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Cosmetics FAQs

How will cosmetic reforms affect the health and safety of Australians and the environment?

Cosmetic products are required to list all ingredients on the label, not just the active ingredients and any ingredients known to cause adverse effects. This increases consumer awareness of product composition, allowing consumers to make informed choices and avoid products containing chemicals they may be sensitive to or concerned about.

New cosmetic ingredients are subject to assessment and existing cosmetic chemicals can be reviewed on a priority basis based on health and environmental concerns. Anyone can nominate chemicals to NICNAS for priority review. New ingredients introduced under various exemption categories must be reported to NICNAS annually and will be subject to compliance audits to ensure the maintenance of OH&S, public health and environmental health standards.

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