Cosmetic SFDA

Cosmetic SFDA

1. What is SFDA?

The full name of S.F.D.A. is Saudi Food & Drug Authority. That is Food and Drug Authority in Saudi Arabia.

According to the royal issued act n° 6 dated 25/1/1428H & SAUDI STANDARD SASO 1953/2005, imported food/drug/cosmetics must obtain a COC certificate issued by an SFDA authorized agency for customs clearance.

2. List of cosmetic regulated by SFDA:

  • Creams, emulsions, lotions, gels and oils for the skin (hands, face, feet, etc.).
  • Face masks (with the exception of peeling products).
  • Tinted bases (liquids, pastes, powders).
  • Make-up powders, after-bath powders, hygienic powders, etc.
  • Toilet soaps, deodorant soaps, etc.
  • Perfumes, toilet waters and eau de cologne.
  • Bath and shower preparations (salts, foams, oils, gels, etc.).
  • Depilatories.
  • Deodorants and anti-perspirants.
  • Hair care products:
    • hair tints and bleaches
    • products for waving, straightening and fixing
    • setting products
    • cleansing products (lotions, powders, shampoos)
    • conditioning products (lotions, creams, oils)
    • hairdressing products (lotions, lacquers, brilliantines)
  • Shaving products (creams, foams, lotions, etc.).
  • Products for making up and removing make-up from the face and eyes.
  • Products intended for application to lips.
  • Products for care of teeth and mouth.
  • Products for nail care and make-up.
  • Products for external intimate hygiene.
  • Sunbathing products.
  • Products for tanning without sun.
  • Skin-whitening products.
  • Anti-wrinkle products.
  • Eye decorative cosmetic products (Eye shadow, Mascara, brows, lids, pencil, lashes, cream and athmad (Al-kohol)).

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