• Eliza Li

    Regulating Oral Care Products in China: Current Status and Future Trends

      21 Oct 2016

    With a population of 1.35 billion and a rapidly expanding middle class, China is the world's fastest growing market for oral care products.  Continuing urbanization, as well as government and private efforts to promote good hygiene in rural areas have boosted per...
  • Angelita Hu

    Korea Functional Cosmetics Regulations

      21 Sep 2016

    Korea defines functional cosmetics as products that aid in brightening skin, improving wrinkles in skin, tanning skin gently or protecting skin from sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Functional cosmetics are subject to more stringent evaluation than general cosmetics. Based...
  • Nina He

    China Children Cosmetics Regulations

      8 Sep 2016

    In China Children cosmetics refer to cosmetics produced specifically for children from age 0-12 years old (including infants). The majority of children cosmetics are classified as non-special use cosmetics except for sunscreens which are special use cosmetics. Some...
  • Lemon Zhang

    China Cosmetics Market Entry Walkthrough: CIQ Inspections and Custom Clearance

      5 Aug 2016

    Take home After getting approval from CFDA, companies can begin to export cosmetics to China. Before goods reach their destination port and undergo inspection by Chinese Customs, they shall appoint an agent in China to file a record with the provincial Inspection and...
  • Inna Fu

    Whitening products regulatory status in China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan

      2 Aug 2016

      China Taiwan Japan Korea Classification Special Use Cosmetics General Cosmetics (except products containing Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate) Quasi Drugs Functional Cosmetics Obligation Registration Products containing Ascorbyl...
  • Angelita Hu

    Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics 2015

      27 Jul 2016

    Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics 2015 is the overarching technical standards used for regulation of cosmetics in China. It specifies the general safety standards, defining prohibited/restricted/permitted ingredients and setting testing methods for...