In Israel, cosmetic products can be placed in the Israeli market only after being granted a license by the Ministry of Health. A product license is valid for 5 years.
For the registration process, an electronic file is submitted to MoH. In addition, a hard copy of formula, product specification, GMP certificate, Certificate of Free Sale, lab analyses and clinical test report, some relevant declarations, such as non-animal testing, conformity of packaging etc. as well as the product itself are submitted. Safety Assessment report is required for unique products such as hair straighteners, artificial nail building products, baby products and whenever new ingredients are found in the formula. After 2-3 months the license is reviewed, and if approved, a license is granted.
Approved ingredients, prohibited substances, restricted substances, allowed dyes/pigments, preservatives an UV filters in use in the formulas are quite similar to the EU Regulation. However, the lists are not exactly the same and not every ingredient that is approved for use in the EU is approved in the Israeli market.
Cosmetic product labels must conform to the approved license label, and any claim which does not comply with the definition of cosmetics is not allowed.