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Cosmetics Classification Criteria Issued for Public Comments

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Nov 10 2015, National Institute for Food and Drug Control invite public comments on the criteria of cosmetics classification. Any opinions shall be sent to wujing@nifdc.org.cn by email before Mar 31 2016.

Background

The concept of special use cosmetics and non-special use cosmetics is outlined in Regulations Concerning the Hygiene Supervision of Cosmetics (RCHSC). It is stated in RCHSC that the examination and approval system should be adopted for domestic special use products and initially imported cosmetics. The entry 56 in Implementing Rules of Regulation Concerning the Hygiene Supervision of Cosmetics stipulated nine categories of special use cosmetics. These two regulations above were issued on 1989 and 1991. So the classification of cosmetics should not meet the need of development of cosmetics industry. The classification of cosmetics will be completed based on current regulation, principal of risk management, and ensuring the product quality and safety.

What’s New

The criteria stipulate the classification and category code of cosmetics. It is applicable to record keeping, registration, administration and statistics of cosmetics. Based on special use and non-special use cosmetics, the function, acting site, dosage form and special population are considered.

As shown in figure 1, the category code consists of five codes.

The classification is shown as table 1 and examples are given.

Table1 Cosmetics Category Code

Code 1

Code 2

Function

Code 3

Acting site

Code 4

Dosage form

Code 5

Special population


Special Use Cosmetics

01

Hair Growth

A

Hair

01

Cream

a

Child

02

Hair Dye

B

Scalp

02

Emulsion

b

Pregnant or breast feeding woman

03

Hair Perm

C

Face(excluding mucosa)

03

Aqua

c

Old people

04

Hair Removal

D

Eye

04

Gel

05

Breast Shaping

E

Lips

05

Oil

06

Fitness

F

Shaving area

06

Powder

07

Deodorization

G

Body(excluding face)

07

Mud

08

Anti-freckle

H

Body(including face)

08

Spray

09

Sun block

I

Hand

09

Aerosol


Non-special use cosmetics

10

Anti-wrinkle

J

Foot

10

Film

11

Anti-aging

K

Nail

11

Wax

12

Anti-acne

L

Tooth and mouth mucosa

12

Organic solvent

13

Oil-control

M

Eyebrow

13

Capsule

14

Anti-dandruff

N

Eyelash

15

Exfoliator

O

Body hair (including oxter)

16

Anti-miliaria

P

Body hair (excluding oxter)

17

Cleaning



18

Makeup removal



19

Moisturizing



20

Nourishment



21

Repair

22

Decorating



23

Fragrance



24

Hair shaping

Note:Cosmetics category code should constitute in sequence of Code 1 to Code 5.

Example:The category code for having moisture gel isⅡ20F01, the category code for child sun block cream isⅠ09H01a

CIRS comments

  • The criteria of cosmetics classification detailed the level of risk. The category code would eliminate the fuzziness of function so that it is easier for administration and supervision
  • The cosmetics with multi-functions would have two or more codes.

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