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"Cosmetic products" refers to substances or mixtures that are intended to be placed in contact with the external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips, external genital organs) or with the teeth and mucous membranes of the oral cavity, with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance, protecting them, keeping them in good condition, or correcting body odours.


Cosmetic products include: creams, emulsions, lotions, gels and oils for the skin, face masks, soaps, perfumes, bath and shower products, depilatories, deodorants and antiperspirants, hair dyes, products for waving, straightening and fixing hair, hairdressing, hair cleansing, and hair conditioning products, shaving products (creams, foams, aftershaves), products for making up and removing make-up, products intended for application to the lips, dental and oral care products, products for nail care and nail polish, products for external intimate hygiene, sun protection products, self-tanning products, skin-bleaching products and anti-wrinkle products.


Substances or mixtures intended to be ingested, injected or implanted in the human body are not regarded as cosmetic products.