Nigeria Cosmetics Regulatory Services

Cosmetics Regulatory Services in Nigeria

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The beauty and personal care sectors in Nigeria are blooming, and the increasing competition is said to drive the demand for innovative products in the region. In addition, intensive marketing activities, due to the increased competition in the beauty and personal care sector, are also boosting the growth of the sector. Thus, making Nigeria one of the most promising emerging markets for cosmetics companies to invest in while exploring local manufacturing opportunities as well.

In Nigeria, Cosmetic Products are regulated under the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Act CAP N1 (LFN) 2004 and other related Legislations and accompanying guidelines. According to the provisions of the Act, Cosmetics Products shall be manufactured, imported, exported, advertised, sold, or distributed in Nigeria, unless they have been registered with the NAFDAC.

To proceed with cosmetic registration in Nigeria, an applicant for a manufacturer outside Nigeria must file evidence of Power of Attorney from the manufacturer, which authorizes them to speak for their principal on all matters relating to the latter’s specialties. The original Power of Attorney should be notarized by a Notary Public in the country of origin and submitted to the NAFDAC or the Contract Manufacturing Agreement: Notarized by a notary public in the country of manufacturer.

However, the challenging economic environment in Nigeria has slowed down new product development in recent years; only a few new products were introduced by major international manufacturers in the beauty and personal care sector. The lack of evolved supply and distribution channels acts as another key setback in navigating through the region.

To overcome these challenges and ensure compliance in Nigeria, Freyr, as a global Regulatory service provider, offers Regulatory Intelligence services to decode the NAFDAC regulations and identify the right channels and products to retain optimum market potential.


Freyr Expertise

  • Cosmetics Classification
  • Cosmetic Formulation/Cosmetics Ingredient Review
  • Cosmetic Claims Review
  • Label Review as per the Cosmetic Labeling Regulations  
  • Dossier Compilation
  • Cosmetic Product Safety Assessment/Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR)
  • Trademark Registration
  • Notarizing of Necessary Documents
  • Cosmetics Registration in Nigeria
  • Legal/Local Representation
  • Post-approval Support like Re-registration, Cosmetics Notification for Registration for Listing, Endorsement
  • Regulatory Intelligence Services
Freyr Advantages


Freyr Advantages


End-to-end cosmetic Regulatory consultation, including Local/Legal representation services


Notarization and Trademark registration


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


Support for region-specific Regulatory complexities


Global service provider


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