China SFDA releases the third batch (draft) of the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredient in China (IECIC) for public consultation following the issuance of first and second batch earlier this year. You are invited to make comments on it before September 30, 2012.
There are 1356 ingredients in the third batch, which are regarded as “assessed” and can be used to make cosmetics directly on the basis of complying with maximum use limit and requirements in Hygienic Standard for Cosmetics (2007). Officials from SFDA said that there are only three batches with 3667 cosmetic ingredients included, but it is still not sure when they will be consolidated and officially put into force.
In China, a new cosmetic ingredient must be licensed with SFDA prior to use. As a key reference for judging whether an ingredient is new or not, IECIC 2003 published by Ministry of Health (MoH) cannot meet the growing demand of safety and quality of cosmetics. Therefore, since SFDA took over the responsibility of cosmetics control from MoH in 2008, it has been dedicated to revise and improve the inventory to facilitate the administrative licensing of cosmetic new ingredients.
Chemlinked provides bilingual text of three batches for free download below.
The comparison between IECIC 2003 and 2012
Preview of the third batch
The Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredient in China (IECIC) (third Batch)
( opinion-soliciting draft)
Limit of use使用限量
Authorized Maximum use limit
Specified limit of use in Hygienic Standard for Cosmetics (2007)
Maximum concentration permitted in cosmetics
Other restrictions and requirements 其它限制和要求
When used in mixtures with oxidized milk,maximum concentration is 1.5%
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