Cosmetic products are subject to legislative requirements in many countries, among which the European Union (EU) is considered the most active in regulatory development.
A cosmetic is generally defined as “Any substance or preparation for human use for the purpose of cleansing, beautifying or altering the appearance commonly to include personal toiletry products (such as shampoos and lotion), beauty products and fragrances.”
Certain products (e.g., anti-dandruff shampoo) that are classified as cosmetics in other countries (e.g., in the EU) may be regulated as Over-The-Counter (OTC) drugs (in the USA) or therapeutic goods (in Australia) or Quasi-Drugs (in Japan) or non-prescription drugs (in Canada). Although legislative requirements vary from country to country, most of the requirements can be generally grouped into the following categories:
Not only does Intertek offer you one-stop-shop solution for the above-mentioned categories, we also offer exclusive healthcare and beauty product research and development solutions, as well as production and supply chain strategies to ensure the utmost quality and safety of your cosmetics, toiletries, OTC drugs, therapeutic goods, and more.
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