China publishes regulations on cosmetics for kids

China publishes regulations on cosmetics for kids

THE WHAT? The Chinese National Medical Products Administration has published a new regulatory framework for cosmetics, oral and personal care products targeted at children, according to a report published by Market Screener. The new legislation will enter into force on January 1, 2022.

THE DETAILS The framework defines children as those aged 12 or under and children’s products as any products aimed specifically at this age group or those that are marketed as suitable for the entire family or for universal use.

Any product falling within the scope of the regulation must be labeled with a mark to be released by the NMPA and carry a warning that they should be used ‘under adult supervision’, effective May 2, 2022.

There is also a provision governing formulation, with the guiding principle that safety is a priority and formulas minimalistic.

THE WHY? The regulation is designed to safeguard children and protect consumers.