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Cosmetics Standard 2007

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  • - F2007L03680
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This Standard allows the Minister to determine standards for cosmetics imported into, or manufactured in, Australia, having regard to Australia's international obligations.
Administered by: Health
General Comments: This Standard commences on the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment (Cosmetics) Act 2007.
Made 11 Sep 2007
Registered 14 Sep 2007
Tabled HR 18 Sep 2007
Tabled Senate 18 Sep 2007

Cosmetics Standard 2007

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989

I, BRETT MASON, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing, make this Standard under subsection 81 (1) of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989.

Dated 11 September 2007

BRETT MASON


  

  

1              Name of Standard

                This Standard is the Cosmetics Standard 2007.

2              Commencement

                This Standard commences on the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment (Cosmetics) Act 2007.

3              Definitions

                In this Standard:

Act means the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989.

AS/NZS 2604:1998 means AS/NZS 2604:1998 Sunscreen products — Evaluation and classification, published by SAI Global, as existing when this Standard commences.

4              Requirements

                A cosmetic of a product category and type mentioned in an item of Schedule 1 must comply with the standards mentioned in the item.


Schedule 1        Standards

(section 4)

  

 

Item

Product category

Product type

Standards

1

Face and nail

1.1     Tinted bases or foundation (liquids, pastes or powders) with sunscreen

1.2    Products intended for application to the lips with sunscreen

Both:

   (a)  the product must be a secondary sunscreen product within the definition of secondary sunscreen product in AS/NZS 2604:1998; and

   (b)  any protection factor or equivalent category description stated on the product’s label must be in accordance with clauses 6.2 and 6.3 of AS/NZS 2604:1998

2

Skin care

2.1     Moisturising products with sunscreen for dermal application, including anti-wrinkle, anti-ageing and skin whitening products

2.2     Sunbathing products (eg oils, creams or gels, including products for tanning without sun and after sun care products) with a sun protection factor of at least 4 and not more than 15

All of the following:

   (a)  the product must be a secondary sunscreen product within the definition of secondary sunscreen product in AS/NZS 2604:1998;

         (i)   not be presented as having a sun protection factor of more than 15; and

        (ii)   not be presented as water-resistant; and

       (iii)   if it is not stable for at least 36 months — include an expiry date or use-by date on its label; and

       (iv)   have a pack size not larger than 300mL or 300g; and

        (v)   not have a therapeutic claim, including any representation about skin cancer, made for it; and

 

 

 

   (b)  any representations in connection with the product about premature skin ageing linked to sun exposure may be made only if the product meets the performance requirements for a broad-spectrum product set out in clause 7.2 of AS/NZS 2604:1998;

   (c)  any protection factor or equivalent category description stated on the product’s label must be in accordance with clauses 6.2 and 6.3 of AS/NZS 2604:1998

3

Skin care

Antibacterial skin products

The product must:

   (a)  be presented as being active only against bacteria; and

   (b)  not be presented as being:

         (i)   active against viruses, fungi or other microbial organisms (other than bacteria); or

        (ii)   for use in connection with disease, disorders or medical conditions; or

       (iii)   active against a named bacterium that is known to be associated with a disease, disorder or medical condition; or

       (iv)   for use in connection with piercing of the skin or mucous membrane, for cosmetic or any other purpose; or

        (v)   for use in connection with any procedure associated with the risk of transmission of disease from contact with blood or other bodily fluids; or

 

 

 

       (vi)   for use before physical contact with a person who is accessing medical or health services, or who is undergoing any medical or health care procedure; or

      (vii)   for use in connection with a procedure involving venipuncture or delivery of an injection

4

Skin care

Anti-acne products (including spot treatments, cleansers, face scrubs and masks)

The product must be presented as controlling or preventing acne only through cleansing, moisturising, exfoliating or drying the skin

5

Oral hygiene

Products for care of the teeth and the mouth (eg dentifrices, mouth washes and breath fresheners)

Both:

   (a)  the only benefits claimed to result from the use of the product must be consequential on improvements to oral hygiene, including for the prevention of tooth decay or the use of fluoride for the prevention of tooth decay; and

   (b)  benefits in relation to other diseases or ailments, eg gum or other oral disease or periodontal condition, must not be claimed to result from use of the product

6

Hair care

Anti-dandruff products

The product must be presented as controlling or preventing dandruff only through cleansing, moisturising, exfoliating or drying the scalp