This GUIDELINES FOR CONTROL OF COSMETIC PRODUCTS IN MALAYSIA shall serve as reference for notification process including quality control, inspection and post-market surveillance activities of cosmetics. This document will replace the GUIDELINES FOR CONTROL OF COSMETIC PRODUCTS IN MALAYSIA Initial Publication 1st January 2008.
The content of this guideline is adapted from the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD). This guideline shall be read in conjunction with the current laws and regulations together with other relevant legislations, where applicable, governing cosmetics for human use in Malaysia, which include but not limited to the following:
Sale of Drugs Act 1952
Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984
Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 Poisons Act 1952
Medicines (Advertisement & Sale) Act 1956
Patents Act 1983
Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 (Laws of Malaysia Act 716)
International Trade in Endangered Species Act 2008 (Act 686)
Medical Device Act 2012 Trade Descriptions Act 2011
The written laws shall take precedence over this guideline in any event of discrepancy.
The scope of this guideline includes information relating to:
Submission of cosmetic notification through the NPRA Quest online system.
Regulatory requirements for cosmetic products
Post market surveillance activities
Cosmetic Notification Holder (CNH) shall understand the content of this guideline and the governing legislations before submission of a cosmetic notification is made.
The NPRA may request for information or specify conditions not described in this guideline that are deemed necessary to ensure the quality, safety and claimed benefit of the cosmetics.
Regular review of regulatory policies will continue, taking into account the global regulatory environment to allow for timely and pertinent changes. CNH may refer to Directives and Circulars published on the NPRA website for the latest updates on regulatory policies.
Changes to the guideline may be made when necessary by the NPRA and CNH is advised to refer to NPRA website for the latest updates of the cosmetic guideline and other related guidelines.