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European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Cosmetic Regulations

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Switzerland

The EFTA countries recognize the EU regulatory system for cosmetics.  There are intricacies to the relationship and recognition.  If you have questions about this, please contact us.

COSMETIC DEFINITION

The Swiss definition of a cosmetic product aligns with the EU cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 EC Regulation.

“Any substance or mixture intended to be placed in contact with the external part 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, protecting them, keeping them in good condition or correcting body odors

A substance or mixture to be ingested, inhaled, injected or implanted into the human body is not considered a cosmetic product.”