Cosmetic Manufacturing

In our daily basis either its urban area or it’s rural area the cosmetic is the daily need of peoples. Thus, the cosmetic market is expanding. to conduct a cosmetic business in India, a manufacturer or importer need to comply with the legal requirements. The cosmetic manufacturers need to have a cosmetic registration establishing a cosmetic business in India. The cosmetic regulation act is regulated by Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and the Drugs and Cosmetic Rules, 1945. A cosmetics manufacturing licence is necessary when a company plans to produce cosmetics. After the date of grant, the cosmetic production licence is valid for five years. For the purpose of producing and marketing cosmetic products in India, the firm may apply for any of the following manufacturing licences

The manufacture of cosmetics, authority appointed by the State Governments under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, and the rules made by CLA or Central Licencing Authority appointed by the Central Government where the import of cosmetic products is governed by a registration system

Cosmetic Manufacturing

 Distribution licence

A manufacture may submit an application for up to ten items of each category of cosmetics listed in Schedule MII of the Rules in order to be granted a licence to manufacture cosmetics or cosmetic manufacturing. A licence cost of Rs. 2,500 and an inspection charge of Rs. 1,000 for each inspection must be submitted with the application.

Licence for approval

The manufacturer needs to submit Form 36 to the state licencing body. A Rs. 1,500 inspection charge must be submitted with the application for the testing of cosmetics.

Importing licence

A permit as a cosmetic importer to an entity if it imports and resells cosmetics in India but does not make them. Importers are file Form 42 (application for the issue of registration certificate) to have a licence.  According to the Rules, Form 43 is used to issue registration certificates for importing cosmetics into India from other countries.

The State Licencing Authority (SLA) will thoroughly inspect the entire facility prior to issuing the Cosmetic Manufacturing Licence. The Licencing Authority will review the inspection officer’s comprehensive report before deciding whether or not to grant the cosmetic manufacturing licence. The regulations listed below must be followed by cosmetic makers as required by the Rules.

Qualification Criteria for a Working Staff

Additionally, the producer must ensure that the production is carried out in the presence of qualified technical staff, at least one of whom must meet the following educational requirements:

    • Diploma of pharmacy approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under the Pharmacy Act, 1948

    • A registration needed under the Pharmacy Act, 1948

    • It’s is needed d to Passed intermediate examination with Chemistry as one of the subjects or any other equivalent which has been recognised by authorities.

Rules regarding the labelling of products

    • The ingredients used in the creation of the product should be clearly displayed on the exterior label;

    • The manufacturing batch must have a batch number that begins with the letter M, and a separate batch number that begins with the letter B;

    • On both the inner and outer labels, the product name must be clearly stated. If the container is tiny, the principal location and the pin code are acceptable;

    • The usage instructions and any appropriate warnings must be on the inner label.

Step 1: Application Filling:

 To obtain a cosmetic manufacturing licence, applicant must first submit an application in COS-5. Our professionals will file and draught the application on your behalf without any fuss.

Step 2: Submit applicant’s documents:

after submitting your application send us through email a copy of all the necessary paperwork, and we will put them all together before submitting your application to the appropriate authorities.

Step 3: Inspection:

 After the team submit the application and supporting documents to the appropriate authority, they will inspect them.

Step 4: Licence Issuance:

The licencing authority will issue the cosmetic manufacturing licence in form COS-8 if they are satisfied with all the paperwork and applications. Team will mail the licence.


In order to increase sales and strengthen their market position Cosmetic manufacturers should experiment with newer and more advanced products to create cutting-edge items, manufacturers must abide by all applicable laws and rules