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A Look back at 2020 with ChemLinked: Cosmetic Regulation Updates

A Look back at 2020 with ChemLinked: Cosmetic Regulation Updates

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  • Author:ChemLinked
  • Pages:92
    Format:Electronic Edition (Adobe PDF)
  • Publish Date:Jan 15, 2021
    Last Updated On:Jan 15, 2021

The year 2020 saw many significant regulatory updates in the Asia-Pacific region. China finalized the overarching regulation-Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR) after 30 years of waiting and introduced a series of supporting rules, indicating the overhaul of China's cosmetic regulatory framework. South Korea implemented the regulations on custom cosmetics and revised the requirements for functional cosmetics, restricted ingredients, colorants, etc. Japan, ASEAN and China Taiwan made significant changes on ingredient lists. And there were several regulatory updates in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Australia.

Global cosmetic stakeholders need to stay vigilant so as to cope with frequent regulatory changes, effectively address compliance challenges, and aim for great success while shouldering their social responsibilities. This report aims to provide an overview of revised and emerging cosmetic regulations in the Asia-Pacific region over the year and educate our clients on key regulatory points.

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Session 1 China

1. Chinese Mainland

  • CSAR and New Regulatory Framework

  • Cosmetic Product Management

  • New Cosmetic Ingredient Management

  • Safety Assessment

  • Supervision on Cosmetics Manufacture and Operation

  • Toothpaste

  • Cross-border E-commerce

  • Microbeads

2. Taiwan of China

  • Guidance for PIF

  • Colorants

  • Prohibited Ingredients

Session 2 Pan Asia

1. South Korea

  • Solid Soap, etc.

  • Functional Cosmetics

  • Custom Cosmetics

  • Packaging Materials Recyclability Evaluation

  • Children Cosmetics

  • Cosmetic Ingredient Changes

  • Fragrance Allergens

2. Japan

  • Toothpaste

  • GMP for Quasi Drugs

  • Quasi Drug Ingredient Changes


  • Updates to ACD

  • Thailand

  • Indonesia

  • Malaysia

  • Vietnam

4. Australia

  • Key Changes Made in AICIS

  • Animal Testing Ban