How to Claim Anti-Wrinkle Effect for Cosmetics in China: A Regulatory Guide

Anti-wrinkle is one of the most popular and sought-after claims in the cosmetic market. Many consumers are looking for products that can help them reduce the signs of aging and improve their skin appearance. However, making such a claim is not as simple as it seems. There are strict regulations and standards that govern how cosmetics can claim to have anti-wrinkle effect in China.

In this essay, we will explain what anti-wrinkle means in cosmetics, how to verify the anti-wrinkle effect of cosmetics, and what are some common anti-wrinkle ingredients that are widely used in the industry.

* What Anti-Wrinkle Means in Cosmetics?

Cosmetics are products that are applied to human body parts such as skin, hair, nails, lips, oral cavity, etc., by means of smearing, spraying or other similar methods, to achieve the functions of cleaning, protecting, beautifying, modifying or changing the appearance. According to the Cosmetics Classification Rules and Catalogue (hereinafter referred to as the Classification Rules), the explanation of "anti-wrinkle" is - helping to slow down the formation of skin wrinkles or make wrinkles less noticeable.

Through the regulatory definition, we can easily find that cosmetics can only slow down the formation of wrinkles or make wrinkles less noticeable, focusing on the wrinkles themselves. Meanwhile they cannot prevent the formation of wrinkles, eliminate wrinkles and remove wrinkles, nor can they claim anti-aging. Because the formation of wrinkles is a normal physiological phenomenon, cosmetics cannot change the normal aging phenomenon of people.

Therefore, when cosmetics claim to be anti-wrinkle, they should avoid using similar words; they can use words such as lightening wrinkles, reducing fine lines and wrinkles around the definition of anti-wrinkle.

*How to Verify the Anti-Wrinkle Effect of Cosmetics?

In order to ensure the scientificity, accuracy and reliability of the efficacy claim evaluation results, it is essential to verify the anti-wrinkle effect of cosmetics. According to the Cosmetics Efficacy Claim Evaluation Specification, cosmetics with anti-wrinkle effect should be evaluated by human efficacy evaluation test, consumer use test or laboratory test.

Therefore, if you want to claim anti-wrinkle effect, you need to provide one of the three efficacy reports.

* What are Common
Anti-Wrinkle Ingredients?

Common anti-wrinkle ingredients include but are not limited to bifidobacterium fermentation lysate, caffeine, adenosine, retinol and so on. Among them, adenosine has a remarkable effect on anti-wrinkle and has attracted much attention in recent years.

In conclusion, cosmetics with anti-wrinkle effect need to comply with the Cosmetics Efficacy Claim Evaluation Specification and provide scientific and reliable evidence to support their claims. This requires a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory requirements, the evaluation methods and the ingredients involved. If you have any questions or need any assistance in this regard, please feel free to contact us We are a professional team of cosmetic regulatory experts who can help you with your cosmetic compliance needs.

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