Cosmetics Registration in Malaysia

Regulatory Authority:

National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) Malaysia

Link for RA:

Local regulation:

Control of Drugs and Cosmetic Regulations (CDCR) 1984

Who can register :  

Cosmetic Notification Holder (CNH): Cosmetics-related locally incorporated company or legal entity with a permanent address and registration with the Malaysian Companies Commission. The CNH may or may not be the proprietor of the product.

Data to be communicated :

  • Specifications of the products, such as the name, type, intended application, and presentation
  • Name, address, and legitimate contact number (and e-mail address) of the manufacturer(s) and assembler(s), if applicable.
  • Details of the person representing CNH, including a working phone number
  • Complete product ingredient list (the content, i.e. proportion (percent) of the restricted components must be mentioned) 
  • Name and address of the importer(s), if any
  • A letter of authorization, a declaration, or a letter of contract manufacturing is required.
  • The product’s label(s)

Product Information Requirements: 

  • The product’s qualitative and quantitative composition, and in the case of perfume compositions, the composition’s name and code number, as well as the identity of the supplier
  • Raw material and final product specifications
  • The production technique is per the Guideline for Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Evaluation of the finished product, its ingredients, their chemical structure, and the degree of exposure for human health.
  • Existing evidence of harmful effects on human health as a result of using the cosmetic product


  • Prior to manufacturing, selling, supplying, importing, or possessing any cosmetic product, the Cosmetic Notification Holder (CNH) must notify the DPS.
  • All notice submissions must be made online through the NPRA Quest system on the NPRA website at
  • A CNH must first register for a Quest membership before submitting a notification request. On the NPRA website, there is a step-by-step tutorial on registering for Quest membership.

Timeframe and fees: 

The notification of a cosmetic product shall be valid for two years.

Additional information:  

The processing fee for notification of a cosmetic product is RM 50.00 for each product.