On 10 May, China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) released the Announcement 2 of 2013 to finalize the second batch of the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC), which contains 411 substances in total. Compared to its draft released for public comments last year (see Chemlinked news on 2 Jul 2012), 226 cosmetic ingredients have been removed.
The first batch includes 1674 cosmetic ingredients (see Chemlinked news on 12 Mar), which was released by the CFDA on 7 Feb 2013.
It is expected the third as well as the last batch of IECIC 2013 will be published in the near future. The number of ingredients in two batches of IECIC is shown below:
China adopts a variety of lists to administrate cosmetic ingredients, such as existing, prohibited, restricted ingredients, etc. Manufacturers of cosmetics need to be compliant with requirements indicated by each list.
Tommy Kong, a cosmetics registration expert from REACH24H, has generated a Guidance on Lists of Regulated Cosmetic Ingredients in China, aiming to retrospect the background and elaborate on the current state of the following lists concerning cosmetic ingredients in a simple and clear way:
- CFDA Announcement 2 of 2013: Second Batch (download)
- CFDA Announcement 1 of 2013: First Batch (download)
- Guidance on Lists of Regulated Cosmetic Ingredients in China (free download)
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