Dr Emma Meredith, Director-General, CTPA
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What Do We Mean By 'Cosmetics'?
Credit: Cosmetics Europe
'A 'cosmetic product' shall mean any substance or mixture intended to be placed in contact with the various external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucus membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to...'
Cosmetic products can be divided into five main categories:
Essentiality of Our Industry
As consumers, we feel the impact of our cosmetics and personal care products acutely. The connection between how we look and how we feel was clear from polling carried out for CTPA by Opinium* in Spring 2022.
*Opinium poll with 2000 UK adults between 25 February and 1 March 2022. Learn more in the CTPA Annual Report 2021.