Cosmetic Compliance
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China Simplifies Notification Document Requirements for Marketed Toothpastes China issued an announcement regarding the implementation of toothpastes supervision regulations, and the simplification of notification document requirements for toothpastes already available in the market.
[Updated] A Recap of New Cosmetic Ingredients Notified in China from Q1 to Q3 2023 Characteristics of new cosmetic ingredients notified in China from Q1 to Q3 2023: 1) NCIs sources: chemical sources remain dominant; plant extracts are on the rise; 2) Use purpose: skin protectant, moisturizer and antioxidant account for more than half; 3) Notifiers: Chinese domestic enterprises account for 73.5%; 4) Future trends: the total number of NCI notifications is expected to grow, with a focus on ingredients that have already been allowed for use in cosmetics abroad.
EU REACH to Restrict Intentionally-added Microplastics in Cosmetics On September 27, 2023, EU introduced restrictions on microplastics that are intentionally added to products. For the cosmetic industry, transitional periods ranging from 4-12 years are granted.
[Updated] South Korea Revises Cosmetic Colorant Requirement MFDS deletes the specified testing methods to allow companies to autonomously establish the testing methods for their product characteristics to help improve cosmetic R&D.
[Updated] EU SCCS Releases Final Opinion on Children’s Exposure to Methyl Salicylate On September 22, 2023, SCCS released the finalized opinion on the use of Methyl Salicylate (CAS No. 119-36-8) in cosmetics intended for children. In compassion to the draft, the final opinion now includes the product category of hair conditioner in the safe use opinion for children aged 0.5-3 years.
China Allows the Use of Previously Obtained Submission Codes for Compound Ingredients The Cosmetic Safety Information Submission Platform does not support applications for new submission codes for compound ingredients that do not have existing codes; During cosmetic product notification process, notifiers are allowed to fill in the previously obtained submission code for compound ingredients to associate ingredient safety information.
Hedy He ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
Jarius Ji ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
Lorraine Li ChemLinked Senior Regulatory Analyst
Winnie Xu ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
Nov 2023
Cosmoprof Asia 2023 Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
Nov 2023
Cosmopack Asia 2023 AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong
Nov 2023
in-cosmetics Asia 2023 BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand
Nov 2023
2023 China International Import Expo National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)