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European Cosmetics Directive

Definition:

The Cosmetics Directive (76/768/EEC) is the overall piece of EC legislation that regulates the manufacture and placing on the market of cosmetic products. Its main aim is to ensure that cosmetics are not harmful under normal or foreseeable conditions of use. Adopted by the European Union in 1976, it has since been substantially revised many times.

Source: GreenFacts

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The consolidated version of the directive is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/cosmetics/ 

Source: GreenFacts


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