Dr Emma Meredith, Director-General, CTPA
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:
- perfumes and fragrances
- decorative cosmetics (make-up)
- skin care
- hair care