Borderline Products

Innovation allows the development of cosmetic products with ever higher biological activity. However, concerns can be raised by authorities whether such products can still  be considered as cosmetics. 

The presentation will show how the EU cosmetics definition can be used to develop a set of criteria enabling classification of products as cosmetics and how to delineate them against biocides or  pharmaceuticals.

The concept of secondary product purpose will be explained and guidance presented how this can impact on product classification.  Important Court Cases will be presented that support the classification criteria and can help companies to justify their decision to place a product on the market as a cosmetic.