Cosmetics are the subject of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, Act 54 of 1972.
The industry in South Africa currently self-regulates using the CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletries and Fragrances Association) guidance documentation, which is based upon the EU Cosmetic Directive.
Draft regulations, Regulations Relating to the Labelling, Advertising and Composition of Cosmetics, were published for comment on 19 August 2016. The final regulations are awaited.
We can assist with the following:
- Ingredient evaluation
- Labelling requirements
- Permitted claims
- Advertising compliance