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ProTec Nutra and Inventories of Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC)



The regulatory framework for cosmetic ingredients in China is based on a positive list system known as the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC).

The IECIC was a list of cosmetic ingredients approved for cosmetics produced and sold in China. The National Medical Products Administration periodically updates the list, and any ingredient not included in the IECIC is considered a new cosmetic ingredient and requires approval before it can be used.

The responsibilities of the regulatory authority for cosmetics in China can be summarised as follows:

  1. Streamlining record filing and registration.
  2. Developing and enforcing regulations which ensure the safety and quality of cosmetic products.
  3. Conducting inspections and investigations to maintain industry standards and protect consumers from potential harm.
  4. Ensuring product quality: The authority organises regular sample inspections and testing to monitor the quality of cosmetic products. This promotes transparency and accountability within the cosmetic industry.
  5. Monitoring adverse reactions, investigating and address any issues that arise under relevant laws and regulations.

We continuously work with our Chinese partner in registering and expanding our raw material portfolio for use in formulations for the Chinese market.

If you would like to start a conversation with us, have any questions regarding our product portfolio or would like to request pricing and a sample, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.