Expert Article

  • Ben Teoh

    Cosmetics and Heavy Metals

     12 May 2015  Regulation  2576

    The general belief is that in the regulation of cosmetic products, there are still ongoing health concerns regarding the presence of harmful chemical substances within these products. With the exception of color additives,...
  • Floral Zhang

    Using an Overseas UV Testing Reports in China

     28 Feb 2015  Regulation  3395

    According to Chinese Cosmetic Regulations "Guidance on Cosmetic Technology Review" and "Hygienic Standard for Cosmetics 2007" (China's Key cosmetic Technical Standard), the CFDA (China Food and Drug Administration) can accept UV...
  • Calla Zhou

    New Draft of China Cosmetic Safety Standard

     16 Feb 2015  Regulation  2948

    Data compiled on January 21st, 2015 revealed that the number of the enterprises granted a cosmetics production license certificate was 3880, and the number of individual licensed cosmetic products was 275,127. With the rapid...
  • Angelita Hu

    Detailing "Administrative Measures on Cosmetics Labelling"

     6 Jan 2015  Regulation  4473

    The draft Administrative Measures on Cosmetics Labelling will be implemented from July 1 2015. Cosmetics marketed already can use their existing labels until June 30 2016. From the day of implementation, these measures will...
  • Nina He

    The Evolution of Chinese Cosmetic Regulations

     12 Dec 2014  Regulation  2567

    On November 08 2014, China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) officially published the draft Regulations concerning the Supervision and Administration of Cosmetics for public opinions. Closely following it, on November 15 2014,...
  • Angelita Hu

    Development Trends in Chinese Cosmetic Regulations

     9 Dec 2014  Regulation  5321

    By studying the regulations implemented already and the two newly released drafts and speculating from the disclosure from officials of the FDAs, five major development trends in Chinese Cosmetic Regulations can be seen and are...
  • Angelita Hu

    Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC)

     12 Sep 2014  Regulation  4292

    Under the Hygienic Standards of Cosmetics, figuring out the status of a cosmetic ingredient was difficult until the first publication of the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC) on 27 April 2003.  ...
  • Martin Hu

    Cosmetic Labeling Requirements in China: Cross Regulatory Compliance

     26 Jul 2013  Regulation  1826

    Based on the latest figures from National Bureau of Statistics, cosmetics sales in China maintains an average annual growth rate of 16% - 20%(17% last year), only after America, Europe and Japan, and have leaped to the world's...
  • Martin Hu

    Children's Cosmetics: Obligations for Foreign Stakeholders in the Chinese Market

     15 May 2013  Regulation  1381

    After 3-year study and internal discussion, as well as the 8-month public consultation, the "Guidance on Application and Review of Children's Cosmetics" was finally released by the CFDA (China Food and Drug Administration) in...
  • Echo Cao

    2012: A Recap of Cosmetic Regulatory Development in China

     31 Jan 2013  Regulation  1673

    The State Food and Drug Administration which is responsible for cosmetic management in China was busy reforming the legislation and regulations governing areas of the cosmetics industry involving existing and new ingredients,...