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CFDA Revised the Final Version of IECIC 2014 and Consulted Public Comments

original article from CIRS

16 Jun 2015, CFDA issued a notice regarding the revision of IECIC 2014 launched on 30 Jun 2014 and consulted public comments. The public could send any comments to before 25th Jun 2015.


IECIC 2014 was finalized on 30 Jun 2014 after two times’ consultation in public.


Issue date

Number of cosmetic ingredients

1st IECIC 2014 (draft)

24 Jan 2014


2nd IECIC 2014 (draft)

30 May 2014


IECIC 2014 (final)

30 Jun 2014



The revised contents cover:

  • Adding 9 new ingredients into the inventory;
  • Changing the product name of 111 plant ingredients;
  • Cancelling 20 repeated plant ingredients and 1 plant ingredient;
  • Indicating the source of 6 plant ingredients

The English version of revised contents in details issued by CFDA can be accessed here.

CIRS’ Comments

  • It is possible to supplement the new ingredients to the IECIC list based on they have been used in previous approved cosmetics;
  • The standard Chinese name of plant ingredients is referred from INCI inventory (2010), Flora of China, Chinese Pharmacopoeia, Tibetan Medicine Standard and Mongolian Medicine Standard ;
  • PAPAVER SOMNIFERUM SEED EXTRACT will be not allowed to be used in cosmetics in China;
  • There will be 8771 cosmetic ingredients allowed to be used in China when the revised contents are effective.


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