Cosmetics is amongst the most widely used product range in our day to day life. From head to toe we use endless such products ranging from Skin, Hair & Scalp, Nail & Cuticle, Oral Hygiene etc. Keeping the interest of the end consumers, cosmetics are regulated under the overarching regulation Drug and Cosmetic Act 1940 & Rules 1945 (amended up to Dec.31st 2016) & the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) issued standards for ingredient usage in cosmetics.
To manufacture any of these products, a license has to be obtained from a Licensing Authority appointed by the State Government. The manufacturer has to ensure that the production is done in the presence of a competent and qualified technical staff (Production Chemist and Analytical Chemist/ QC Chemist) and at least one of the staff persons should possess the following educational requirements:
Before granting or refusing the license, the Licensing Authority is required to order inspection of the whole premises where the operations are to be carried out. The inspectors are appointed under the Act. They are then required to submit a detailed report to the Licensing Authority which can then decide whether to grant the license or not.