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The Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008

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3.  In these Regulations—

“the 1987 Act” means the Consumer Protection Act 1987;

“agent” means an agent established within the EEA appointed by a manufacturer of a cosmetic product to act on his behalf in relation to these Regulations;

“cosmetic ingredient” means any chemical substance or preparation of synthetic or natural origin, except for perfume and aromatic compositions, used in the composition of a cosmetic product;

“cosmetic product” means any substance or preparation intended to be placed in contact with the various external parts 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, correcting body odours, protecting them, or keeping them in good condition except where such cleaning, perfuming, protecting, changing, keeping or correcting is wholly for the purpose of treating or preventing disease;

“cosmetic product intended to come into contact with the mucous membranes” means a cosmetic product intended to be applied in the vicinity of the eyes, on the lips, in the oral cavity or to the external genital organs, and does not include any cosmetic product which is intended to come into only brief contact with the skin;

the Directive” means Council Directive 76/768/EEC(1) as amended by the Community instruments set out in Schedule 2;

“the EEA” means the area comprised of the EEA States;

“finished cosmetic product” means the cosmetic product in its final formulation as placed on the market and made available to the final consumer, or its prototype;

Member State” means an EEA State;

“preservative” means a substance which is added to a cosmetic product for the primary purpose of inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in that product;

“prototype” means a first model or design that has not been produced in batches and from which the finished cosmetic product is copied or finally developed;

“supply” includes offering to supply, agreeing to supply, exposing for supply and possessing for supply, and cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly; and

UV filter” means a substance which is added to a sunscreen cosmetic product for the primary purpose of filtering ultra violet rays for the purpose of protecting the epidermis of the user from harmful effects of such ultra violet rays.

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OJ No L262, 27.9.76, p169.

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