Article

Chemical Composition Now Required in Portuguese on Cosmetic Product Label in Brazil

Posted on: November 16, 2020

by Raissa Havens

photos of cosmetics on a table - Learn about the Chemical Composition Now Required in Portuguese on Cosmetic Product Label in Brazil The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) published on November 5, 2020, Resolution of the Collegiate Board 432 of November 4, 2020, establishing the mandatory requirement for the description of the chemical composition in Portuguese on cosmetics, perfumes and personal hygiene product labels.

The chemical composition in Portuguese may appear on the original product label in a supplemental label, provided that the integrity of the colors and material with which the label is made is guaranteed, preventing it from being removed partially or totally.

If the substance is not described in the Common Brazilian Denomination (DCB) or in another reference indicated by ANVISA, it is considered that there is no recognized translation into Portuguese, and it is the company’s responsibility to carry out a translation from the INCI name.

The use of International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) system continues being mandatory, once the names are internationally recognized on a cosmetic label.

Companies will have 12 months to adapt to this new rule; therefore, the proposed date of entry into force is November 5, 2021.

Products that are manufactured before November 5 of 2021 may be marketed until the end of their respective expiration dates.

Recommended Action Items

If you manufacture or sell cosmetics, perfumes or personal hygiene products, verify the chemical composition in your label to ensure your product is compliant and your business competitive within the national market of Brazil.

References

Resolution RDC 432 of November 4, 2020. https://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?data=05/11/2020&jornal=515&pagina=212

Common Brazilian Denomination page. https://www.gov.br/anvisa/pt-br/assuntos/farmacopeia/dcb

Keywords

Brazil, Labels, Cosmetics, Ministry of Health


Never Miss an Update:

UL’s global Regulatory Assurance Team contains more than 50 regulatory analysts worldwide, serving customers in six continents, with multi-lingual support in more than 30 languages. Our team can help you navigate the complex, ever changing regulatory landscape to understand and execute your compliance obligations.

For all of the latest regulatory news and the most important industry updates, sign up for our monthly Regulatory Round-Up Newsletter


DISCLAIMER

The views, opinions and technical analyses presented here are those of the author, and are not necessarily those of UL LLC. All content is subject to copyright and may not be reproduced without prior authorization from UL. While the editors of this site may verify the accuracy of its content from time to time, we assume no responsibility for errors made by the author, editorial staff or any other contributor.