Cosmetic is defined as any article intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, sprayed on, or introduced into, or otherwise applied to, the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance, and includes any article intended for use as a component of cosmetic under section 3(aaa) of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.
No cosmetic may be imported into India unless it has been registered by the Central Licensing Authority, which is appointed by the Central Government under rule 3(f), or by any person to whom such powers may be delegated under rule 5. [According to Cosmetic Rules, 2020, Rule 12(1)]
What licenses are required to be Obtained?
• Cosmetics licenses will be awarded on Form 32 for manufacturing or sale.
• Distribute of cosmetics licenses will be issued on Form 32-A for loan licenses for manufacturing or sale.
• Form 37 will be used to provide or renew clearance for conducting tests on pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, or raw materials used in the production process.
• Under the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, all cosmetic items sold in India, including imported cosmetics, must be registered with a licensing authority.
VALIDITY OF COSMETIC
The validity of a cosmetic license is 3 years.