Many people believe “Beauty is the life-long career for ladies”. To a certain extent, this phase can explain the rapid growth of cosmetic industry in Hong Kong, China and other international cities where the ladies are financially independent and willing to spend to preserve attractive appearance. Good financial background and the pursuit for beauty are the two driving factors for the rapid growth in cosmetic industry.

Hong Kong is a free-trade zone with no regulation for cosmetic products. Safety on products highly depends on the self-discipline of the manufacturers. The situation is different from USA and other developed countries where cosmetic products are highly regulated. In view of this, Hong Kong Cosmetic Technical Resources Centre (CTR) is jointly founded by CMA Testing and Certification Laboratories (CMA Testing) and International Cosmetics (Asia Pacific) Joint Development Centre with a mission to provide technical support, worldwide regulatory information and consultancy services on cosmetic products.