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Cosmetic means any article intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or sprayed on, or introduced into, or otherwise applied to, the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance, and includes any article intended for use as a component of cosmetic.


  1. To grant licenses for the Cosmetics Manufacturing Units.
  2. To issue various Certificates for Tenders, Exports:
    • No Conviction certificate.
    • Performance Certificate.
    • Free Sale Certificate.
    • Certificate of compliance of Schedule M-II.
  3. To investigate complaints received regarding Cosmetics.
  4. To carry out inspections of manufacturing Units.
  5. To draw samples of Cosmetics.
  6. To conduct raids for those manufacturing spurious /substandard cosmetics.
  7. To take legal action against the offenders and prosecute.
  8. To give approval to personnel as Competent Technical Person for Manufacturing, Testing.
  9. To take cognizance of news items appearing in newspapers, magazines etc. and take necessary steps/actions.