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Analysis of China's New Cosmetic Ingredients Filing in 2022

In 2022, the filing number of new cosmetic ingredients increased significantly compared to last year, the top cosmetics companies continue to increase research and development, a variety of new cosmetic ingredients have emerged, and large and small brands have sought to create high-quality, cost-effective products with good reputations. On the one hand, it intensified the fierce competition in the cosmetics industry, on the other hand, it also contributed to the vigorous development of the cosmetics industry in China.


1. The filing number of new cosmetic ingredients in 2022 is steadily increasing

A total of 42 new cosmetic ingredients have completed filing by the National Medical Products Administration (China NMPA) in 2022, and 5 new cosmetic ingredients have completed filing by the National Medical Products Administration (China NMPA) in the first two months of 2023. Top cosmetic brands have already taken the lead in the marketing of traditional popular cosmetic product ingredients such as Niacinamide, Bifida Ferment, and Pro-Xylane, and other brands need to rely on new cosmetic ingredients to break through.


2. From the source of ingredients, chemical ingredients, biotechnology ingredients still dominate

In the 42 new cosmetic ingredients filed, 27 are chemical ingredients. In addition, the number of biotechnology ingredients is growing with a total of 9 kinds of new cosmetic ingredients completed the filing. Compared to chemical ingredients, biotechnology ingredients are more accepted by consumers. Moreover, the filing of plant and animal ingredients is also increasing. In the current era of the popularity of concepts such as nature, environmental protection, and zero addition, compared to animal ingredients, plant extracts are better recognized and respected by consumers.


3. From the purpose of use, new cosmetic ingredients claiming moisturizing, anti-wrinkle, antioxidant, and other efficacy accounted for more than half

In the 42 new cosmetic ingredients filed, 22 ingredients are related to moisturizing, antioxidant, and other efficacy, and a total of 11 ingredients involve antioxidant, anti-wrinkle, and other anti-aging efficacy.


4. The number of new cosmetic ingredient filings is predicted to reach a new high in 2023

Five new cosmetic ingredients have been successfully filed in the first two months of 2023. It is foreseeable that the research and development of new cosmetic ingredients will continue to gain momentum, thus promoting the continuous innovation and upgrading of China's cosmetic market.

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