Cosmetics Classification Criteria Issued for Public Comments

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.

Source:http://www.nicpbp.org.cn/CL0831/7869.html