Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP)

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 […]

Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP)

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 […]

China’s first-imported non-special use cosmetics filing management

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 […]

Regulatory view on the use of CBD and other cannabis derivatives in cosmetics

In the past year, there has been a significant rise of the CBD-containing cosmetic products, as well as other cannabis derived ingredients, such as cannabis sativa seed (hemp) oil. CBD has become one of the most popular new cosmetic ingredients, which lead to an abundance of CBD cosmetics – from oils, serums, creams to even […]

China’s first-imported non-special use cosmetics filing management

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 […]