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Cosmetics Quasi-Drugs

Review & Approval

Background

  • To establish and apply internationally-harmonized standards for cosmetics and quasi-drugs to protect public health
  • To ensure scientific risk assessment and control of cosmetic products and quasi-drugs owing to safety issues and accidents relating to these products
  • To provide guidelines on test methods to help manufacturers to develop competitive cosmetic products and quasi-drugs

Key activities

  • Reinforced risk assessment to ensure scientific safety control of cosmetics and quasi-drugs
    • Risk assessment of cosmetic ingredients
    • Risk assessment of quasi-drugs
    • Analysis of cosmetics and quasi-drugs for post-approval safety controls
  • Improvement of system for review of cosmetics and quasi-drugs
    • Offering of standardized test methods for efficacy of cosmetics and quasi-drugs
    • Development of revised specifications and test methods for cosmetics and quasi-drugs
    • Development of compounding limits for cosmetic ingredients and analytical methods to detect prohibited ingredients
R&D
Improved safety and reinforced competitiveness of cosmetics and quasi-drugs to contribute to the development of these industries
  • 1 Safety control of cosmetics and quasi-drugs
    2 Development of scientific system for risk assessment of cosmetics
    3 Development of test methods for determination of hazardous substances in cosmetics and quasi-drugs
    4 Test methods and analytical procedures for individual groups of quasi-drugs
    • Development of specifications and test methods for hazardous substances in cosmetics and quasi-drug
    • Offering of safety information to the people
    • Development of a scientifically based, proactive risk management system
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