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How to get Cosmetic Registration/ Cos2 in India?

If you are a successful global cosmetic brand or a cosmetic company planning to expand into new markets, CliniExperts can be your trusted brand partner in India.

Cosmetic Registration Process

India stands with the second largest population in the world and offer great market for Cosmetic Products. The Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) is the regulating body for beauty products under regulations governed by Cosmetic Act 1940 & Rules 1945. Manufacturers, Indian Authorised agents and subsidiary companies can apply for Registration Certificate through SUGAM portal. As an organization, new to Indian business, you may find the registration process intimidating. But with the right guidance, one can get through easily.

The Process Of Registration Is As Follows:


  • It is a predefined Performa by CDSCO to be filled to obtain Registration certificate.
  • Cos1 can be filled online using the “Sugam” portal.
  • It includes details about the premises of manufacturing, description of cosmetic products, brand name, pack size and their variants.
  • Cos1 is accompanied by several documents.


  • Cos1(Duly signed and stamped) with other relevant documents are submitted to Drugs Controller General (I), CDSCO, New Delhi.
  • Challan indicating the amount paid in INR along with the details of the importer is submitted in support of the application.

Registered (Cos2)

  • Cos2 is also called as the Registration Certificate.
  • The Registration Certificate shall be produced by the authorised importer/distributer/Indian authorised agent as and when required by the licensing authority.
  • The timeline for approval is now 180 working days as per the new Cosmetic Rules, 2020.
  • COS-2 is valid for five years.
  • The government fee is 1000 USD per category, 50 USD per variant, and 500 USD per manufacturing site

Documents you need to obtain Cos2/ Cosmetic Registration in India

Pack insert, if any

Soft copies of the information about the brands, products and manufacturer

Product specification and testing protocol


Form COS-1

Original or a copy of the Label

List of countries where Market Authorization or import permission or registration was granted

Free Sale Certificate (FSC) / Marketing Authorization letter / Manufacturing License, if any

Second Schedule Part-I

Covering letter by the applicant

Authorisation from manufacturer

Compliance And Analysis For Evaluation

While registering as a cosmetics supplier in India, you need to ensure that your product is identified under the right categories, with the right components, and is compliant with regulations.

We can help you with product analysis, compliance, and categorization to ensure an easy and successful registration.


The content of your product needs to comply with the Bureau of Indian Standards and Drugs & Cosmetic Rules, 1945. Specific guidelines are also available for inner and outer labelling, ingredients, and coloring. CliniExperts runs a check on all these requirements when analysing your product to ensure that it fits Indian regulatory guidelines.


Cosmetic as well as personal care products cover a wide range of categories. These are defined on the basis of the intended use of the product, the region where the product is applied and so on. The regulatory authority in India, has prepared the guidelines for import and registration in which they have laid down roughly 80 categories for cosmetic products. These range from skin care products, oral hygiene products, hair care products and nail care products etc


Your product and all your documents should comply in every way to the regulatory guidelines. You need to comply with the labelling guidelines given by CDSCO as per the registered category of your product. We help you through the compliance procedures and ensure that you miss nothing when registering your product for exporting to India.

Authorized Agent Support/ Registration Holder

CliniExperts can act as an authorised agent and can represent your organization as your Authorized Indian Representative/ Agent in accordance to Indian Regulatory Requirements without any commercial conflict of interest activities like product distribution, product marketing, product sales etc.

Distributor Identification

A successful product launch needs the right distribution channel that connects you to customer. We help you identify ideal distributors to create the right entry channel for your cosmetics in India also identify an Indian E-commerce partner & establish a partnership to open popular platforms to reach your customers.

Market Research And Price Research

By 2025, the Indian cosmetics market would grow to $20 billion. Our research services will help you understand Indian consumer preferences and guide you in choosing the right pricing strategy to appeal Indian buyers.

Joint Venture With Indian Manufacturers

It is always wise to have a local player associated with you when taking an entry into a new market. Taking the entry path through a joint venture can give you several benefits such as easy access to the Indian distribution networks.



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