What are the rules for selling cosmetics?

Posted 26/02/2021 in Uncategorised
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If you’ve looked into making and selling your own cosmetic products, you’ll be aware of just how confusing it can be. The scary thing is, some people new to the industry don’t even know that there is any legislation to comply with!

First of all what is a Cosmetic?

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 mucous membranes 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.


Kathryn Adams from Handmade by Kathryn has been kind enough to put together a checklist of things you need to consider when selling cosmetics. You can download the checklist HERE.

And for more detailed information please head straight over to Kathryn’s blog post
The Legal Stuff – What are the rules for selling cosmetics?

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