This article applies to selling in: Australia

Cosmetics & Skin/Hair Care

Reminder: All listings and products must comply with all laws and regulations.

Examples of permitted listings

  • Packaged cosmetics and skin or hair care products that are not otherwise restricted and are appropriately described and labeled.

Examples of prohibited listings

  • Products that require a prescription or a medical professional's supervision or direction for their use, such as:
    • Corrective and cosmetic contact lenses
    • Latisse
    • Obagi Nu-Derm Sunfader
    • Obagi Nu-Derm Clear
    • Obagi Nu-Derm Blender
    • Obagi Elastiderm Decolletage Skin Lightening Complex
    • Obagi C-Therapy Nightcream
    • Obagi RX System Clarifying Serum
    • Products that contain minoxidil in excess of 5%
  • Products that are adulterated or misbranded, such as:
    • Bithionol
    • Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution
    • Chloroform
    • Halogenated salicylanilides
    • Methylene chloride
    • NeuLash
    • RapidLash
    • Vinyl chloride in aerosol products
    • Zirconium-containing complexes in aerosol products
    • Products that are unapproved for use and sale by the FDA, such as:
      • Certain unapproved products that contain minoxidil
  • Products and ingredients that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) or another Australian regulator has determined present an unreasonable risk of injury or illness, or are otherwise unsafe, such as:
    • Chlorofluorocarbon propellants in aerosol products
    • Cosmetics containing impermissible levels of formaldehyde
    • Eyelash and eyebrow permanent dye
    • Eye makeup containing Kohl, Kajal, Al-Kahal, or Surma
    • Products containing more than 2% hydroquinone
    • Products containing excessive amounts of lead
    • Skin creams containing mercury
  • Listings claiming that a product is intended to be used for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease in humans or animals
  • Henna products designed or marketed for body-decorating or any other variation of direct skin application Controlled substances
  • Products that have passed their expiration or "use by" dates
  • Opened or used cosmetics, skin products or hair care products
  • Products that are not sealed in original manufacturer's packaging
  • Products that have had their packaging altered in such a way that removes or obscures any identifying codes placed on the packaging by the manufacturer or distributor.
  • Products labelled as "tester," including perfume testers, or "not intended for resale"
  • Products that do not have the legally-required ingredient or other labelling
  • Teeth Whitening products containing:
    • More than 6% hydrogen peroxide
    • More than 18% carbamide peroxide

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