The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is regarded as one of the richest economies in the world. The local people maintain high standards of living, and thus, there is immense demand for a wide range of cosmetic products, which in turn makes the Saudi cosmetic market lucrative. In the KSA, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) is the body responsible for regulating the development, import, distribution, sale, and marketing of cosmetics.
All cosmetic products to be marketed in the KSA must be notified to the SFDA through the agency’s Electronic Cosmetic Registration System (eCOSMA). Moreover, it is mandatory for foreign product manufacturers to have a local affiliate (an individual of Saudi origin or a locally registered company) for the notification process, who can act as a license holder on behalf of the manufacturer. The affiliate is responsible for the entire notification process and has the login credentials for the SFDA eCOSMA registration.
The Cosmetic Product Registration process in the KSA, which needs to follow Halal restrictions and use the local language for labeling, can be challenging for new market entrants. Freyr experts can help you navigate the complex cosmetics Regulatory landscape of the region and ensure that you are compliant with the Saudi cosmetics regulations and standards.
- Product classification.
- Formulation review.
- Cosmetic claims review.
- Cosmetic labeling review.
- Document compilation and translation services
- eCOSMA Registration (Cosmetic Product Registration in the KSA).
- Legal Representative (LR) services.
- Regulatory Intelligence (RI) services.
- Go-to-market Regulatory support.
- SASO certification.
Regulatory assistance inclusive of LR and eCOSMA Registration.
Ensuring that Halal restrictions and other regulations are duly followed.
Ensuring compliance through formulation review, claims review, and labeling review.
Translation of the labeling text into Arabic and ensuring error-free context and content.
A qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all cosmetic categories such as skincare, haircare, infant care, oral care, beauty products, etc.
A structured and cost-effective approach to ensure speed to market for the cosmetics Regulatory services in the KSA.