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[Updated] Indonesia Implements the Amended Cosmetic Ingredient Use Requirements: 17 Newly Permitted Ingredients and 231 Newly Prohibited Ingredients

The main amendments are 1) revising the scope of prohibited cosmetic ingredients, and adding 231 prohibited ingredients; 2) revising the use requirements for other ingredients (ingredients not listed in Appendix I) and natural ingredients; 3) adding 14 restricted ingredients, deleting 1 restricted ingredient and amending the use requirements for 2 restricted ingredients; 4) amending the use requirements for 1 permitted colorant; 5) amending the preamble of Appendix III, adding 1 permitted preservative, deleting 1 permitted preservative, and amending the use requirements for 3 permitted preservatives; 6) adding 2 permitted sunscreens.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Dec. 14, 2021, and was firstly updated on Apr. 15, 2022, and secondly updated on Aug. 10, 2022, as per the latest developments.

Background: Previous 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.

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.

In December 2021 and March 2022, Indonesia released the first and second draft amendments to Technical Requirements for Cosmetics Ingredients. On July 28, 2022, Indonesia released and implemented the finalized amendment to Technical Requirements for Cosmetics Ingredients. 1

Business actors who already have a cosmetics notification number prior to July 28, 2022, must comply with the revised requirements before July 28, 2024.

Main Amendments

1. Revising the scope of prohibited cosmetic ingredients and adding 231 prohibited cosmetic ingredients

The finalized amendment stipulates that the prohibited ingredients for cosmetics are:

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