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Indonesia Releases Draft Amendments to Cosmetic Ingredient Use Requirements: 7 Newly Permitted Ingredients and 239 Newly Prohibited Ingredients

On Dec. 6, 2021, Indonesia BPOM released the draft amendments to Technical Requirements for Cosmetics Ingredients for public consultation. The main amendments include 1) revising the use requirements for other ingredients (ingredients not listed in Appendix I) and natural ingredients 2) adding 5 restricted ingredients and deleting 1 restricted ingredient 3) adding 2 permitted sunscreens 4) adding 239 prohibited ingredients

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 terms of use

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

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

  • Appendix V: prohibited ingredients

Prohibited cosmetic ingredients in Indonesia are:

  • Ingredients that do not comply with limitation requirements listed in Appendix I, II, III, and IV

  • 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 (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.

Main Amendments in the Draft

1. Revise the use requirements of other ingredients and natural ingredients

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