Clarifying Cosmetic Ingredient Requirements for Recalled Cosmetics

  •   18 Jul 2017
  •    Jo Zhou

    Take Home:

    CFDA released the 1st list of unqualified cosmetics found in the market in 2017, detailing the reasons for inspection failure. Here Chemlinked specifies the correct and concrete requirements of specific ingredients.

    Unqualified Marketed Cosmetics and Misused Ingredients

    No.

    Product Types

    Items Fail to Meet the Standard

    Legal Basis

    1

    Olive Skincare glycerin

    colony-forming unit (CFU) 9700CFU/ml

    Should be =< 1000CFU/ml

    Cosmetic Hygiene Standard (2007)

    2

    Horse Oil& Alpha Hydroxy Acid Hand Cream

    colony-forming unit (CFU) 330000CFU/ml

    Should be =< 1000CFU/ml

    Cosmetic Hygiene Standard (2007)

    3

    Ocean Water&Mineral Silk Icing Mask

    clobetasol propionate 47.346ug/g

    should be prohibited

    GB/T 24800.2-2009

    4

    Children Olive Moisturizer

    acrylamide 0.208mg/kg

    should be 0.1mg/kg

    CFDA XU[2011] No.96 Document Annex 1

    5

    Dark Violet Hair Dye Cream

    2,6-diaminopyridine 0.364%

    Should be =<0.004%

    CFDA BAOHUA[2012] No.13 Document Annex 10

    6

    Amaranth Hair Dye Cream

    2,6-diaminopyridine 0.564%

    Should be =<0.004%

    CFDA BAOHUA[2012] No.13 Document Annex 10

    7

    Softening & Cleansing Lotion

    Isobutyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (count the concentration of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid) less than 0.01%

    Should be prohibited

    Cosmetic Technical and Safety Standard (2015)

    Analysis:

    1. Standard of CFU: according to Cosmetic Hygiene Standard (2007),

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