THE CURRENT REGISTRATION REGULATIONS OF COSMETIC PRODUCTS IN “BRICS” COUNTRIESAbstract
Cosmetic products are produced by the most inventive and technically driven methods to reach more consumers in the developing world. Cosmetic products are also regulated, similar to pharmaceutical products. BRICS countries are emerging markets with a partial regulatory system similar to well-regulated countries. BRICS countries have a registration or notification process for cosmetics based on their classification. A systematic review was carried out. We searched the databases and reviewed assessment agency websites, among other sources. Qualitative studies, official regulations, and systematic reviews aimed to identify a general framework of regulatory activity in BRICS were included. A critical analysis is made of all the aspects that may be useful for any public body that intends to register cosmetics in any of the BRICS countries. BRICS nations are organized to promote, stabilize and consistently regulate cosmetic products among them. The cosmetic regulatory system, registration process, and procedures of South Africa are at their last position, as Russia precedes South Africa. Cosmetic products are very well regulated and the registration process is well-defined in Brazil, China and India among BRICS. The registration process in BRICS countries is appropriate and slightly altered from one another, even though South Africa follows no registration process. BRICS are the world’s fastest and largest emerging cosmetic market economies.
R. Sathyalakshmi, N. Jaipratap and C. Sowmya *
Department of Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs, Faculty of Pharmacy, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
19 July 2022
30 August 2022
28 October 2022
01 April 2023