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Open for public comment: proposed amendments to the General Rules – closes 17 September 2021.

Dermal use

Dermal use

Means application on the external skin only. 

It can include application to the:

  • skin on the body and face (for example, body or face lotion)
  • outer skin of the eyelids near the eyes (for example, eyeshadow and eyeliner)
  • eyelashes (for example, mascara)
  • around the eyes (for example, eye cream).

It does not include applications:

  • inside the eyes (for example, on the eyeball)
  • inside the mouth or the oral cavity which includes the inner lining or mucosa
  • on the teeth.
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