India Cosmetic Regulations

Ashwini Kumar
Wednesday , 25th Nov 2015

The Cosmetic Products in India are regulated by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Labeling Declarations by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940. The rules under this act are termed as Drugs and Cosmetics Rules 1945. The rules to amend the existing Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, were first published (as draft rules) way back in February 2007. Subsequently after few amendments these were finalized as 'Drugs and Cosmetics (4th Amendment) Rules, 2010' on 19th May, 2010. The Indian Government has implemented new rules (from April 1st, 2013) to regulate the import of cosmetics. All cosmetic products that are imported for sale in India shall be registered with the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) which has been appointed as the licensing authority for the purpose of these rules. The implication of laws has been incorporated by the industry defining the cosmetics, regulating them and easing the process of registration in India. This webinar will mainly discuss the revised Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 giving a broad overview of Cosmetic registration process in India along with the refinements easing the practical understanding of the process.

  • Cosmetic Definition

  • History of Indian Drug & Cosmetic Legislation

  • Evolution of Indian Drug & Cosmetic Legislation

  • Implementation of Registration

  • Organogram - Cosmetic Division

  • Guidelines on Registration of Import of Cosmetics


Ashwini Kumar, Director at CliniExperts

Dr. Ashwini Kumar, by qualification MBBS, MD in Molecular Pharmacology is the director at CliniExperts. With a hands on experience of 10 years and his vast knowledge of the regulatory industry, he has achieved huge success in the regulatory field.

CliniExperts offers services in cosmetics regulatory consulting and is one of the leading regulatory consultancy firm in India with a total of 130 clients in 5 years.