Cosmetic, medicine or food?
How to meet the regulations

Sunscreen Regulations

Sunscreen products are tightly regulated in Australia, with some formulations classed as cosmetics and some as therapeutics. The laws are different again in New Zealand, and if you don’t know them it can be a costly trap. Our team has been closely involved in the regulation of sunscreens and will help you ensure your product…

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Cosmetic and Therapeutic Regulations

Products used on the skin have to tread a delicate path. The ingredients you use in a product and the claims you make about it affect whether it is classed as a cosmetic or as a medicine – and sometimes it may come down to a single word or illustration. Some products which were considered…

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Food and Therapeutic Regulations

The ingredients you use, the claims you make on packaging and the way you present a product can determine whether it is regulated as a food or as a medicine. We can help you understand these boundaries and to position your product in the best possible way.

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Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals

These products need to be approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Administration (APVMA).  This includes insect repellents for use on humans. We can help you ensure that your product meets the APVMA’s requirements.

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