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SFDA Finalized the First Batch of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China

  •   12 Mar 2013
  •    Echo Cao
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    SFDA CHINACosmetic ingredients that have been included in the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC) are exempted from registration with China’s SFDA. Last year, three draft batches totaling 3667 ingredients were released by the SFDA for public comment:

    Recently, the first batch of SFDA sanctioned cosmetic ingredients was finalized and further authorizations are expected in the following months. There are 1674 ingredients listed in the final first batch.

    The table below shows the structure of the IECIC:

    No.

    Chinese Name

    INCI Name

    Maximum Quantity in the

    Approved Cosmetic Products (%)

    1

    (动物)胎盘蛋白质

    PLACENTAL PROTEIN

    0.0007

    2

    (日用)香精

    FRAGRANCE

    1

    1674

    组氨酸 HCl

    HISTIDINE HCL

    0.01

     Note: Maximum quantity refers to the maximum amount of an ingredient in the cosmetic products that have already been approved but do not mean the maximum concentration permitted in cosmetic products.

    The inventory also contains restricted substances stipulated in the Hygienic Standard for Cosmetics (2007). Under this regulation manufacturers need to comply with the corresponding restrictions and requirements, for example

    Ingredient

    Maximum Quantity in the Approved Cosmetic Products (%)

    Specified limit of use in  Hygienic Standard for Cosmetics (2007)

    Maximum concentration permitted in cosmetic products (%)

    Other restrictions and requirements

    2,6-DIHYDROXYETHYLAMINOTOLUENE

    0.236

    2

    In combination with oxidizing dye, the maximum use

    concentration is 1.0%

    Reference Links

      Hygienic Standard for Cosmetics 2007

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