It refers to chemical products for the daily use intended to be applied on any external part of the human body (such as skin, hair, nails, lips, etc.) by spreading, spraying or other similar ways to keep the body clean, eliminate unpleasant odor, protect the skin, and improve appearance and beauty.
It refers to daily chemical products intended to be applied to the external part of the human body, such as skin, hair, nails, lips, etc. by spreading, spraying, or other similar ways for the purpose of cleansing, protecting, beautifying and modifying.
Under the CSAR, toothpaste shall be managed in line with general cosmetics. Efficacy claims (such as "anti-caries," "inhibit plaque," and etc.) of toothpaste products are permitted to be used after conducting efficacy evaluation following the national or industrial standards by toothpaste filer.
Soaps are outside the scope of this regulation, except for those with the efficacy of special cosmetics.
Cosmetic ingredients are classified into new ingredients and used ingredients. New ingredients with high risk shall conduct registration while other cosmetic new ingredients are subject to filing management.
New ingredient application
The manufacture of cosmetics using new ingredients must be approved by the health administrative department under the State Council.
Ingredients with high risk such as new preservatives, sunscreens, colorants, hair dyes, whitening agents shall register with NMPA and obtain approval, while other new ingredients shall file with NMPA before use.
The following dossiers shall be submitted for new ingredients filing/registration:
Name, address and contact information of registration applicant or filer;
Research materials on manufacturing process, stability, and quality control standards;
Safety assessment dossiers.
Usage report of new ingredients
The registration applicant or the filer shall report the usage and safety information of the new cosmetic ingredients to the NMPA every year for three years. Only the new ingredient without safety problems before the expiry of a 3-year observation period will be included in IECIC.
Special use cosmetics: hair growth, hair dye, hair perming, depilating, breast beauty, slimming, deodorant, whitening (anti-spot) products, and sunscreen products;
Non-special use cosmetics: skincare, hair care, nail (toe) care, make-up, fragrance products.
Special cosmetics refer to hair dye, hair perm, whitening, sunscreen, anti-hair loss products, and products with new efficacy and are subject to registration.
The general cosmetics are defined as all other cosmetics excluded from special use cosmetics and shall conduct filing.