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23 November 2020

The TGA only assesses cosmetic products that make therapeutic claims.

Ingredients in cosmetic products, even those described as 'natural', are regulated as industrial chemicals under the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019, which is administered by the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS).

To make sure that these products are safe for consumers, workers and the environment, the Australian Government assesses the risks associated with cosmetic products and/or ingredients manufactured or imported into Australia.

To find out if your product is a cosmetic regulated by AICIS, please follow the process map provided by AICIS.

On 24 April 2020 the Excluded Goods Order was replaced by Therapeutic Goods (Declared Goods) Order No.2 of 2019.

Enquiries about the regulation of cosmetic products should be directed to AICIS in the first instance.