Information about Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009

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Latest news on Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009

The Working Group on Cosmetic Products, which is chaired by the European Commission and is composed of representatives of the EU Member States and EFTA, Cosmetics Europe, the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI), the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), the International Natural and Organic Cosmetic Association (NATRUE), the European Organisation of Cosmetic Ingredients Industries and Services (Unitis), and the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UEAPME), has recently updated the manual on the scope of application of the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009.

The guidance goes beyond abstract rules and addresses their actual application although the views expressed are not legally binding, since only the Court of Justice can give an authoritative interpretation of Union law.

It is possible to find answers and explanations to the questions like the ones below:

Is a tongue brush which releases a substance or a mixture a cosmetic product?

Is an item of clothing, which releases a substance or a mixture to the skin a cosmetic product?

Are tooth picks and tooth floss cosmetic products?

Is a patch a cosmetic product?

Is a washable, temporary “tattoo” (i.e. a little picture which is moistened and subsequently projected on the skin through pressure) a cosmetic product?

Is a wipe which releases a substance or a mixture a cosmetic product?

Is a wig a cosmetic product?

Is a product used in order to keep teeth clean or to reduce bad breath which presents itself as a chewing gum a cosmetic product?

The manual is available below.


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