Based on the data issued by the National Agency of Drug and Food Control (Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan/BPOM), there have been around 55,000 new cosmetic products registered as of 2019. That is, with the large number of cosmetic products and users in Indonesia, supervision of cosmetic safety has become more strict. However, the problem is, some illegal cosmetics escaped such supervision and have been widely circulated in Indonesia. These illegal cosmetics might contain contaminants that could harm our skin.
Contaminants is substances contained inside the cosmetics, which are accidental and unavoidable from raw material processing, storage and /or transport process.
In accordance with BPOM Regulation No. 12 Year 2019, there are 3 kinds of contamination in cosmetics, as explained below:
Cosmetic contamination test should be conducted at accredited laboratory and examined based on validated or verified analytical methods.
The following describes the acceptable limit of contamination in cosmetic products:
Limits of acceptance for microbial contamination in cosmetic products
Limits of acceptance for heavy metal contamination in cosmetic products
Limits of acceptance for chemical contamination in cosmetic products
Note: (*) Cosmetics containing ingredients produced through ethoxylation process such as Sodium Laureth Sulphate or Polyethylene Glycol.
It is highly important to pay attention to the safety of each cosmetic product that is distributed and sold in all regions in Indonesia. If you are unsure about the latest regulations of cosmetic products in Indonesia, you are more than welcome to consult experts at Cekindo.
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