In the current scenario, the cosmetic business is not only blooming in
India but also expected to triple in the next 5 years. Businesses who are dealing with the
herbal cosmetics will also continue to drive the growth of the beauty industry in 2018. The
awareness of cosmetic products and treatment is at all time high in India. Establishing a
cosmetic products business can be so profitable to you. So, the cosmetic license is one of the
The cosmetics products are those products that are intended to be rubbed, poured,
sprinkled or sprayed on or otherwise applied to the human body or any part of thereof for cleaning,
beautifying, alerting the appearance, and promoting attractiveness. It also includes an article that
intended for use as a component of cosmetic. In India, cosmetic products are regulated by the
Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). After 1 April 2013, it became compulsory for
all the imported cosmetics for sale to get registered with Central Drugs General (DCGI). Earlier
there was no provision like that.
Customers are now keen interested to know the ingredients in products and make choices which one to
buy. Hence, to start up a new business for cosmetic and conducting manufacturing, distribution and
selling of products you need to obtain Cosmetic license first. Afterward, registered cosmetics will
require to stick a special label with registration certificate number on it. This certificate will
be last longer for 3 years.
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Classes of Cosmetic Products
Emulsions, creams, lotions, oil, and gels for the skin
Tinted bases (liquids, pastes, powders)
Toilet waters, perfumes, and eau de Cologne
Shower and bath preparations (salts, foams, oils, gels)
Antiperspirants and Deodorants
Products for straightening, waving and fixing hair
Regulation for Manufacturing pertaining to labeling of the products by
According to the Drugs and Cosmetic Rules, 1945 following are the
Mention the name of the product in the inner and outer labels of the product. If the
container is of small size then the principal place and the pin code are fine.
The ingredients should be clearly displayed on the outer label of the products.
In the inner label of the product, the directions of usage along with the warning or
cautions must be mentioned.
A specific batch number preceded by letter “B” and manufacturing batch with “M” must be
stated on the label.
What is the penalty for not complying with Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940? by
According to the Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940 if any provision or rules under the act with
respect to cosmetics is not complied with, imprisonment up to 1 year or maybe more in some
cases or fine up to Rs. 1000 will be imposed. Further, both can be imposed on first
conviction and in the subsequent conviction imprisonment can be extended to two years and
fine to Rs. 2000.
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According to the Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940 and rules, 1945,
The term Cosmetic means any article intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or sprayed
on, or introduced into, or otherwise applied to, the human body or any part thereof for
cleansing, promoting attractiveness, beautifying the appearance. It may also include any
article intended for use as a component of cosmetic.
The validity of a cosmetic license is 3 years.
Of course, import cosmetic is regulated in India under the
provisions of Drugs and cosmetic act, 1940 and rules 1945.
Import of cosmetic needs to be regulated in India just to make
sure that the quality of cosmetic is being imported into India and the safety of
consumers using these cosmetics.
Yes, you can find the copy of the Drugs and cosmetic act, 1940
and rules 1945 on the CDSCO website.
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