Intertek Challenge - October 2019

October 2019 Challenge has ended. Winner will be announced soon.


Take the Challenge by Oct 31, 2019 to win a special prize of HK$1,000 Watson’s Cash Coupon!

Most countries have specific marking requirements for cosmetic products so that consumers can get all necessary information at the point of sale. Common information required for product labeling includes the following, subject to specific country regulations:


  • Statement of identity
  • Instructions for use
  • Ingredient list
  • Name and address of manufacturer / importer / responsible person
  • Net content
  • Lot number / batch code
  • Warning statements
  • Expiration date
  • Language requirement

It is worth mentioning that, in most countries, most of the information (other than the ingredient list) is required for both the outer packaging and inner container.

Nomenclature of cosmetic ingredients may also vary among countries. The US mainly adopts names from the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC, and previously CTFA) Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary, with a few exceptions. The EU has established an inventory of ingredients based on the International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI) system. Canada on the other hand accepts the INCI system of ingredient labeling, while certain ingredients should either follow the EU Trival name (e.g., Aqua) or the English and French names (e.g., Water/Eau).

The Intertek Challenge

Here is the little question about the cosmetics ingredient list.


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  1. Each individual may enter this competition once only. Employees of Intertek HK and their immediate families are not eligible to enter this contest. 
  2. Participants submitting the correct answer will stand a chance to win the prize of the month. If there is more than one correct entry, a lucky draw will be conducted to determine the winner. 
  3. The winner will be notified individually by Intertek Hong Kong within one month after the deadline of the game. 
  4. The prize is non-transferable and non-redeemable for cash. Intertek Hong Kong reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value at any time. 
  5. By entering the Competition, you hereby warrant that all personal information submitted by you is true, current and complete; and also consent to Intertek HK using your answers as submitted and contact information for marketing purposes. 
  6. Intertek Hong Kong reserves the right of final decision. 
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