Cosmetics Regulatory Services in India


India, with world’s second largest population, stands as a lucrative market for cosmetic products. In India, the Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) regulates beauty products under the overarching regulations governed by the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 & Rules 1945 vide Gazette Notification G.S.R 426(E). The manufacturers, their authorized agents and subsidiaries in India, and any other importers can apply for issuance of a registration certificate for the import of cosmetics in India by uploading necessary documents through the SUGAM portal.

The application for cosmetics registration in India, i.e. Form 42, along with other required documents are required to be submitted to the CDSCO, followed by obtaining registration certificate, i.e. Form 43, within three months. The cosmetics registration certificate has a validity of three-years. While the Regulatory process of the CDSCO is moderate in approach, the key challenge lies in making appropriate product and placement decision in sub-urban and rural areas of the sub-continental country. Lack of evolved supply and distribution channels acts as another key setback in navigating through the region.

With a global operational center in India, Freyr provides Regulatory Intelligence services to decode the CDSCO cosmetics regulations and identify the right channels and products to retain optimum market potential.


Freyr Expertise

  • Formulation/Ingredients Review
  • Claims Review
  • Regulatory Intelligence
  • Label Review as per the Cosmetic Labeling Requirements, Indian Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Legal Metrology Rules
  • Dossier Compilation
  • Cosmetics Registration in India via Form 42
  • SUGAM Portal Membership
  • Obtaining Cosmetics Registration Certificate on Form 43
  • Post Approval Support like Re-registration, Notification, Endorsement
  • Authorized Agent Services
Freyr Advantages


Freyr Advantages


End-to-end cosmetic Regulatory consultation, including authorized agent services


Aid in procuring SUGAM portal membership


Qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all cosmetic categories such as skin care, hair care, infant care, oral care, beauty products, etc.


Support for region-specific Regulatory complexities


Global operational center in India


Cost effective service with quick turnarounds and faster time-to-market