In Japan, cosmetic products are regulated by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW). As one of the affluent nations of Asia, Japan’s cosmetic market is rising constantly. Cosmetics in Japan are broadly categorized into two categories. The manufactures/importers shall apply for marketing approval based on the type of product.

  • General cosmetics: They are further classified into six categories as listed below.
    • Perfume and eau de cologne
    • Makeup cosmetics
    • Skin care cosmetics
    • Hair care products
    • Special-purpose cosmetics (including sunscreen)
    • Cosmetics soaps.
  • Quasi drugs: They include products used for preventing nausea, heat rash and mosquitoes, and promoting hair growth. Some medicated cosmetics, such as whitening products, anti-aging products and oily skin or acne treatment products are also categorized under quasi drugs.

Labeling in local language on primary cosmetic packages is required for all domestic and imported products. Erroneous labeling translations may lead to major reworks and at times result in significant monetary loss.

Freyr decodes Cosmetics product classification by engaging and assists manufacturers with accurate translation services which aim at right-first-time approval so as to firmly establish labeling compliance. 

Freyr Expertise

  • Product Classification
  • Ingredient Assessment
  • Label Compliance
  • Claims Review and Consultation
  • Translation into Japanese language
  • Product Notification / Registration and Approval
  • Regulatory Affairs and Regulatory Intelligence
  • Strategic Regulatory Consulting

Freyr Advantages

  • End-to-end cosmetic Regulatory consultation
  • Qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all categories of cosmetics like skin care, hair care, infant care, oral care, and beauty products
  • Support for region-specific Regulatory activities
  • Extensive partner network across the globe
  • Strong relationship with different health authorities
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