'Permanent wave products for eyelashes', which have not been clearly classified due to vague regulations, are expected to be incorporated into the cosmetics category and undergo more systematic management.
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (Director Yoo-kyung Oh, www.mfds.go.kr ) made an official announcement today (12th), saying, “We decided to classify permanent wave products for eyelashes as cosmetics in order to manage them in a safer and more systematic manner, and decided to classify them as cosmetics in the second half of the year. “We will begin work on revising related laws and regulations.”
In relation to this, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety stated, “The need to strengthen safety management has been raised as there have been cases of damage to the eye area and cornea due to incorrect use of permanent wave products for eyelashes by consumers.” After understanding the situation, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has met with experts, the cosmetics industry, and consumer groups since last June to discuss ways to manage permanent wave products for eyelashes as cosmetics. △ A plan to classify the product as an eye makeup product △ Precautions for use, including eye damage, etc. “We discussed the need for mandatory labeling, monitoring of side effects, and verification of the safety of raw materials and products,” he explained.
In order to convert and manage permanent wave products for eyelashes into cosmetics through review results and opinion collection process, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has established related regulations, including △ Cosmetics Act Enforcement Rules △ Precautions when using cosmetics and regulations on labeling of allergenic ingredients, etc. We plan to begin revising the law.
In addition, the Cosmetics Policy Department of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety stated, “Consumers must accurately understand how to use permanent wave products for eyelashes so that they can be used safely, and to prevent side effects due to incorrect use, they should not ‘self-treat’ if they are not familiar with the use method. “No,” he warned.