Understanding labeling regulations is crucial for cosmetic companies looking to enter the Chilean market. Compliance with local requirements ensures product safety and consumer trust.
In this blog, we shall explore the key labeling regulations in Chile that businesses entering the Chilean market must be aware of:
Mandatory Label Information
Chilean regulations mandate specific information that must be included on cosmetic labels. This includes the product name, manufacturer’s name, address, net weight or volume, lot number, expiration date, Instructions for Use (IFU), and other mandatory information. Moreover, labels must be written in Spanish, the official language of Chile, and they should be easily accessible. Consulting a Regulatory partner like Freyr, who has expertise in cosmetic labeling, can help you easily meet your labeling requirements.
Cosmetic labels in Chile must include a comprehensive list of ingredients. The list should be in descending order of weight and follow the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) naming system. In addition, any allergenic substance(s) must be clearly identified on the label to ensure consumer safety.
Allergenic Substances and Warnings
Chilean regulations require the explicit labeling of allergenic substances. A product containing known allergens, such as fragrance compounds or common allergenic ingredients, they must be clearly mentioned on the label. Additionally, warnings regarding potential risks or precautions must be stated, especially for products that may cause skin irritation or sensitivity.
Batch Number and Expiry Date
Cosmetic products marketed in Chile must have their batch numbers and expiry dates clearly displayed on the label. The batch number allows for product traceability, while the expiry date informs consumers about the shelf life of the product. It is, therefore, essential to ensure accurate labeling of these details for compliance with local regulations.
To conclude, compliance with labeling regulations is vital for cosmetic companies operating in, or planning to enter, the Chilean market. By understanding and adhering to the mandatory labeling requirements, businesses can ensure product safety, consumer satisfaction, and Regulatory compliance. It is crucial to stay up to date with any changes/updates in the regulations to avoid penalties and maintain a strong presence in the Chilean market.
Partnering with an experienced service provider like Freyr can help you navigate the complex Regulatory landscape of Chile and address the challenges. Contact us to tap the Chilean cosmetics market with confidence!