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METHODS FOR ANALYZING COSMETIC IN INDONESIA – Metode Untuk Menganalisa Kosmetik di Indonesia

05 Oct

In 15 August 2011, The Head of the National Agency for Food and Drug Control has issued Regulation No. HK.03.1.23.08.11.07331 regarding the Methods for Analyzing Cosmetics (“Regulation“), in order to protect society from cosmetics that do not require safety, use, and quality standards. On this regulation clearly stated the methods for analyzing and examining cosmetics to ensure that the cosmetic sale in Indonesia meet safety and quality requirements.

Article 1(1) of the Regulation defines Cosmetic as any substance or preparation intended for use on the outside of the human body, or dental and oral mucous membranes, especially to clean, perfume, change personal appearance, and/or improve body odor, or to protect or maintain the body.

In Article 2 of the Regulation describe analysis and methods that used:

Microbial Contamination Tests (Article 3) will determine the Total Plate Counts for Mold and Yeast in cosmetics (Penetapan Angka Kapang Khamir dan Uji Angka Lempeng Total) (Exhibit-1) and preservatives effectiveness test contain in cosmetics (Exhibit-2)..

Heavy Metal Test (Article 4) will measure the levels of arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury in cosmetics.

Prohibited Materials Test (Article 5), this test is categorized into 4 (four) prohibited material test (i) Retinoid Acid (Exhibit-4) (ii) Dye (bahan pewarna) (Exhibit-5) (iii) Hydroquinone (Exhibit-6, and (iv) Kortikosteroid Compound (Senyawa Kortikosteroid) (Exhibit-7)

Exhibit List:

Details on Cosmetic Analysis Methods are included in the 8 (eight) Exhibits of the Regulation, as following:

  1. Exhibit-1: Determination of the total yeast and mold plate counts in cosmetics;
  2. Exhibit-2: Assessment of the effectiveness of preservatives in cosmetics;
  3. Exhibit-3: Determination of the level of heavy metal contaminants (arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury) in cosmetics;
  4. Exhibit-4: Identification of retinoid acid in using thin layer chromatography (TLC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC);
  5. Exhibit-5:Identification of prohibited coloring substances in cosmetics using thin layer chromatography (TLC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC);
  6. Exhibit-6: Identification and determination of levels of hydroquinone in cosmetics using thin layer chromatography (TLC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
  7. Exhibit-7: Identification of corticosteroid compounds in cosmetics using thin layer chromatography (TLC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC);
  8. Exhibit-8: Identification and determination of preservative levels in cosmetics using thin layer chromatography (TLC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).
 
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