CFDA Updates Existing Cosmetic Ingredient Inventory IECIC

10 May 2013, The China Food & Drug Administration (CFDA) has published the final version of the second batch of Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China. The second batch now includes 411 cosmetic ingredients. Compared to the draft version of the second batch of IECIC (637 ingredients) published last year, 226 cosmetic raw materials have been removed. Considering that many of those 226 cosmetic ingredients are commonly used cosmetic ingredients in China, we think that they will be included in the later batches of IECIC as CFDA reviews more cosmetic ingredients.

The final version of the first batch of IECIC was published on 7 Feb 2013 and includes 1674 ingredients. We have attached both lists (in English) for your reference. Please note that “The Maximum Use in Approved Product” refers to the maximum concentration of an ingredient in an approved product and it does not represent restriction limit;

More info about the update history of IECIC can be found here.


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If you would like to obtain the final or draft version of IECIC or would like to check if your substance is approved for use in cosmetics in China, please contact:

Ms April Guo, CIRS China

Specialized field: application for hygiene License, record-keeping certificate for imported cosmetics, safety evaluation of cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients, standard labelling for cosmetics, SDFA registration, CIQ label, etc.

  • Ms April Guo, China Office
    11F Building 1, Dongguan Hi-Tech Park, 1288 Chunbo Road, Binjiang District, Hangzhou 310052, China
    Tel: +86-571 8720 6555 | Fax: +86-571 8720 6533

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