Regulation of Cosmetics and its Advertisements in India with an Overview of us Regulations

Deepthi, V and Moorkoth, Sudheer (2013) Regulation of Cosmetics and its Advertisements in India with an Overview of us Regulations. PHARMANEST An International Journal of Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4 (6). 1661 -1674.

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Abstract

Cosmetic products are the subjects for regulatory controls in all the markets in order to ensure safety of these products and to avoid adverse impacts on the health of the users. Media advertising is an important means for a cosmetic seller to awaken interest in his products. There are different regulatory bodies worldwide having their own regulations to ensure safety of the cosmetic products and to control advertisements. European Union (EU) andthe United States of America (US) constitute the major cosmetics market. The Cosmetics market in India is growing at 15-20% annually, twice as fast as that of the United States and the Europe an market. A regulation that can ensure safety of the consumers is the need of the day in this scenario. The regulations which impact directly on the manufacture and sale of cosmetic products include definitionof cosmetic, licensing, labeling, safety subst antiation, stability studies and legal authority. This studyanalyses the current cosmetics regulations put forward by the Drugs and Cosmetics rules and various advertisements regulation concerning cosmetics in India. An overview of United States (US) regul ations concerning cosmetics also is provided to analyse the differences in regulations and to propose the need for harmonisation of regulations concerning cosmetics globally.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cosmetics; Labelling; Regulations; India; US; Licensing; Safety
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2014 04:43
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2014 04:43
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138274

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