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Cosmetic License Registration

In the current scenario, the cosmetic business is not only blooming in India but also expected to triple in the next 5 years. Businesses who are dealing with the herbal cosmetics will also continue to drive the growth of the beauty industry in 2018. The awareness of cosmetic products and treatment is at all time high in India. Establishing a cosmetic products business can be so profitable to you. So, the cosmetic license is one of the need.

The cosmetics products are those products that are intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or sprayed on or otherwise applied to the human body or any part of thereof for cleaning, beautifying, alerting the appearance, and promoting attractiveness. It also includes an article that intended for use as a component of cosmetic. In India, cosmetic products are regulated by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). After 1 April 2013, it became compulsory for all the imported cosmetics for sale to get registered with Central Drugs General (DCGI). Earlier there was no provision like that.
Customers are now keen interested to know the ingredients in products and make choices which one to buy. Hence, to start up a new business for cosmetic and conducting manufacturing, distribution and selling of products you need to obtain Cosmetic license first. Afterward, registered cosmetics will require to stick a special label with registration certificate number on it. This certificate will be last longer for 3 years.
So, if you are seeking the trustworthy who can help you to complete the procedure of registration and lessen your burden then here at LegalRaasta you are in the right hands. Our experts’ team will provide you time to time guidelines from beginning till the end.

Classes of Cosmetic Products

  • Emulsions, creams, lotions, oil, and gels for the skin
  • Face Masks
  • Tinted bases (liquids, pastes, powders)
  • Make-up powders
  • After-bath powders
  • Hygienic powders
  • Toilet soaps
  • Deodorant soaps
  • Toilet waters, perfumes, and eau de Cologne
  • Shower and bath preparations (salts, foams, oils, gels)
  • Depilatories
  • Antiperspirants and Deodorants
  • Hair colorants
  • Products for straightening, waving and fixing hair
  • Hair-setting products
  • Hair-cleansing products (lotions, powders, shampoos)
  • Hair-conditioning products (lotions, creams, oils)
  • Hairdressing products (lotions, lacquers, brilliantines)
  • Shaving products (creams, foams, lotions)
  • Make-up and products removing make-up
  • Lips products
  • Teeth and mouth products
  • Nail care products and nail make-up products
  • Products for external intimate hygiene
  • Sunbathing products
  • Products for tanning without sun
  • Skin-whitening products
  • Anti-wrinkle products

Documents required for the Cosmetic Registration

  • Cover letter by the applicant
  • Form 42 for importers/Form 32 for manufacturers
  • Treasury challan
  • Power of Attorney
  • Schedule D III
  • A copy or original label
  • Marketing authorization letter/Free sale certificate(FSC)/Manufacturing license if any
  • Product specification and testing protocols
  • Pack insert (if any)
  • Information of the brands, products, and manufacturer (in soft copies)
  • A list of the countries where you have got the market authorization and permission of import or registration was granted.

Importer requires to apply for cosmetic license products by

One can file the Eating House License application directly with the government. The process is long and requires 30-60 days to get completed:

  • An authorized agent of the manufacturer
  • A Subsidiary of the manufacturer
  • A manufacturer having registered premises in India
  • Any other importer

Procedure for Nutrition Labeling

Complete our Simple Form

First, you need to fill our cosmetic license application form and provide details about your business.

Send your documents

Afterward, send us all the requisite documents through Email and we will create your form under the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) and submit it.


As soon as the CDSCO provide the Cosmetic License after verifying the documents, we will inform you.

License issued

We will mail you the License which will act as Cosmetic License online after regular follow-ups.

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What is Included In Our Package?

Eligibility Consultation
Document Preparation
Application Drafting
Application Filing
Government Fees

Regulation for Manufacturing pertaining to labeling of the products by

According to the Drugs and Cosmetic Rules, 1945 following are the labeling requirements:

  1. Mention the name of the product in the inner and outer labels of the product. If the container is of small size then the principal place and the pin code are fine.
  2. The ingredients should be clearly displayed on the outer label of the products.
  3. In the inner label of the product, the directions of usage along with the warning or cautions must be mentioned.
  4. A specific batch number preceded by letter “B” and manufacturing batch with “M” must be stated on the label.

What is the penalty for not complying with Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940? by

According to the Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940 if any provision or rules under the act with respect to cosmetics is not complied with, imprisonment up to 1 year or maybe more in some cases or fine up to Rs. 1000 will be imposed. Further, both can be imposed on first conviction and in the subsequent conviction imprisonment can be extended to two years and fine to Rs. 2000.

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    According to the Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940 and rules, 1945, The term Cosmetic means any article intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or sprayed on, or introduced into, or otherwise applied to, the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, promoting attractiveness, beautifying the appearance. It may also include any article intended for use as a component of cosmetic.

    The validity of a cosmetic license is 3 years.

    Of course, import cosmetic is regulated in India under the provisions of Drugs and cosmetic act, 1940 and rules 1945.

    Import of cosmetic needs to be regulated in India just to make sure that the quality of cosmetic is being imported into India and the safety of consumers using these cosmetics.

    Yes, you can find the copy of the Drugs and cosmetic act, 1940 and rules 1945 on the CDSCO website.


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