The official website of the State Food and Drug Administration issued the “Letter on Publicly Soliciting Opinions on the “Administrative Measures for Cosmetic Labeling (Draft for Comment)” as another supporting management method for the “Regulations on Cosmetics Supervision and Administration” (hereinafter referred to as the new regulations). Management Measures (Draft for Solicitation of Comments) (hereinafter referred to as Measures) also made its first public appearance.
▍Intercepted from the official website of the State Drug Administration
Since the promulgation of the new regulations, this has followed the “Administrative Measures for Cosmetics Registration (Draft for Comments)”, “Measures for the Supervision and Administration of Cosmetics Production and Operation (Draft for Comments)”, “Specifications for Cosmetics Registration and Filing Data (Draft for Comments), The “Registration and Filing of New Cosmetic Raw Materials (Draft for Comment)” and “Guidelines for the Evaluation of Cosmetic Efficacy Claims (Draft for Comment)” were re-promulgated in Part 6 of the industry standard management measures.
There are 34 provisions in the Measures, which elaborate the purpose and scope of application of the legislation, define cosmetic labels, clarify the principles and requirements of cosmetic label management and the main responsibilities of cosmetic registrants and recorders for cosmetic labels, and stipulate what cosmetic labels should be marked. Content and specific requirements for labeling each content. Many people in the industry have told Qingyan that the issuance of the measures will be a “troublesome matter” for many cosmetics companies. With the implementation of the new regulations, it will be a major rectification for the industry.
≤0.1% of trace components need to be additionally marked
It is reported that the Measures stipulate 10 mandatory labeling content, including: (1) Product name and special cosmetics registration certificate number; (2) Name and address of the registrant or filing person. If the registrant or filing person is an overseas enterprise, they shall also be marked The name and address of the responsible person in the country; (3) The name and address of the manufacturer. Domestic cosmetics should also be marked with the production license number of the manufacturer; (4) The standard number of the product; (5) Full composition; (6) Net content (7) Use period; (8) Method of use; (9) Safety warning language; (10) Other content that should be marked in laws, administrative regulations and mandatory national standards.
In addition, the Measures require that for cosmetics with packaging boxes, the contents of “product name” and “use period” should be marked on the product packaging container that directly contacts the contents. An industry regulatory engineer told Qingyan, “There was no clear requirement before. If consumers throw away the outer box packaging, it is very likely that the shelf life will be forgotten after use.”
The most noteworthy thing is that cosmetics are required to label all ingredients. The method mentions that cosmetics labels should indicate the names of all cosmetic ingredients, use “ingredients” as a guide, and list them in descending order of formula content. If there are ingredients with a content of not more than 0.1% (w/w) in a cosmetic formula, all ingredients with a content of not more than 0.1% (w/w) should be marked separately with “other trace ingredients” as the guiding language, and the content of the formula is not required List in descending order. If the formula is reported in the form of compound or mixed raw materials, the content of each ingredient in the formula shall be used as the basis for judging whether it is a trace ingredient.
It is reported that the previous requirement for labeling of ingredients is based on the principle of “>1% in descending order, ≤1% can be arranged out of order”. Now, according to the method, in addition to requiring all ingredients to be labeled and arranged, it is also required for those with a content ≤0.1 % Of the ingredients are marked with additional trace ingredients. “Consumers can clearly see what low-content ingredients are. This is undoubtedly a major blow to the conceptual addition in the industry.” The above-mentioned legal person said.
In addition, the method also requires that the declared efficacy of the raw material in the cosmetics label should be consistent with the purpose of use of the raw material in the product formula, and the amount of the raw material added in the product formula should not be less than the effective amount to make the product achieve the declared efficacy. Two-pronged approach, which also means that conceptually added cosmetics will have nowhere to hide.
Post time: Sep-23-2020