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South Korea Intensifies Safety Managements on Custom Cosmetics

MFDS modified the requirements regarding custom cosmetics management in Enforcement Decree of the Cosmetics Act, Enforcement Rule of the Cosmetics Act, and three other administrative regulations.

As the enhanced requirements of custom cosmetics in Cosmetics Act1 came into effect on February 18, 2022, the amendments on facility standards, material reporting, and other administrative provisions in its downstream laws are updated as well on the same day.

The relevant downstream laws include:

  • Enforcement Decree of Cosmetics Act2

  • Enforcement Rule of Cosmetics Act3

  • Regulation for Notification of Cosmetics Manufacturing & Import Amount and Lists of Ingredients4

  • Regulation on the Management of Safety Information for Cosmetics5

  • Requirement on Operating Custom Cosmetics Compounding Manager Qualification Test6


The detailed amendments are as below:

1. Detailing New Penalty Standards in Enforcements Decree of Cosmetics Act



Utilizing the name of the "custom cosmetic compounding manager" or any name similar to the "custom cosmetic compounding manager" improperly.

1 million KR won (about 837 US dollars)

Failing to complete the compulsory education stipulated forthe responsible cosmetic distributor and compounding managers

5 hundred thousand KR won (about 418 US dollars)

Failing to report the raw material list (applicable to the custom cosmetic sales business entity)

5 hundred thousand KR won (about 418 US dollars)


2. Specifying Custom Cosmetic Facility Standards and Material Reporting Methods in Enforcement Rule of Cosmetics Act

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