Ruonan Zheng
Feb 11, 2019

Not doctor-approved: China bans marketing of beauty products as ‘medical’

Cosmetics brands have quickly removed all 'medical' terms from their official websites.

Strict new regulations from China’s Food and Drug Administration CFDA are likely to have an impact on how cosmetics are marketed in China. Identifying a beauty product as having “medical benefits” is now illegal.

It’s a step that China’s taking to keep up with global FDA standards, as most countries don’t entertain the idea of “medical” cosmetics and keep medical products separate from cosmetic ones.

Shortly after the regulations were announced, the...

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