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Kenya Cosmetic Product Registration


Regulatory Authority

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) 

Link for Regulatory Authority

Local Regulation

Kenya Standard — KS 2937:2021  


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Process to Register Cosmetic Product

  • Fill out the STA/1 or STA/3 application form (it is available on the KEBS website)
  • A certificate of registration for the company.
  • Completed STA 10 form.
  • Payment is made according to the category.
  • A KEBS officer paid a visit to the factory.
  • Sign a scheme of supervision.
  • Testing and sampling
  • Issuance of permit to use Mark. 

Additional Information

  • Labelling: The product shall comply with the labelling requirements outlined in KS EAS 346, Labelling of cosmetic products.
  • Packaging: The product must be packaged in appropriately sealed containers that effectively safeguard the contents, preventing contamination or any adverse reactions with the product.
  • Microbiological limits: Top of Form

The cosmetic product must adhere to the specifications outlined in KS ISO 16212. Microbiological criteria shall be established following ISO 17516:2014 guidelines. Furthermore, an assessment of the product’s microbial risk, based on ISO 29621:2010, is required to determine if it qualifies as low-risk and thus exempt from microbiological analysis.

  • Cosmetic products will be manufactured, prepared, and handled in compliance with the international Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) established for the cosmetics industry. This ensures an additional layer of assurance regarding the quality and safety of the product for consumers.