Asia Sun Care Regulatory Updates

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What are the sunscreen regulations in China? 

Sunscreen is classifed as special use cosmetics and is required to do cosmeric registration in NMPA (National Medical Prodcuts Administration).

Regulations concerning the Hygiene Supervision over Cosmetics 1989-----MOH, In force 1990

CFDA promulgated and implemented a regulation named “Requirements for cosmetics Sunscreens Labeling”, revising the labeling requirements relating to SPF and PFA in 2016

What are the sunscreen regulations in Japan? 

Standards for Cosmetics MHLW No 331 of 2000

What are the sunscreen regulations in Australia? 

Primary sunscreens with SPF >4 and moisturisers containing sunscreens with SPF >15 are regulated as therapeutic goods and required to be included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) before they can be marketed in AU.

Some materials contain an ingredient with sunscreening properties, but the purpose of the product is not for sunscrening or therapeutic.  These materials are considered 'cosmetic sunscreens' and are managed under NICNAS.  They must meet NICNAS's definition of a cosmetic and their movement in AU are managed via NICNAS's available registration options.

What UV filters are allowed in China? 

  • 3-Benzylidene Camphor
  • 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor
  • Benzophenone-3v(Escalol™ 567 UV filter)
  • Benzophenone-4 & Benzophenone-5 (Escalol™ 577 UV filter)
  • Alpha-(2 oxoborn 3 ylidene) Toluene 4 Sulfonic Acid and its salts
  • Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (Escalol™ S UV filter)
  • Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Escalol™ 517 UV filter)
  • Camphor Benzalkonium Methosulfate
  • Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoylhexyl Benzoate
  • Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone
  • Disodium Phenyldibenzimidazole Tetrasulfonate
  • Drometrizole Trisiloxane
  • Ethylhexyl Dimethyl PABA (Escalol™ 507 UV filter)
  • Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate (Escalol™ 557 UV filter)
  • Ethylhexyl salicylate (Escalol™ 587 UV filter)
  • Ethylhexyl Triazone
  • Homosalate (Escalol™ HMS UV filter)
  • Isoamyl p-methoxycinnamate
  • Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol
  • Octocrylene (Escalol™ 597 UV filter)
  • PEG-25 PABA
  • 2-Phenylbenzimidazole 5 sulfonic acid and its potassium
  • sodium, and triethanolamine salts
  • Polyacrylamidomethyl Benzylidene Camphor
  • Polysilicone-15
  • 3,3’--(1,4 Phenylenedimethylene)bis(7,7 dimethyl 1-2-oxobicyclo --[2.2.1]hept-1-yl-methanesulfonic acid) and its salts
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Zinc Oxide

What UV filters are allowed in Japan? 

Ingredients restricted for contents in all cosmetics (INCI name)

  • OCTOCRYLENE
  • BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE
  • GLYCERYL ETHYLHEXANOATE
  • DIMETHOXY CINNAMATE
  • HOMOSALATE
  • PABA AND ITS ESTER
  • 2. Ingredients restricted for contents in purpose of use (INCI name)
  • CINOXATE
  • BENZOPHENONE-3
  • PENTYL DIMETHYLAMINO PABA
  • BENZOPHENONE-6
  • BENZOPHENONE-1
  • DIISOPROPYL METHYL CINNAMATE
  • 1-(3,4-DIMETHOXYPHENYL)-4,4-DIMETHYL-1,3-PENTANEDIENE
  • BENZOPHENONE-9
  • ETHYLHEXYL DIMETHOXYBENZYLIDENE DIOXOIMIDAZOLIDINE PROPIONATE
  • ETHYLHEXYL DIMETHYL PABA
  • ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
  • FERULIC ACID
  • 4-(2-BETA-GLUCOPYRANOSILOXY) PROPOXY-2-HYDROXYBENZOPHENONE
  • BENZOPHENONE-4
  • ISOPROPYL METHOXYCINNAMATE / ETHYL DIISOPROPYLCINNAMATE / DIISOPROPYL METHYL CINNAMATE MIXTURE
  • ISOPENTYL TRIMETHOXYCINNAMATE TRISILOXANE
  • DROMETRIZOLE TRISILOXANE
  • ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE
  • PHENYLBENZIMIDAZOLE SULFONIC ACID
  • ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE
  • BENZOPHENONE-5
  • TEREPHTHALYLIDINE DICAMPHOR SULFONIC ACID
  • BENZOPHENONE-2
  • METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYL PHENOL
  • Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
  • 2-[4-(diethylamino)-2-hydroxybenzyl] benzoic acid hexylester (Chemical name)
  • Dimethicodiethyl-benzal malonate (Chemical name)
  • Dimethoxybenzylidenedioxo-imidazolidine 2-ethylhexyl propionate (Chemical name)

What UV filters are allowed in Australia? 

  • Amiloxate
  • Avobenzone (Escalol™ 517 UV filter)
  • Bemotrizonl (Escalol™ S UV filter)
  • Benzylidene camphor sulfonic acid
  • Camphor Benzalkonium Methosulfate
  • Cinoxate
  • Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate
  • Dioxybenzone
  • Disodium Phenyl Dibenzimidazole Tetrasulfonate
  • Drometrizole Trisiloxane
  • Ecamsule
  • Enzacamene
  • Ethylhexyl Triazone
  • Homosalate (Escalol™ HMS UV filter)
  • Menthyl Anthranilate
  • Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyltetra-Methylbutylphenol
  • Octinoxate (Escalol™ 557 UV filter)
  • Octisalate (Escalol™ 587 UV filter)
  • Octocrylene (Escalol™ 597 UV filter)
  • Oxybenzone (Escalol™ 567 UV filter)
  • Padimate O (Escalol™ 507 UV filter)
  • PEG-25 PABA
  • Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid
  • Polysilicone-15, Sulisobenzone (Escalol™ 577 UV filter)
  • Sulisobenzone Sodium
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Trolamine Salicylate
  • Zinc Oxide
TSA update (Australia)

NICNAS will become AICIS on July 1, 2020.  Changes to the inventory scheme include a required annual fee for importers/manufacturers, an annual report of volumes moved in AU for all materials, inventory chemicals must be categorized before movement into AU.

Water resistance testing requirements for Australia

Page 4 of this document describes the testing protocol required for water restsistance claims in accordance with AS/NZS 2604:2012.

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