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    With a boom in the cosmetic market, it is essential to make your product such that it stands out from other competitors. A cosmetic product is also assessed by its consumers based on its label. Hence, a label should be appealing in a manner as well as per the regulations prescribed by the New Cosmetic Rules 2020 for quick approval from authorities. We at CliniExperts, handle your product label with the utmost precision. From assessing the label according to the standards and assisting you with the application process, our team of CliniExpertswill ensure that your label artworks meets all laid out regulations and help with a speedy and hassle-free regulatory approval for a quick product launch.

    What Is Cosmetic Label Compliance?

    Cosmetic products require label compliance to prevent further rejection or queries from the regulatory authorities. The label compliance is an approval given by the registered regulatory body CDSCO or the State Licensing Authority.

    • Who can apply for cosmetic label compliance? Any manufacturer or importer can apply for cosmetic product compliance.
    • How can we apply for label compliance? The process is done after getting the label from the manufacturer, and the compliance is checked as per the New Cosmetic Rule 2022 for the cosmetic label.
    Number of Check Points

    A detailed list of things should be assessed before submitting the product label for compliance. The label should include a list of 15+ parameters based on New Cosmetics Rule 2022. Few are listed below


    The label should include manufacturer details, manufacturer license number, the product's manufacturing date, and the manufacturing batch number.

    Importer details

    The expiry date of the product

    Customer care number and details for contacting the organization

    The label should include the ingredients added to the cosmetic product.

    Registration certificate no. or Manufacturing license no. should be mentioned

    The net content/net weight/net volume should be mentioned on the product's label.

    Why Cosmetic Label Compliance Is Important

    Product compliance is necessary for every cosmetic product label to prevent any objection or rejection from the regulatory body. There should be no non-cosmetic claims on the label artwork. For this, the copy of the label, product formula, and a copy of the manufacturing license/GMP certificate should be shared.

    Essential Tips

    Before applying for label compliance, ensure that the label follows the guidelines as per the labelling requirements mentioned in the New Cosmetic Rule 2020.

    Details on the label such as manufacturer name, net weight of the product, and ingredients should be verified with the official documents of the product.

    The regulatory body can give a significant rejection or an update of the label if the label on the product does not comply with the New Cosmetic Rule 2020.

    Expert Advise

    Ensure the product label is as per the New Cosmetic Rule 2020 and does not include any misleading information, resulting in the rejection of your label.

    Do not include any non-cosmetic claim on your label, resulting in the rejection of your product.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Which rule should be followed for cosmetic label compliance?

    Rule 34 of the New Cosmetic Rule 2020 should be followed for Cosmetic Product Label Compliance.

    How should we mention the ingredients on the label?

    A complete list of ingredients should be printed on the label. The ingredients with a concentration of more than one per cent should be mentioned in the descending order of weight or by volume based on the time of their addition to the final product. In addition, the word "INGREDIENTS" should be mentioned on the label.

    Is it a compulsion to mention the ingredients on the label of packs less than or equal to 60 ml of liquid and 30 gm of solids and semi-solids?

    No, it is not mandatory to mention these ingredients on the label.

    In which schedule is the BIS for cosmetics covered under the New Cosmetic Rules 2020?

    The BIS for cosmetics are covered under the Ninth Schedule of the New Cosmetic Rules 2020.

    What is the compliance for cosmetic products which are due for export?

    The exported cosmetic product should follow the guidelines depending on the country of exports. However, the mandatory labelling conditions mentioned as per the rule 34 'Manner of Labelling' should be followed.

    Is there any specific requirement for hair coloring product labels?

    Yes. For hair colouring products containing dyes, colours and pigments must follow the rule 37 of New Cosmetic Rule, 2020.

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