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China Consults on 4 Draft National Standards Regarding Determination Methods of Cosmetic Ingredients

On December 17, China opened a public consultation on 4 draft test standards for cosmetic prohibited ingredients. Advice or suggestions can be sent to Shanghai Research Institute of Fragrance and Flavor Industry by email at tc257sc2@126.com, or by fax at 021-54483433. Meanwhile, some relevant patents and supporting documents can be attached to support your feedback.

Specifics of the 4 draft standards are as follows:

Standard NameContentDeadline for Public Comments
Determination of diethylene glycol ethyl ether in cosmetics – Gas chromatography mass spectrometry
(化妆品中二乙二醇单乙醚的测定 气相色谱—质谱法)
  • The standard applies to the determination of diethylene glycol ethyl ether in water-based, lotion, cream and spray cosmetics.

  • The limit of detection (LOD) of diethylene glycol ethyl ether is 0.50 mg/kg and the limit of quantitation (LOQ) is 1.00 mg/kg.

Feb. 6, 2020
Determination of banned bemegride and its salts in cosmetics – High performance liquid chromatography
(化妆品中禁用物质贝美格及其盐类的测定  高效液相色谱法)
  • The standard applies to the determination of prohibited ingredient bemegride and its salts in lotion, cream and water-based cosmetics.

  • The LOD of bemegride is 2 mg/kg and the LOQ is 5 mg/kg.

Determination of banned tetracaine and its salts in cosmetics – High performance liquid chromatography
(化妆品中禁用物质丁卡因及其盐类的测定  高效液相色谱法)
  • The standard applies to the determination of prohibited ingredient tetracaine and its salts in lotion, water-based, facial cleanser and mask cosmetics.

  • The LOD is 10 mg/kg and the LOQ is 25 mg/kg.

Simultaneous determination of colchicine and its derivative demecolcine in cosmetics – Liquid chromatography–mass/mass spectrometry
(化妆品中秋水仙碱及其衍生物秋水仙胺的测定 高效液相色谱 质谱法)
  • The standard applies to the determination of prohibited ingredient colchicine and its derivative demecolcine in water-based, lotion, cream, gel, wax-based and powder cosmetics.

  • The LOD of colchicine and its derivative demecolcine is 10 μg/kg.

Feb.12, 2020
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