New cosmetic ingredients filed for China registration have jumped to a total of 77 since the streamlined process has been implemented for cosmetic ingredients registration on May 1, 2021. In this blog post, we delve into the key developments and their implications for businesses.
Evolution of cosmetic ingredient registration
6 new cosmetic ingredients were registered in 2021 and 42 were registered in 2022. The trend persisted into 2023, with 29 new cosmetic ingredients filed as of July 26, 2023, indicating the trend of more streamlined approvals and requirements for new cosmetic ingredients approvals in China.
Responsibilities during the monitoring period after market entry
During the monitoring period, which spans three years from the registration or filing of a new cosmetic ingredient, the responsible entity introducing the ingredient into the market is required to submit annual reports to the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA). These reports encompass the utilization of the new ingredient and its safety status. Should safety concerns arise with a new cosmetic raw material, the drug supervision and management department under the NMPA holds the authority to nullify the registration or record. Should a three-year period elapse without assurance of the safety of the new cosmetic ingredient, the NMPA and relevant management authorities compile a catalog of cosmetic ingredients in use.
Impact on industry players
The introduction of new regulations has significantly altered the landscape for cosmetic new raw material registration. Historically, the barriers were substantial—registration posed challenges in terms of difficulty, high costs, and protracted cycles. Moreover, there was a lack of a protection period for new raw material registrations, deterring potential entrants due to the absence of incentives. However, the recent legislative changes have ushered in a wave of benefits for industry participants.
Key regulatory shift: “Cosmetic new raw materials registration filing information management regulations”
On May 1, 2021, the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) enacted the “Cosmetic New Raw Materials Registration Filing Information Management Regulations.” This announcement signified a pivotal turning point, streamlining the registration process for new cosmetic ingredients. By facilitating the filing of information and ushering in more transparency, these regulations have reduced the complexity of registration, alleviating the burden of difficulty and lengthy cycles.
Chinese cosmetics market is not only vast but also consistently expanding. In 2022, the market size reached an astounding USD $52.3 billion, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2% over the past five years. This rapid growth indicates the untapped potential that awaits new entrants.
Entering the Chinese cosmetics market requires a keen understanding of the intricate regulatory landscape. Cisema specializes in deciphering ever-changing cosmetic ingredient regulations, and we are dedicated to helping clients adapt to these significant regulatory changes. Take a read to find out our service support for cosmetics and cosmetics ingredients in China, or should you need assistance navigating these regulatory changes, we are here to provide expert guidance tailored to your business needs.