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China has passed the Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation Draft

January 2020

"The China State Council passed the Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR) draft that will replace the outdated Cosmetics Hygiene Supervision Regulations (CHSR) which was implemented in 1990 and has been a major hurdle to progress and innovation in the industry."

In these new regulations, the definition of cosmetics no longer requires that the product be applied to the outer body. Therefore, products such as toothpaste and mouthwash are now considered cosmetics. However, oral hygiene products will not be subject to the same level of regulation as other cosmetics. The draft has narrowed down special use cosmetics to five categories:

1. Hair Dye

2. Hair Perm

3. Skin Whitening

4. Sun Protection

5. Cosmetics


Read the full article here. Update June 2020: This regulation has not been implemented due to COVID-19. We will keep our consumers updated on the legislation when it comes into effect.

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