The National Institution for Food and Drug Control of China (NIFDC) published the draft revision of “Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetic” (Safety Standards) on March 31, 2022. This is the first-time revision of the Safety Standards since the first version was published in 2015.
The Technical Standards form part of the overarching framework of NMPA’s Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR). All cosmetic ingredients’ manufacturers must make sure that their ingredients comply with the requirements listed in the Technical Standards.
As of now, there are 7 lists in total in the 2015 version. They regulate different areas in using cosmetic ingredients, including banned and restricted ingredients in general, allowed ingredients in sunscreen, preservatives, colorants, and hair dyes in cosmetics.
The revision remains the structure of the 2015 version, while it makes changes in the following parts:
The consultation period will last until April 30, 2022. If you have any considerations regarding the revision, you can contact GPC via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or via GPC WeChat: 46 0708381983 (GPC China) for information and help.