2018 年 42 巻 3 号 p. 162-171
Cosmetics and medicated cosmetics are recognized as a necessity of daily life to increase the quality of life, and are used to maintain health and increase beauty. Cosmetics and medicated cosmetics are mainly regulated by The Law on Securing Quality, Efficacy and Safety of Products Including Pharmaceuticals and Medical devices. The main purpose of the Law is to improve public health, and to achieve this, securement of the quality, efficacy, and safety of cosmetics etc. is required. To fulfill the purpose, it is necessary to understand the regulation for cosmetics and medicated cosmetics accurately and to follow the Law properly. In this report, the definition of cosmetics and medicated cosmetics, regulations on ingredients and efficacy-effects, and regulations for selling cosmetics etc. are described.