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South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has enforced Food and Drug Safety Notice 2017–3, 2017.1.11., Regulations on safety standards for cosmetics — Some amendments.
This regulation specifies prohibitions and limits on the use of several raw materials in cosmetic products. This notification sets limits for the following:
- Heavy metals
The notification also sets specific requirements for:
- Products for young children and infants
- Shaving products
- Basic cosmetic products
- Functional cosmetics
- Permanent wave and hair straightener products
Enforcement began on July 1, 2017.