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Borderline products

Borderline products

Sometimes it may be unclear whether a particular product is a cosmetic product under cosmetics legislation or whether it falls under other sectorial legislation. In the case of these “borderline products”, the decision on a product’s classification must be taken on a case-by-case basis.

The European Commission has published guidance documents to facilitate the application of EU legislation in these cases. They include a manual on the scope of application of the Cosmetics Regulation and the various guidelines on the borderline between cosmetics legislation and other sectorial legislation.