Is my product a cosmetic?

Last update 12 September 2017

Nearly all ingredients in cosmetic products are regulated as industrial chemicals under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 (ICNA Act).

Answer the following questions to determine whether your product is a cosmetic, or a therapeutic good regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Is your product a cosmetic?

Is it a substance or preparation (product) intended to be placed in contact with any external part of the human body (skin, hair, nails), including the teeth or inside the mouth?