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Cosmetics Regulatory Support in Australia


A growing interest in personal care and an increase in disposable incomes have set the market growth for cosmetics on high in Australia. In Australia, cosmetic products are classified as industrial chemicals and are regulated by the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) as per the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 (ICNA Act). Due to the recent amendments in operational bodies, the NICNAS, Australia, has been replaced by the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) from July 1, 2020, as the new national regulator of the importation and manufacture of industrial chemicals in Australia. In case the product’s primary function is sunscreen, such product is regulated under the Therapeutic Goods and Administration (TGA).

The cosmetics market of Australia is driven by innovation, which demands the manufacturers to align with the current market trends. Lack of knowledge about market trends may prove to be challenging while trying to gain the market lead. Any deviation from the approved ingredient list and formulation techniques may result in rework or even product recall in some cases, both of which can directly affect the brand value and revenue. With comprehensive market knowledge and Australian cosmetic regulations, Freyr supports market entrants to develop and market the products in line with the NICNAS/AICIS and TGA standards. Freyr’s Regulatory experts also assist companies with ingredient analysis to make sure the product contains only listed and allowed ingredients.

Freyr Expertise

  • Product Classification
  • Cosmetics Registration in Australia
  • Ingredient Analysis as per National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS Australia/AICIS)
  • Regulatory Support
  • Assessment of Cosmetics Packaging Australia (Label Assessment)
  • Claims Review

Freyr Advantages

  • End-to-end cosmetic Regulatory consultation
  • Extensive partner network across the globe
  • Qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all categories of cosmetic products (such as skin care, hair care, infant care, oral care, beauty products, etc.)
  • Local presence in Australia
  • A structured and cost-effective approach to ensure speed to market for the cosmetic products
  • Strong relationships with the Health Authority


903/50 Clarence St,
Sydney NSW 2000
(9th level of building 50)

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