On July 6, 2022, Malaysia National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) released Circular No. 1/2022 Information on the Updated Status of Ingredients in Annex of the Guidelines for Control of Cosmetic Products in Malaysia. 1 NPRA conducted periodic reviews on the Guidelines, and amended the Guidelines' contents to make it in line with the amendments made to the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD).
According to the Circular, one prohibited ingredient, three restricted ingredients, and two permitted preservatives are revised.
1. Adding one prohibited ingredient, one restricted ingredient and one permitted preservative
1. Adding one prohibited ingredient to Annex II List of Prohibited Substances