South Korea is known for its innovation in Cosmetic industry. The steady demand for cosmetics in face of global economic fluctuations reflect the Korean market strength. But with reputed product manufacturers competing vehemently, finding a breakthrough in the market and decoding the Regulatory perspectives of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) can be challenging. Labeling in Korean language on primary cosmetic packages is required for all domestic and imported products under the Korean Cosmetic Products Act (KPCA) 2000. Quality testing must be conducted by lot/batch according to the KPCA; however, the testing that is required differs based on whether the product is a general cosmetic, functional cosmetic or a quasi-drug.

With profound knowledge on the South Korean Cosmetics market, Freyr is specialized to provide end-to-end Regulatory support for product classification, documentation and pre-market approvals with the MFDS. Freyr has expertise in providing Regulatory support for all classes of cosmetic products, which are:

  • General Cosmetics
  • Functional Cosmetics
  • Quasi-Drugs

Freyr Expertise

  • Product Classification
  • Ingredient Assessment
  • Label Compliance
  • Claims Review and Consultation
  • Translation into Korean language
  • Labeling Design
  • Product Notification and Approval
  • New Ingredient Listing
  • Legal Representation Service
  • EDI Notification and Importation Services
  • Formulation Samples Testing in MFDS Authorized Labs
  • 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, beauty products
  • Support for region-specific Regulatory complexities
  • Extensive partner network across the globe
  • Strong relationships with different Health Authorities (HAs)
  • Structured and cost-effective approach to ensure speed to market for the cosmetic products


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