In order to further standardize the supervision and management of cosmetics, regulate the behavior of producers and operators, and guide consumers to consume scientifically and rationally, the Cosmetics Supervision Department of the State Food and Drug Administration has sorted out the problems found in the registration and filing of cosmetics and the problems reported by the cosmetics industry, and in accordance with my country's current cosmetics regulations and regulations and The technical specifications are answered one by one.
Q: The original packaging of imported products is marked with the content prohibited by Chinese regulations, such as the expression of "anti-inflammatory ingredients" in the product declaration. How should I declare it when registering or filing?
Answer: If the labeling content of the original packaging of imported products does not meet the relevant requirements of China's cosmetics regulations, first of all, it should be determined whether the product falls within the scope of the definition of cosmetics stipulated in China's laws and regulations in combination with the product's use method, role, and purpose of use. Those that do not belong to the definition of cosmetics in my country shall not be registered or filed in accordance with imported cosmetics. If it belongs to the definition of cosmetics, the relevant content of the product packaging label should be modified and improved in accordance with the requirements of relevant regulations on the management of cosmetics labeling in my country.
Q: For whitening cosmetics that claim to have only physical covering effect, whitening ingredients with non-physical covering effect are also added to the product formula. Can it be applied for registration under the product category of "freckle removal (only with physical covering effect)"?
Answer: According to the "Notice on Adjustment of Cosmetics Registration and Filing Management" (No. 10, 2013) issued by the former State Food and Drug Administration, whitening cosmetics with only physical covering effect refer to skin whitening and increasing skin whitening through physical covering. White effect product. For whitening cosmetics that claim to have only physical covering effect, and the product formula also adds a whitening effect ingredient with non-physical covering effect, it should be able to provide sufficient scientific evidence to prove that the purpose of use of the ingredient is not for whitening and whitening effect, otherwise it shall not be used. Registration and declaration shall be carried out according to the product category of "freckle removal (only with physical covering effect)".
Q: How to manage products such as shampoos and hair masks that can change hair color, such as "neutralizing hair tone" on the market?
answer:All products whose purpose is to change the hair color and cannot restore the original color of the hair immediately after use should be strictly managed as hair coloring products. Shampoos, hair masks and other products that claim to "neutralize the color of hair" and other products that can change the color of the hair should be classified as hair-dyeing products. In accordance with the relevant regulations on the management of hair-dyeing product labels, the product labels should be marked with appropriate warnings and other information. At the same time, in terms of product safety evaluation, in addition to meeting the requirements of conventional hair dye products, the corresponding toxicological tests, safety risk assessment and other safety evaluation requirements should also be determined according to the exposure frequency and usage methods of shampoo, hair mask and other products. .
Q: At present, there are some cosmetic products on the market whose product name is inconsistent with the usage method indicated on the label. For example, the product name is "full face eye cream", and the labeling method of use is "can be applied to the eyes or other parts of the face"; the product name is "face cream", and the application parts include the eyes, lips, face etc. How are these products regulated?
Answer: The product name of cosmetics should generally be consistent with the product attributes such as the method of use, the part of use, and the purpose of use. If the product name or labeling method involves multiple parts of use, it shall be managed in accordance with the stricter safety requirements involved in the product name or labeling content of the product. For the above two products, the product name contains "eye cream" or the application parts include the eyes, lips, face, etc., should be managed in accordance with the relevant safety requirements of eye cosmetics.
Q: How should I manage the use of raw material names in the Chinese name of cosmetics? When the name of the raw material used is the common name or the name of the whole plant, what are the specific requirements?
answer:According to the requirements of the "Regulations on the Naming of Cosmetics", the use of specific raw material names or words indicating the categories of raw materials in the product name should be consistent with the ingredients of the product formula. If the name of a specific raw material is used in the product name, the product formula should contain the raw material; if the word of the raw material category is used in the product name, the specific raw material that can be included in the category should be included in the product formula. If the name of the raw material used in the product name is a common name, the common name shall have a consistent correspondence with the standard Chinese name of the raw material in the product formula. If the name of the raw material used in the product name is the name of the whole plant, the ingredients of the product formula can be the raw materials of the specific parts of the plant.
Q: After the product formula is adjusted, the new formula product still uses the old formula product name that has been cancelled. Can words such as "upgrade version" be added to distinguish it?
Answer: Considering that after the product formula is adjusted, the new product still uses the product name of the cancelled product, and the new product and the old product may exist in the market at the same time. , "recipe adjustment" and other objective terms to distinguish. Terms such as "upgraded version" have no clear basis for judgment, and are suspected of misleading consumers.
Q: The recommended national standard or industry standard sets the pH value index of facial cleanser, skin care lotion, hair perm and other related products to a relatively broad range. Can companies directly refer to the pH value control range of specific products when setting the pH value control range? The corresponding pH value index in the recommended national standard or industry standard?
A: In order to make the standard universally applicable, the recommended national standards or industry standards for related categories of cosmetics have set a relatively wide range of pH value indicators, some of which include both acidic and alkaline regions, and some even reach the level of strong acid or strong alkali. Degree. When setting the pH value control range of a specific product, an enterprise should set a pH value control range that can characterize the safety control index of the product according to the product formula, production process, usage method, etc. It is not appropriate to completely copy the recommended national standards or industry standards. The pH indicator set in the standard.