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China Cosmetics Safety and Efficacy Test

According to the Supervision and Administration Regulations (CSAR), the efficacy claims of cosmetics should have a sufficient scientific basis. Cosmetics registrant and filer should publish a summary of the literature, research data, or product efficacy evaluation information on the efficacy claims to the NMPA-designated website for public supervision.

Cosmetic registrant and filer should be responsible for the scientificity, authenticity, reliability, and traceability of the submitted summary of the basis for the efficacy claims.

Exemption of Efficacy Evaluation

  • Sensory recognition by way of the visual or olfactory system

-ex. cleaning, makeup removal, beauty and modification, fragrance, refreshing, hair dye, hair perm, hair color care, depilation, deodorization, and auxiliary shaving. etc.

  • Physical effect by the way of covering, adhesion, friction

-ex. whitening, exfoliator, deep pore cleanser (labeled as having physical effect only)

Efficacy Evaluation Requirements of Cosmetics



Transitional Solutions

Cosmetics efficacy claims should be evaluated in terms of the Specification for the Evaluation of Cosmetic Efficacy Claims and a summary of the basis for product efficacy claims must be uploaded to the NMPA designated website

New cosmetic

registration and filing

Cosmetics that have been
approved or filed before
May 1, 2021

Cosmetics that have been
approved or filed between
May 1, 2021 and Dec 31,

Since 2022

Before May 1, 2023

Before May 1, 2022

Our Service

CIRS China has its own testing lab to perform the efficacy evaluation of cosmetics and is capable of reviewing the related supporting docs of efficacy evaluation of cosmetics.