The term "cosmetic products" encompasses a broad range of very different and diverse goods and is detailed officially in Regulation (EC) 1223/2009.
Cosmetic products are: any substance or mixture intended to be placed in contact with the external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external intimate areas) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance, protecting them, keeping them in good condition or correcting body odours. Products that do not conform clearly to that definition of cosmetic products are called borderline products.
Notification of a serious undesired effect
Consumers and doctors should notify the appropriate food safety authority of any serious, undesired health effects. You can find further details under "Service Cosmetics".
Placing Cosmetic Products on the Market
You can find more details on the requirements for cosmetic products and on the market placement of cosmetic products in the service section, under "Cosmetics Law".
Examination of Cosmetic Products
You can find more details on the examination and assessment of cosmetic samples in our service section, under "Examinations Spectrum".