Chinese Cosmetic Ingredient
Regulatory Database
About China CosIng

China CosIng is a free Chinese cosmetic ingredient regulatory database developed by CIRS that allows you to quickly search whether a cosmetic ingredient or substance is listed in the latest version of the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC 2021 edition) and whether it is restricted or prohibited in cosmetic products placed on Chinese market.

The following regulatory lists are included in China CosIng. You can search the database by CAS No., INCI name or Chinese name. CIRS regularly updates the database to keep it up to date.

Total No. of Entries
55,722
Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC)

Any cosmetic ingredient which is not listed on IECIC will be regarded as a new cosmetic ingredient in China and must be notified or registered before they can be used in cosmetic products placed on Chinese market.

No. of Entries: 8972
Last Update: 2021
Inventory of Prohibited Cosmetic Ingredients

These chemical substances are prohibited in cosmetic products placed on Chinese market.

No. of Entries: 1284
Last Update: 2021
Inventory of Prohibited Plant and Animal-Derived Cosmetic Ingredients

These plant-derived and animal-derived cosmetic ingredients are prohibited in cosmetic products placed on Chinese market.

No. of Entries: 109
Last Update: 2021
Inventory of Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients

These cosmetic ingredients can be used in cosmetic products placed on Chinese market provided that they meet relevant restriction requirements (content limit and/or additional labelling requirements).

No. of Entries: 47
Last Update: 2015
List of Allowed Colorants

Only listed colorants can be used in cosmetic products placed on Chinese market and they must meet relevant use restriction requirements (use scope, content limit and/or additional labelling requirements).

No. of Entries: 157
Last Update: 2015
List of Allowed Preservatives

Only listed preservatives can be used in cosmetic products placed on Chinese market and they must meet relevant use restriction requirements (use scope, content limit and/or additional labelling requirements).

No. of Entries: 51
Last Update: 2015
List of Allowed UV filters

Only listed UV filters can be used in cosmetic products placed on Chinese market and they must meet relevant use restriction requirements (use scope, content limit and/or additional labelling requirements).

No. of Entries: 27
Last Update: 2015
List of Allowed Hair Dyes

Only listed hair dyes can be used in cosmetic products placed on Chinese market and they must meet relevant use restriction requirements (use scope, content limit and/or additional labelling requirements).

No. of Entries: 75
Last Update: 2015
Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances Produced or Imported in China

Cosmetic ingredients which are not listed on IECSC may require new chemical substance notification/registration before they can be produced in or imported into China.

No. of Entries: >45000
Last Update: 2021
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    1. CIRS strives to ensure the accuracy of the content and update it in time. However, CIRS is not responsible for the quality, accuracy, completeness or reliability of the information.

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