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Indonesia Amends Cosmetic Ingredient Use Requirements: 1 Ingredient Added and 12 Ingredients Revised

The main amendments include: 1) Appendix I: List of Restricted Ingredients – 1 added and 7 revised 2) Appendix II: List of Permitted Colorants – 1 revised 3) Appendix III: List of Permitted Preservatives – 2 revised 4) Appendix IV: List of Permitted Sunscreens – 2 revised

Background: Current Ingredient Use Requirements

Cosmetic ingredients in Indonesia shall comply with Technical Requirements for Cosmetic Ingredients and its appendices:

  • Appendix I: restricted ingredients

  • Appendix II: permitted colorants with limitations and conditions of use (excluding hair dyes only for dyeing hair)

  • Appendix III: permitted preservatives with limitations and conditions of use

  • Appendix IV: permitted sunscreens with limitations and conditions of use

  • Appendix V: prohibited ingredients

 

Prohibited cosmetic ingredients in Indonesia are:

  • Ingredients listed in Appendix I that do not comply with the allowable limit and conditions of use;

  • Ingredients listed in Appendix II, III and IV that do not comply with the requirements specified in the Appendices;

  • Colorants, preservatives, and sunscreens not listed in Appendix II, III, and IV;

  • Prohibited ingredients listed in Appendix V.

 

Notes:

  • Other cosmetic ingredients not listed in Appendix I can be used as long as it meets the safety, efficacy, and quality requirements. Relevant scientific or empirical evidence shall be provided and included in Product Information File (PIF).

  • When natural ingredients not listed in Appendix II, III, and IV are used as colorants, preservatives, or sunscreens in cosmetics, relevant scientific or empirical evidence shall be provided and included in PIF.

On August 24, 2023, Indonesia proposed draft amendments to the Appendices in the Technical Requirements for Cosmetic Ingredients. 1 Three months later, on December 7, the finalized amendments were released and implemented. 2 It is important to note that cosmetics notification holders who obtained notification numbers before December 7 are required to ensure compliance with the new requirements by December 7, 2025.

The main amendments are summarized as follows. Added requirements are highlighted in red and deleted requirements are marked with a strikethrough.

1) Adding 1 restricted ingredient to Appendix I List of Restricted Ingredients

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