Overview of Skin Whitening Cosmetic Regulations Across ASEAN
Given the substantial market presence and consumer’s demand for skin whitening cosmetics in ASEAN, it is crucial to examine the regulatory landscape surrounding these products in the region. While preferences for fair skin persist, so do concerns related to product safety, efficacy, and potential health risks. The regulatory frameworks established by ASEAN countries play a pivotal role in ensuring the quality and safety of skin whitening cosmetics. In the subsequent sections, ChemLinked delves into the specific regulations governing these products across ASEAN nations.
China NIFDC Details Principles for Determining and Researching New Cosmetic Ingredients (NCIs)
On December 1, 2023, NIFDC released the second draft of the Technical Guidelines for Determination and Research of New Cosmetic Ingredients (NCIs). The purpose of the Guidelines is to establish standardized guiding principles for the identification and research of New Cosmetic Ingredients. It offers comprehensive information on NCI categorization, as well as the research content of and naming requirements for NCIs.