REACH24H’s Expertise in Navigating Cosmetics Regulations Shines at 2023 in-cosmetics Asia

Nov. 15th, 2023

BANGKOK, November 15, 2023 – REACH24H, a leading regulatory consulting firm, made a significant impact at the 2023 in-cosmetics Asia event held in Bangkok, Thailand from November 7th to November 9th.

REACH24H In-Cosmetics Aisa 2023

As an influential participant, REACH24H contributed to various aspects of the event, including seminar presentations, panel discussion moderation, serving as an Innovation Awards judge, and partnering with its flagship media platform, Chemlinked, as a media partner.

This year, we have witnessed a remarkable rise in space and booth sales of in-cosmetics Asia, with about a 40% increase compared to the previous year. Among the attendees were numerous renowned names in the cosmetics ingredient industry, including Cargill, BASF, Dow, Symrise, Givaudan, and many others.

REACH24H’s presence and influence throughout the event were highly valued. We have contributed two seminar presentations and a panel discussion moderation.

Focusing on MoCRA Updates

In one of the sessions, Seongmin (Mike) Sohn, a distinguished speaker from REACH24H, delivered a comprehensive overview of the new regulations and potential impact of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA) on cosmetics ingredients. The presentation shed light on the transformative changes introduced by MoCRA, which is set to officially launch in December following pilot tests. However, it was announced during the event that the effective date would be postponed by six months. Attendees gained insights into the stringent compliance requirements imposed by MoCRA, covering various stages of the cosmetic product lifecycle. The session emphasized the importance of compliance with facility registration, product listing, good manufacturing practices, labelling, safety substantiation, and adverse event reporting.

Mike also clarified the definitions of US agents and US RP in comparison to EU regulations, advising attendees to establish robust systems to manage adverse reaction claims and prepare annual reports in the coming months.

Mike In-Cosmetics Aisa 2023

China’s Cosmetics Regulatory Updates

Demi Ding, another esteemed speaker from REACH24H, presented the updates of cosmetic ingredient regulations in China for 2023, along with an analysis of regulatory trends for 2024. The session highlighted significant developments in China’s cosmetic regulations, including updated guidelines for ingredient safety reporting, NCI registration rules, STSC updates, and specific requirements for children’s cosmetics and toothpaste ingredients. Demi emphasized the importance of choosing a local partner with extensive experience and technical capabilities, particularly in relation to NCI registration.

Demi Ding In-Cosmetics Aisa 2023

Demi Ding Speaking in-cosmetics Asia 2023

Looking ahead to 2024, the session discussed the anticipated full CPSR version for product registration. Manufacturers gained essential insights into compliance, safety, and transparency in China’s evolving cosmetics industry. Demi also highlighted ongoing discussions within the industry and regulatory authorities regarding the establishment of safety assessment standards, especially for natural ingredients and systemic toxicity testing.

REACH24H’s influential role extended beyond presentations. Seongmin (Mike) Sohn also participated as a moderator in a panel discussion on the Indian cosmetics market and consumer trends. Additionally, REACH24H had the privilege of being one of the judges at the prestigious Innovation Awards ceremony.


Throughout the event, one notable question raised by the audience addressed the submission of efficacy claims in China. Attendees were informed that submitting efficacy claim data is mandatory, and it is crucial to conduct testing for special functions, such as whitening effects, in designated labs in China. The issue of whether efficacy-related tests could be conducted in Korean labs was also addressed, with the regulation clearly stating the risks associated with submitting data from Korean labs.

REACH24H’s significant contributions and expertise at the 2023 in-cosmetics Asia event further solidified its position as a trusted and influential regulatory consulting firm in the cosmetics industry. The company’s participation and valuable insights have undoubtedly contributed to the success of the event, providing attendees with vital knowledge and guidance for navigating complex regulatory landscapes.

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