After a long public consultation period China’s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) recently approved two new cosmetic ingredients:

- PM-Lysine (INCI name: Polymethacryloyl Lysine, CAS: 543700-70-5), and,


- Nivitol (INCI name: Dimethoxytolyl Propylresorcinol, CAS: 869743-37-3).


These substances are the first to be approved by the SFDA since the agency took over responsibilities of approving new cosmetic ingredients from the Ministry of Health in 2008.

The original text of the SFDA’s notification can be found here: