Committed to Maintaining High Quality and Safety
The CTFA is the cosmetic industry’s voice in South Africa, committed to maintaining high quality and safety of personal care products.
We provide all the necessary technical expertise and advice on ingredients, labelling, packaging and product claims.
We are vibrant and dynamic, comprising of multinational giants, local brand owners and small entrepreneurial companies.
The CTFA supports a sustainable and respected South African Cosmetic Industry.
EXPLORE THE CTFA
The association represents the interests of its member companies and actively articulates industry viewpoints to government departments.
The CTFA works together with industry, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), the Department of Health (DoH) and international bodies to develop and advise on standards and regulations pertinent to the South African cosmetic industry.
Policy and Legislation
The CTFA monitors international regulatory developments and keeps Members updated on the Regulatory Control of cosmetics and overall legislative changes.
Through international affiliations, European Commission (EC), Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), The Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA), The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), CTFA advises on global harmonization standards.
Certificates of Free Sale
The CTFA issues Certificates of Free Sale for Member Companies, attesting Member validation and the product list to be exported.
CTFA Cosmetic Guidelines
This consists of clear guidelines to explain the obligations of cosmetic companies under the South African Regulatory framework.