The 10 “special-use cosmetics” categories defined in China includes following functional products: 1) hair growth; 2) hair dye; 3) hair perm; 4) depilating products; 5) beauty breast; 6) body fitness (slimming products); 7)deodorant; 8) anti-spot; 9) whitening (freckle-removing); 10)sunscreens.
The overseas company should conduct imported product registration if the product falls into the “special-use cosmetics” category. And before the registration work starts, the overseas company should appoint a Chinese legal entity as its representative for this registration. Such Chinese legal entity is called Responsible Agent (RA). A RA can be your Chinese local subsidiary company, the importer or agent such as Accestra.
The whole registration process may take 9-12 months at least.