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Deadline Approaching: Cosmetic Companies Shall Update Product Labels and Supplement Efficacy Evaluation Summary by May 2023

For cosmetics that were registered or notified before May 1, 2022, the registrants or notifiers must update the product label in accordance with the Administrative Measures on Cosmetics Labeling by May 1, 2023; For cosmetics that were registered or notified before May 1, 2021, the registrants or notifiers must evaluate the efficacy claims in accordance with the Standards for Cosmetic Efficacy Claim Evaluation and upload the summary of the evaluation before May 1, 2023; For freckle-removing (whitening) and anti-hair loss cosmetics registered before May 1, 2021, the registrants must supplement a human body efficacy evaluation testing report before May 1, 2023.

After China implemented the Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR) on January 1, 2021, several subsidiary regulations have been introduced, offering essential guidance for the industry. To aid companies in adjusting to the new regulations, NMPA has issued various transitional policies, with May 1, 2023 being a critical deadline, as it marks the conclusion of some transitional periods.

Before May 1, 2023, companies must update cosmetic labels and supplement the summary of efficacy evaluation to comply with the new regulations. Below are the detailed requirements.

1. Updating Cosmetic Labels

China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) released the finalized Administrative Measures on Cosmetics Labeling (Measures) on June 3, 2021 and implemented it on May 1, 2022. The Measures spells out the new labeling requirements and prohibited cosmetic claims under CSAR regulatory framework.

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