CFDA issues THIRD draft of technical safety standard for cosmetics

By Michelle Yeomans

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CFDA issues THIRD draft of technical safety standard for cosmetics

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The China FDA is seeking public opinion on cosmetics safety for the third time since 2012, which contains new requirements for the control of Pb, As, Cd, 1,4-Dioxane. 

On the 4th December 2012, the CFDA published the first draft​ ​ to invite public comments on the revised hygienic standards for cosmetics, now referred to as Technical Safety Standard for Cosmetics (TSSC).

In February 2015, the National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) issued a second draft,​ and just months later this latest draft includes more banned ingredients.

Pb, As, Cd, 1,4-Dioxane and Asbestos are among this list.

Cosmetics regulatory affairs manager, April Guo at the Chemical Inspection and Regulation Service tells Cosmetics Design that this will be a challenge for domestic manufacturers in the process of controlling harmful substances in cosmetics.

Guo also informs this publication that oral care products will not be included.

"However, these kind of products will be managed as cosmetics when the technical requirements and evaluation methods are mature​," the regulatory affairs manager informs us.

The main changes...


2) Definition of cosmetics

HSC 2007: ​Products which can be spread on the outer surface of human body (e.g. skin, hairs, nails. lips etc), for the purpose of cleaning, perfuming, changing appearance, deodorizing, protecting, and keeping in good condition by way of smearing, spraying or other similar means.

3rd TSSC: ​Same as HSC 2007

3) Requirements for microbiological control in cosmetics


4)    Limit level of hazardous substances in cosmetics

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5)    Banned and restricted ingredients*


* If you would like to get the detailed list of banned and restricted ingredients or to know which ingredient is added to or deleted on the 3rd TSSC. Please send your request to ncevy.thb@pvef-ernpu.pbz.

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