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    New cosmetic classification rules are coming

    Echemi 2020-08-25

    On July 29, the Cosmetics Supervision Department of the State Food and Drug Administration issued two drafts for soliciting comments, the "Rules and Categories of Cosmetics Classification and Classification," and "Technical Guidelines for Safety Assessment of Cosmetics", to coordinate the implementation of the industry's highest law with more detailed and specific rules.

    The "Rules for Classification and Classification of Cosmetics" drafts for comment are classified according to efficacy claims, parts of action, product formulations, and users, as well as methods of use.

    Corresponding to the types of cosmetics, the new classification rules adopt hierarchical codes. The codes are divided into five levels, followed by efficacy claims, action parts, product formulations, users and usage methods. If the product is a combination package, it can be classified and coded as a product.

    According to the latest rules, cosmetics efficacy claims include 28 categories, namely cleansing, makeup remover, moisturizing, moisturizing, beauty modification, hair styling, fragrance, hair care, sunscreen, freckle whitening, freckle whitening (physical coverage only), anti-wrinkle, firming, Repair, soothe, acne (including blackheads), oil control, exfoliation, body conditioning (including antiperspirants), hair coloring, perming, anti-hair loss, anti-breaking, anti-dandruff, hair color care, hair removal, deodorization, auxiliary shaving Shave.

    Products with new functions other than the existing claims shall be managed as special cosmetics. In addition, in conjunction with Article 16 of the "Regulations on Supervision and Administration of Cosmetics," cosmetics used for hair dyeing, perming, freckle whitening, sun protection, and anti-hair loss, as well as cosmetics that claim new effects are special cosmetics. Cosmetics other than special cosmetics are ordinary cosmetics.


    The ownership of hair removal and deodorant products is suspended

    It is worth noting that Article 3 of the General Provisions of the “Regulations on Cosmetics Supervision and Administration” mentioned that the term “cosmetics” in these regulations refers to the use of rubbing, spraying or other similar methods to apply to skin, hair, nails, lips and other human surfaces to Daily chemical industrial products for cleaning, protection, beautification and modification.

    At the same time, Article 78 of the supplementary clause mentions that cosmetics used for hair growth, hair removal, beauty milk, bodybuilding, and deodorization that have been registered before the implementation of the Regulations shall have a 5-year transition period from the date of implementation of this Regulation. Continue to produce, import, and sell the cosmetics. After the transition period expires, the cosmetics may not be produced, imported or sold.

    In the latest "Cosmetics Classification Rules and Classification Catalogue", the three functions of hair growth, beauty milk and bodybuilding are no longer seen, but the two functions of hair removal and deodorization are still allowed to be registered/filed.

    Among them, the hair removal effect refers to the reduction or removal of body hair. Deodorization means that it helps to reduce or eliminate body odor, but it does not belong to cosmetics because it simply inhibits the growth of microorganisms to achieve the purpose of deodorization.

    Some products suitable for pregnant women and lactating women



    Manage by special cosmetics

    In the draft for comments, the products are divided into four codes according to the users: D, 01, 02, 03, corresponding to other, general population, infants and children, respectively.

    In addition to age, the classification standard also involves three dimensions of efficacy claims, whether they are pregnant or lactating women, which can be summarized into the following four points:

    1. If the product is suitable for infants and young children under 3 years of age, and has other efficacy claims other than cleansing, moisturizing, moisturizing, sunscreen, soothing, and swelling, the product shall be managed as special cosmetics.

    2. If the product is suitable for children between 3 and 12 years old, and includes cleaning, makeup remover, moisturizing, moisturizing, beauty modification, hair styling, fragrance, hair care, sunscreen, repair, soothing, oil control, exfoliation, body care, anti-aging For claims other than hair cut, the products are managed as special cosmetics.

    3. If the product does not limit the applicable population, the default product scope does not include people under 12 years old.

    4. Products that claim firming and anti-dandruff effects, and are suitable for pregnant women and lactating women are managed as special cosmetics.


    14 kinds of dosage products, freeze-dried products are listed

    The current dosage forms of cosmetic products include the following 14 types.

    The draft for comments mentioned that products other than the above 14 dosage forms are managed as special cosmetics.

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