Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Dec. 14, 2021, and was updated on Apr. 15, 2022, as per the latest developments.
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 (not include 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 specified requirements;
Colorants, preservatives, and sunscreens not listed in Appendix II, III, and IV;
Prohibited ingredients listed in Appendix V.
Other cosmetic ingredients not listed in Appendix I (hereafter referred to as “other ingredients”) can be used as long as it meets the safety, efficacy, and quality requirements. Relevant scientific or empirical evidence is required to provide and be 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 (hereafter referred to as “natural ingredients”), relevant scientific or empirical evidence is required to provide and be included in PIF.
Compared to the first draft, changes in the second draft are marked in red below.
Main Amendments in the Draft
1. Revise the scope of prohibited cosmetic ingredients and add 230 prohibited cosmetic ingredients
The draft stipulates that the prohibited ingredients for cosmetics are: