The Results of Spot-check on Sunscreen Cosmetics by CFDA (July-August 2016)
29 August 2016
original article from CIRS
Recently, CFDA carried
out nationwide spot-check on sunscreen cosmetics and found the following
problems. 3 batches of sunscreen cosmetics are added excess sunscreen agents
and 84 batches have different sunscreen agents with the ones indicated on the
hygiene license or label. CIRS China summarizes the results of 2 spot-checks by
June 2016, China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) published a notice
concerning the Labelling Requirements for the Efficacy of Sunblock (No. 107 of
2016) and notice
on the Implementation of Technical Safety Standard for Cosmetics (TSSC) (No.
108 of 2016). According to the two announcements, TSSC and the labelling
requirements of sunblock will both be officially implemented on 1 Dec 2016. For
the details of Notice No. 107 2016 and No. 108 2016, please click here.
There are 62 manufacturers and trading companies
involved. 37 companies from Guangdong Province, 13 companies from Shanghai
City, 3 companies from Shenzhen City, 2 companies from Zhejiang Province,
2 companies from Jiangsu Province, 1 company from Beijing City, 1 company
from Liaoning Province, 1 company from Fujian Province, 1 company from
Guangxi Province and 1 company from Sichuan Province.
The 82 batches of cosmetics are domestic cosmetics
and 5 batches are imported cosmetics. Only 1 product does not obtain the CFDA
sunscreen agents used in actual produced
products are different with the ingredients indicated on hygiene license
domestic cosmetic claimed as imported cosmetic.
to the published results, most sunblock have obtained the CFDA license. The
problem is that the actual using sunscreen agents are not included in the
sunblock need multiple sunscreen agents mixed to achieve better effect of sun
block. The involved company used single sunscreen agent instead of compound
sunscreen agents, which leads the actual efficacy weaken than the claiming efficacy.
two inspections show the CFDA’s attitude on supervision of cosmetic market. Official
surveillance and self-discipline of enterprises would be the main mode for the government
to manage the current cosmetic market.
Notice on the Implementation of Technical
Safety Standard for Cosmetics (TSSC)
Notice concerning the
Labelling Requirements for the Efficacy of Sunblock
Notice on 3 Batches of unqualified
Notice on the Inconsistence of
Sunscreen Agents Used between Actual Produced Formulation and Registered
Formulation or Claimed Efficacy Ingredients on the Label
The Technical Safety
Standards for Cosmetics (2015) Will Come Into Effect by Dec 2016
for More Details of Inspections
The Detailed Information of Sunblock Products in 84 Batches (actual used sunscreen agents not consistent with the identified ingredients in formulation and label)
The Detailed Information of Unqualified Sunblock in 3 Batches