Cosmetic Compliance
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Cosmetic Product Registration in the Philippines Made Easy: Regulations, Requirements and Practical Advice

David Elefant
Wednesday , 7th Jul 2021

The Philippines is a growing market for cosmetics, with analysts forecasting the industry to be worth PhP 228.8 billion (USD 4.2 billion) by 2023. Contributing to this potential for an upswing is the country's increasing population as well as lower unemployment rates. The archipelago nation's citizens are also known for appreciating beauty and for colorful social interactions. Such cultural factors help drive the demand for cosmetic products even further.

In this webinar, David Elefant (Director, Dayanan Business Consultancy) will discuss the attractiveness of the Philippine cosmetic market for importers and investors. He will then give a bird's eye view into the processes and requirements for cosmetics product registration along with some practical advice as a long-time resident in the country familiar with local culture and bureaucracy.


I. Overview of the Cosmetics Market in the Philippines

II. Main Regulations Related to Cosmetic Products

III. Regulating Agencies for Cosmetic Products

IV. Obtaining a License to Operate (LTO)

V. Product Notification Process

VI. Complying with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

VII. Allowed and Forbidden Cosmetic Ingredients

VIII. Labeling Requirements

IX. Some Practical Advice for Importers

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  • Director
    A 25-year Philippine business veteran, David Elefant knows a thing or two about helping entrepreneurs succeed in the country. He has learned from, worked with, and solved problems for CEOs in industries ranging from law firms to construction supplies to search engine optimization (SEO). In addition to being Director for DAYANAN Business Consultancy, David is also the co-founder of Ace Wireless Network, specializing in broadband innovations for tourist spots like Boracay and Panglao. He has also lent his expertise as co-director to the Founder Institute, a Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator, helping young entrepreneurs learn how to build enduring companies. David’s experience in diverse industries and dealing with the Philippine government, especially with the Food and Drug Authority (FDA), is what sets him apart from others in the field: a whole-of-business approach coupled with smart, realistic know-how of what works.