Specific Topics

Changed on: 02.02.2017

CMR substances


The use of CMR substances is prohibited as they are cancerogenic, mutagenic and toxic in terms of reproduction.

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Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials are used in cosmetic products primarily as encapsulating or carrier systems to transport active substances into deeper skin layers. They are also used as optimised UV filters in sunscreen products.

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Endocrine substances

Endocrine disruptive substances are used in cosmetic products mainly as preservatives and UV filters.

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Organic and Natural Cosmetics

The terms organic and natural cosmetics are regulated in the Austrian Food Code in Austria.

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Fruit and Preparations

Be careful with highly concentrated fruit acid preparations for self-application. Possible consequences may be skin irritation, serious sunburn and eye damage.

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Tierversuche sind verboten

There has been a general ban on animal tests for all cosmetic products produced in Austria since 1999 in line with the Austrian Animal Protection Ac

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