January 2022: Global Cosmetic Regulatory Updates

Feb. 10th, 2023

This is a collection of global cosmetic regulatory updates, including cosmetic regulations in Chinathe EU etc.


China NMPA Approves Three New Cosmetic Ingredients

In Jan. 2023, NMPA updated the notification information of three new cosmetic ingredients (NCIs). The basic information about these new NCIs is as follows:

1) Donkey oil, notified on Jan. 4, 2023

2) Azelamidopropyl Dimethyl Amine, notified on Jan. 4, 2023

3) Potassium Dihydroavenous Alkaloid D, notified on Jan. 6, 2023

China Issues 7 Cosmetics-related Standards in January

In Jan. 2023, China issued 7 cosmetics-related standards. The basic information is as follows:

Type Initiator Standard Name Release Date Effective Date
Provincial Standard Hebei MPA Simultaneous Determination of Methylmercury, Ethylmercury and Inorganic Mercury in Cosmetics (Draft) Jan. 17, 2023 /
Group Standard Fujian Botanical Society T/FJBS 1-2023 FuDing Gardenia Cell Liquid Jan. 1, 2023 Jan. 2, 2023
T/FJBS 2—2023 FuDing Gardenia Hydrosol Jan. 1, 2023 Jan. 2, 2023
Guangdong Beauty, Hairdressing and   Cosmetics Industry Association T/GDBCA 003—2023 Hair Styling Aerosols Jan. 4, 2023 Jan. 20, 2023
China Anti-aging Promoting Association T/ZGKSL 001—2023 Anti-aging Cosmetics Research and Development Guide Jan. 16, 2023 Jan. 16, 2023
Guangdong Cosmetics Association T/GDCA 017—2023 Efficacy Evaluation Method of Hair Conditioning for Haircare Products Jan. 17, 2023 Feb. 17, 2023
Fujian Daily Chemicals Chamber of   Commerce T/FDCA 008—2023 Gentle Non-irritating Efficacy Evaluation of Cosmetics – Zebrafish Embryo Incised Tail Fin Neutrohpil Test Method Jan. 20, 2023 Feb. 20, 2023

China Proposes to Abolish a Mandatory National Standard: Procedures and Methods for Safety Evaluation of Cosmetics

On Jan. 31, 2023, China Standardization Administration released an announcement to propose abolishing the GB7919-1987 Procedures and Methods for Safety Evaluation of Cosmetics promulgated by the former Ministry of Health in 1987. The reason for the abolition is that there are multiple regulatory documents on cosmetic safety requirements, such as Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics and Technical Guidelines for Cosmetic Safety Assessment. Any objections can be mailed fuyun@samr.gov.cn before Mar. 30, 2023.  (Read more)

China Consults on Guidelines for Determination of New Cosmetic Ingredients

On Jan. 19, 2023, China NIFDC released the draft of Technical Guidelines for Determination of New Cosmetic Ingredients for public consultation. The draft regulates the principles for the determination, classification, and naming of new cosmetic ingredients. All notifiers and registrants of new cosmetic ingredients shall conduct research and safety assessments in accordance with the requirements. (Read more)

China Allows Stakeholders of Low-Risk General Cosmetics to Submit Self-Testing Reports When Applying for Notification

On Jan. 18, 2023, NMPA issued a notice, further optimizing the management measures for the testing of general cosmetics notification. Under certain conditions, notifiers or entrusted manufacturers of Chinese domestic low-risk cosmetics are allowed to conduct self-testing and submit the product self-testing reports as part of notification dossiers. (Read more)

China to Implement the Strictest Cosmetic Sampling Testing Regulation

On Jan. 12, 2023, NMPA released the finalized Measures for the Management of Cosmetic Sampling Testing, which will be implemented on Mar. 1, 2023. The Measures is divided into 8 chapters and 61 articles, providing detailed requirements on the formulation of sampling testing work plan, sampling, testing and result submission, objection and re-testing, verification and disposal of unqualified products, as well as information disclosure. (Read more)

China Further Refines the Requirements for Enterprises to Perform the Entity Responsibility for Cosmetic Quality and Safety

On Dec. 29, 2022, China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) released the finalized Regulations on Supervision and Administration of Enterprises in Implementing Entity Responsibility for Cosmetic Quality and Safety, which will be implemented it on Mar. 1, 2023. (Read more)

China Releases Six Draft Determination Methods and Proposes to Add a Prohibited Ingredient

On Dec. 30, 2022, China National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) released six draft determination methods and proposed to add 5-[(E)-2-phenylethenyl]-2-(propan-2-yl)benzene-1, 3-diol (Benvitimod, Tapinarof) (CAS No. 79338-84-4) as a prohibited ingredient for cosmetics. The six draft determination methods are listed in the table below. (Read more)

No. Determination Methods
1 Determination of Free Formaldehyde in Cosmetics
2 Determination of Desloratadine and Other 51 Kinds of Components in Cosmetics
3 Determination of L-Ascorbic Acid 2-Phosphate Magnesium Ester and Other 11 Kinds of Components in Cosmetics
4 The Fixed-Dose Procedure for Acute Oral Toxicity Test
5 Acute Oral Toxicity Test: Up-and-Down Procedure
6 Acute Oral Toxicity – Acute Toxic Class Method

🇪🇺European Union

EU SCCS Consults on Opinion as to Hydroxyapatite (Nano)

On Jan. 11, 2023, EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) released the preliminary opinion SCCS/1648/22 on Hydroxyapatite (nano). According to the safety assessment based on the available relevant data, SCCS considers it safe when Hydroxyapatite (nano) is used at concentrations up to 10% in toothpaste, and up to 0.465% in mouthwash. (Read more)

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