The evaluation of product claims cannot be separated from the consideration of whether a product is a cosmetic or not. Whether a product can be considered to be a cosmetic product depends on several factors, claims are an important element of this process. This guideline provides a simple 5-step decision-making process that helps to identify products and claims which can be considered to be cosmetics. The document also provides some examples of unacceptable claims for cosmetic products. However, it is not to be taken as the final authority nor as an exhaustive list.
DECISION PROCESS TO IDENTIFY COSMETIC PRODUCTS AND ALLOWABLE CLAIMS
UNACCEPTABLE CLAIMS FOR COSMETIC PRODUCTS