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China-compliant cosmetic ingredients

China cosmetic ingredient regulations have been recently changing, and the Chinese market has been of interest to many manufacturers. The new Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR) rules require all cosmetic ingredients, including those that are directly shipped to China or used in any finished products for the China market, to be on the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients (IECIC). Croda continue to work toward registering products which are included within the IECIC in the new CSAR process.

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Navigating our China-compliant products

By exploring our Product finder, you can easily navigate our inventory of IECIC approved, China-compliant cosmetic ingredients by selecting ‘IECIC’ within the ‘Certifications and standards’ filter. For formulation inspiration, you can browse our China-compliant formulations in the Formulation finder by selecting ‘China approved (IECIC)’ within the ‘Concepts’ filter.

We are also able provide our customers with NMPA submission codes and Annex XIV documents  for those materials which have already been listed in accordance with the new CSAR process. This allows our customers to register their own formulations which use Croda ingredients for sale in the Chinese market.

If you are looking for more information about the China CSAR process at Croda, please contact us.

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IECIC approved ingredients

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