Cosmetics Regulatory Support in Malaysia


National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) regulates the manufacture, import and marketing of cosmetics in Malaysia. All cosmetic products related to skincare, haircare, colour cosmetics, etc. must be notified with the NPRA before they can be marketed in Malaysia.  For any foreign Cosmetics product manufacturer, it is mandatory to have a local entity or local presence in Malaysia to carry out Regulatory services and registration procedures with the NPRA. Companies that are responsible for placing the cosmetic products in the market are known as Cosmetic Notification Holders ("CNH"). Cosmetics Notification will be submitted using the Quest 3+ Online System.

Cosmetics Registration in Malaysia

Evaluation of the dossier starts after the payment of the registration fee. Once an Import license is obtained, the product can be imported to Malaysia for sample analysis. After the evaluation of the dossier and sample analysis, approval/rejection of the product is notified via the Quest 3+ system.

Freyr Expertise

  • Product Classification
  • Formulation/Ingredient Analysis
  • Claims Review
  • Label Review
  • Cosmetic Notification in Malaysia with the NPRA
  • Product Information File (PIF) Compilation
  • Ministry of Health (MOH) Audit Consultancy
  • Cosmetic Notification Holder (CNH) Services
  • Quest Membership Registration
  • Cosmetic Safety Assessment Report as per the ASEAN Region
  • Regulatory Intelligence


Suite 163E, Level 16,
Gurney Paragon Office Tower,
Jalan Kelawei, 10250 George Town,
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia


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