What is a Cosmetic?

Modified on Thu, 17 Dec 2020 at 01:27 PM

As defined by AICIS, A cosmetic product is a substance designed to be used on any external part of the body - or inside the mouth - to change its odour or appearance, cleanse it, keep it in good condition or protect it.

 

Examples of cosmetics


Face and nail

  • Lipstick and lip balms with SPF sunscreen that comply with the Therapeutic Goods (Excluded Goods) Determination, 2018
  • Nail care products including nail hardeners and products to deter nail biting
  • Make-up such as mascara, eyeshadow, primer and bronzer
  • Nail polish and varnish
  • Tinted bases and foundation without SPF sunscreen, including liquids, pastes and powders
  • Make-up removers
  • Lipstick and lip balms without SPF sunscreen
  • Face masks and scrubs

 

Hair care and hairdressing products 

  • Anti-dandruff hair care products that comply with the Therapeutic Goods (Excluded Goods) Determination, 2018
  • Hair tints, hair dyes and bleaches
  • Products for waving, straightening and fixing hair
  • Hair-setting products such as gels, sprays and lotions
  • Shampoo and hair-cleansing products, including lotions and powders
  • Hair conditioner
  • Hairdressing products such as lotions, lacquers and brilliantines

Oral and dental hygiene

  • Toothpaste and gel
  • Denture cleansers and adhesives
  • Some dental bleaches and whiteners
  • Desensitising toothpastes and gels are NOT cosmetics. They are therapeutics and are regulated by the TGA.

Perfumes

  • Perfumes and colognes
  • Eau de toilette
  • Eau de colognes
  • Eau de parfum

Personal hygiene

  • Feminine hygiene products such as intimate cleaners, deodorants, wash, powder, moisturisers and gels. We do not regulate pads, tampons, and panty liners because they are classified as articles.
  • Deodorants
  • Cleansers, including soap, deodorant, astringent and skin washes
  • Shaving products, such as creams, foams, and lotions
  • Bath and shower preparations, such as salts, foams, oils, and gels
  • Depilatories
  • After-bath powders
  • Hygienic powders

Skin care


PLEASE REFER TO OUR SUPPORTED PRODUCTS AND EXCLUDED PRODUCTS LIST FOR WHAT PRODUCTS WE ARE ABLE TO COVER UNDER OUR COSMETIC MANUFACTURERS POLICY. 

 

 

 

 


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