Author M. Aebersold, A. Borchard-Becker, J. Burfeindt, H. Dittmar, S. Gehrig, B. Hirschmann, B. Huber, B. Irrgang, A. Keck-Wilhelm, E. Kratz, L. Neumann, A. Sättler, S. Schwartau
Journal Edition sofw journal 1/2-2021

Preamble

Cosmetic products contribute towards the wellbeing of consumers, and everyday life can no longer be imagined without them. During the past years, consumers have increasingly turned to natural cosmetics or nature-orientated cosmetics. However, natural cosmetics, nature-orientated cosmetics and conventional cosmetics cannot always be clearly differentiated from one another. Depending on their intended use, many products include more or less natural ingredients. Not all cosmetic products can be made from natural substances alone, such as certain sunscreens and decorative cosmetics or also certain hair dyes. As a matter of principle, all cosmetic products are subject to the comprehensive conditions imposed by the EU cosmetics legislation, and every product must undergo a detailed safety assessment.

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