ERPA Cosmetics

What is a cosmetic product?


“A ‘cosmetic product’ shall mean any substance or preparation intended to be placed in contact with various external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous mem- branes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance and/or correcting body odours and/or protecting them or keeping them in good condition.”

(Art. 1., 76/768/EEC, p. 4, 24.04.2008)