commence from 1 January 2019. Key…

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Foods:

  Not Meeting Honey Rules Costs Auckland Businessman An Auckland businessman has been fined more than NZ$26,000 for offences related to making false therapeutic claims about honey and failing to…

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Cosmetics and TGA listed sunscreens:

  Why You Should Always Buy Australian Made Sunscreen Sunscreen experts are pleading with Australian consumers to steer clear of so-called "sunscreen pills" and buy Australian-made products over imported ones.…

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