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Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR)

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09-09-2020 product notice: Beltaine 2in1 lipstick & lipliner

China’s New Cosmetics Regulation (CSAR)


CSAR defines cosmetics as ‘’ daily chemical products intended to be applied on human skin, hair, nails, lips, mouth, etc., by spreading, spraying or other similar ways for cleansing, protecting, beautifying, or grooming purposes’’.

Intertek provides comprehensive services for the beauty and personal care products industries to ensure quality, safety, efficacy and regulatory compliance with the Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR).


China Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR)

China State Council released the final version of CSAR on
29 June 2020. This regulation came into force on
01 January 2021 and replaced the existing Cosmetics Hygiene Supervision Regulations.

CSAR aims to ensure the quality and safety of cosmetics through strengthening the supervision and management of cosmetics and controlling the production and operations to protect consumer health.

Regulation Changes

China’s new cosmetics regulation discusses many changes; some key updates include:

  • New cosmetic definitions, scope and classifications
  • Management of new cosmetic ingredients
  • Addition of efficacy claims requirements
  • Safety assessments for cosmetic products and requirements for safety assessors

Implications for Industry

Cosmetics businesses must be aware of the new regulatory requirements because as of 01 January 2021, the penalties for non compliance will increase significantly. Failure to comply with CSAR may result in the responsible person facing a lifetime ban for the production and operation of cosmetics in China.