China personalized cosmetics services pilot run was announced for launch in a public notice issued by the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) to the Beijing, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Shandong and Guangdong Medical Products Administrations (MPAs) on November 10, 2022.
Purpose of the pilot run
The NMPA introduces a new service model to the Chinese cosmetics market to meet the growing consumer demand of diversified products. The pilot run starts in November 2022 and lasts for 1 year focusing on the following work items：
- Cosmetics brands are encouraged to carry out pilot projects in their business operations such as skin testing, product tracking, personalized skincare service for products considered as general cosmetics only (excluding children’s cosmetics and cosmetics using new raw materials).
- The five MPAs are encouraged to develop an effective regulatory framework for personalized service models and improve the supervision of product filing, testing, sample retention, sales management, etc.
- Implementation of normative documents to ensure the quality and safety of cosmetic products whilst meeting the personal needs of the consumer.
Requirements of the pilot run
As assigned by the NMPA, the Beijing, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Shandong and Guangdong MPAs are responsible to implement the cosmetics personalized service pilot run in each of their own province:
- The MPAs should follow the specifications in the Cosmetic personalized service pilot workflow and requirements as attached in the NMPA announcement, and select 1-3 registrants / filers as the personalized service pilot enterprise. The initial pilot implementation plan and relevant materials shall be submitted to the NMPA before December 1, 2022.
- The personalized service pilot enterprises should demonstrate strong production capacities and R&D capabilities, well-established quality management systems, as well as good reputations in the industry whilst being able to meet the actual needs of consumers.
- The MPAs should monitor and handle any difficulties identified during the pilot run, and report major issues in a timely manner. The NMPA will carry out meetings focusing on specific topics periodically to maintain close communication and exchange important information with the MPAs.
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