Expert Interpretation: China’s New Cosmetic Technical Safety Standard

Calla Zhou
Friday , 27th Feb 2015
REACH24H Consulting Group China

In an effort to develop regulatory protocols and standards which match the technical and supervisory capacity of the cosmetic industry, the CFDA is revising the 2007 Hygienic Standard for Cosmetics. To date the most significant progress made in amending this standard was the release of the revised body of the 2007 Hygienic Standard (renamed Technical Safety Standard for Cosmetics) in 30 Nov 2012. Since January 2014 the CFDA has coordinated with the National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) in a further revision of this draft. Following over a year of detailed revision work, the NIFDC is now soliciting opinions from the public on the new draft of the Technical Safety Standard for Cosmetics. The period for public consultation will end on February 28 2015.

During the webinar, leading expert from REACH24H Consulting Group will present a brief introduction about the Hygienic Standard (2007) and the new draft, analyze the differences between the two standards and give suggestions to manufacturers to well prepare for the updates.


1 Brief Introduction about the Hygienic Standard (2007) and the revised draft

  • Hygienic Standard (2007) for Cosmetic

  • Safety Technical Standard (draft) for Cosmetic

  • Effect to manufacturers about the revised draft (including ingredient enterprises and finished products enterprises)

2 Differences between the Hygienic Standard (2007) and the revised draft

  • Framework Comparison

  • Main Text Comparison

  • Appendixes Comparison (including prohibited and restricted ingredients lists, test and evaluation methods)

3 Suggestions to Manufacturers

  • Problems and challenges

  • Paths to success


Calla Zhou  Cosmetic Regulatory Specialist

As a cosmetic regulatory specialist in REACH24H, Calla focuses on the research of China’s cosmetic regulations and toxicology assessment. She has rich experiences and knowledge on the Hygienic Standard (2007) with regard to the prohibited and restricted cosmetic ingredients lists and the standard of testing methods. She has assisted many clients to obtain pre-market approval from China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) and provided many professional consulting services on the cosmetic finished products and new ingredients registration.