On July 29, China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) issued the draft Cosmetic Classification Rules and Catalog for public consultation , which is one of the significant subsidiary regulations of China’s Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR) and the revised version of the previous draft Cosmetic Classification Standard . The consultation period will last until August 30, 2020. Stakeholders with any suggestions or opinions can send back to NMPA by mail at email@example.com.
Encompassing 12 articles and 5 coding catalogs, the new draft stipulates that the classification of cosmetics will be refined into 5 categories and will adopt a coding system going forward. Specifically, the five categories are:
Range of Codes
Includes 28 kinds of claims such as cleansing, makeup removing, moisturizing, beauty modifying, hair styling, sunscreen, deodorant, hair removal, etc.
Includes 13 parts such as hair, scalp, body skin, face, eyes, underarms, etc.
Includes 14 categories such as creams, emulsions, water aquas, gels, powders or solids, pastes, aerosols, etc.
Includes 3 categories, namely ordinary people, infants (between birth and the age of 3), and children (aged between 3 and 12).
Rinse-off and leave-on categories