Entries by Tadej Feregotto

Canadian Cosmetic Notification Form (CFN)

According to Canadian Cosmetic Regulations, all cosmetic products that are sold in Canada, must be notified to Health Canada. Canada defines a cosmetic as ‘’any substance or mixture of substances manufactured, sold or represented for use in cleansing, improving or altering the complexion, skin, hair or teeth, and includes deodorants and perfumes.” In cases where […]

Cosmetic ingredient Hotlist

Health Canada maintains a Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist (Hotlist), which includes a list of ingredients, that are prohibited for use in cosmetics and a list of ingredients, that are restricted for use in cosmetics. Hotlist is a science-based administrative tool that is updated whenever new scientific data becomes available. In such cases, the safety assessment of […]

Labelling requirements for cosmetics sold in the USA

Cosmetic products sold in the USA must comply with the labelling requirements of the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FP&L Act), and the regulations set out by the FDA under these two laws. The FD&C Act strictly prohibits the sale of adulterated or misbranded cosmetics. A […]

What you need to know when making cosmetic claims in the USA

Cosmetic claims represent an important part of cosmetic product labelling. They are a great marketing tool as they persuade consumers into choosing a certain product from a sea of many similar products. Therefore, it is crucial that the beauty brands use claims that are honest, truthful, sufficiently substantiated and appropriate for cosmetic products. Different countries […]

Chinese cosmetics regulation: 4 steps to formula compliance

One of the first steps in the cosmetic product registration process in any country is checking if the formula is compliant with the relevant cosmetics regulation. China has strict requirements regarding the cosmetic ingredients, which includes lists of prohibited and restricted ingredients for use in cosmetics. In addition, the regulation also provides guidance on the […]

Will China remove mandatory animal testing for imported non-special use cosmetics?

On May 27, 2019, National Product Administration (NMPA) has published a draft version of Administrative Measures for Filing of Non-special Use Cosmetics, which consists of 5 chapters and one attachment. The latter includes filing material requirements for non-special use cosmetics (non-SUC). The main contents of these measures cover different aspects of the filing procedure, including […]

Selling cosmetics online to China? This is what you need to know…

Cross-Border E-commerce channels have been on the rise in China over the past years, which contributed to the rapid development of the Chinese cosmetics industry. Buying cosmetics through online platforms has been a growing trend among Chinese consumers. According to the Westwin Research report on Chinese Consumer Cross-Border Purchasing Behaviour, cosmetic products are the leading […]