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Cosmetic Products

The Cosmetics Control Unit (CCU), which was set up since November 1995, is responsible for the administration of the regulations for cosmetic products.
With effect from 1 January 2008, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has implemented the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD) by way of the Health Products (Cosmetic Products - ASEAN Cosmetic Directive) Regulations 2007, which is a Subsidiary Legislation under the Health Products Act for the regulatory control of cosmetic products in Singapore.
A cosmetic product is defined as any substance or preparation that is intended to be placed in contact with the various external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips, eyes and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance, correcting body odours, protecting them or keeping them in good condition. Cosmetic products include skincare products, make-up colours, bath and shower preparations.
Under the Health Products Act, companies or individuals who intend to sell or supply a cosmetic product in Singapore are required to notify the HSA prior to selling or supplying the product in the local market. They are also required to comply with the requirements under the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive. Please click here for more information such as legal requirements and guidelines on cosmetic products.

ASEAN Cosmetic Directive

Information on requirements and guidelines on cosmetic products under the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive


Cosmetics Regulations

Guidelines on the Control of Cosmetic Products

PRISM (Pharmaceutical Regulatory Information System)

E-service for notification of cosmetic products

Infosearch (Online Information Search)

Search notified cosmetic products

Other e-Services and Forms

CRIS, Health Product Enquiry Form, GIRO Application


Notification Procedures

Report Adverse event associated with Cosmetic Product

Last updated on 04 Jun 2013 17:09:44
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