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  • MICA In Japan/China/Korea

    Posted by SJD2023 on March 28, 2024 at 8:18 am

    I know it is a colorant in the US, but not a colorant in Europe.

    How about Japan, China and Korea? Colorant or not
    colorant?

    Herbnerd replied 2 weeks, 6 days ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • pma

    Member
    March 28, 2024 at 9:44 am

    Japan: Anti-caking agents, fillers, colorants, opacifiers, lubricants.

    But I’m not sure if it’s a regulatory classification. I don’t think there is regulatory classification for mica in Japan.

  • Herbnerd

    Member
    April 1, 2024 at 11:41 pm

    China is no problem - check the IECIC 2021 for the latest list of cosmetic ingredients

    Korea & Japan you need to check whether your product is classed as a quasi-drug. If it is, then you will need to find a pharmacopoeial monograph to support it. (I’ll save you time, there isn’t one for mica) in the Big 6 Pharmacopoeia permitted in Korea (KP, JP, BP, USP, EP and the German Pharmacopiea (I think that was the last one).

    Korea is very tough, even tissues are classed as quasi drugs. Japan does have some cosmetic regulations as well as quasi-drugs.

    Japanese Cosmetic Ingredient

    list https://www.mhlw.go.jp/topics/2008/04/dl/tp0407-3a.pdf

    https://www.jcia.org/user/business/ingredients/namelist

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by  Herbnerd.

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