On March 31, 2022, China National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) released a draft of the Safety and Technical Standard for Cosmetics 2022 (STSC 2022) for public comments. The consultation will end on Apr. 30, 2022. Stakeholders with any suggestions can fill out the feedback form and send it back by email at email@example.com before that.
Along with the draft STSC 2022, the Formulation and Revision Instructions and Revision Comparison Table of Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics 2022 (Draft for Comments) was also published. If you need the translation service of the full text or certain parts STSC 2022, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STSC is the overarching technical standard for cosmetics safety supervision and testing in China. It contains the prohibited, restricted, and permitted cosmetic ingredients, physical and chemical testing methods for cosmetics, microbiological testing methods, toxicological testing methods, human body safety testing methods, and human body efficacy evaluation testing methods.
Under China’s new cosmetic regulatory framework, STSC 2015 is lagging behind in some aspects and can no longer fully match the development of industry and supervision. Therefore, China NIFDC plans to introduce a more systematic and comprehensive version to supersede the existing 2015 version, making the standards further consistent with the current industry situation.
Compared with the 2015 version, the framework of the 2022 version remains basically unchanged. The draft STSC 2022 revises the content that is not suitable for the current supervision practice, retains the content that still applies, incorporates the previous approved revisions for STSC 2015 (they were issued as notifications), as well as standardizes and improves some terms and expressions.
Table of Content:
List 1 Revision Comparison Table of Chapter 1 Overview
List 2 Revision Comparison Table of Chapter 2 Prohibited/Restricted Ingredients Used in Cosmetics
List 3 Revision Comparison Table of Chapter 3 Permitted Ingredients Used in Cosmetics
List 4 Revision Comparison Table of Chapter 4 Physical and Chemical Testing Methods for Cosmetics
List 5 Revision Comparison Table of Chapter 5 Methods of Microbiological Test
List 6 Revision Comparison Table of Chapter 6 Methods of Toxicological Test
List 7 Revision Comparison Table of Chapter 7 Human Body Safety Testing Method
List 8 Revision Comparison Table of Chapter 8 Human Body Efficacy Evaluation Testing Method
1 General Principles of Human Body Efficacy Evaluation Testing Method