DOES THIS APPLY TO ALL COSMETICS?
No. The amendment does not apply to cosmetics manufactured outside of mainland China, or to “special-use cosmetics” such as hair dyes, antiperspirants, sunscreens or skin-whitening products.
However, it does eliminate the unconditional animal testing requirement for Chinese companies, who for the first time now have the opportunity to manufacture cruelty-free ranges. CFDA has indicated its intention to extend this to also include imported and special-use co