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Cosmetics

The below is guidance only. Amazon reserves the right to remove any listing it considers to be inappropriate for sale for any reason.

Examples of Permitted Listings

Reminder: all listings and products must comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

  • Packaged cosmetics and skin or hair care products that are not otherwise restricted and are appropriately described and labeled

Examples of Prohibited Listings

  • Opened or used cosmetics, skin products or hair care products
  • Decanted perfumes and fragrances
  • Products that have passed their expiration or "use by" dates
  • Products that are not sealed in original manufacturer's packaging
  • Products that are adulterated or misbranded
  • Products that have had their packaging altered in such a way that removes or obscures any identifying codes placed on the packaging by the manufacturer or distributor
  • Products labeled as "tester," including perfume testers, or "not intended for resale"
  • Products that require a prescription or a medical professional's supervision or direction for their use, or which include prescription only ingredients.
  • Products that contain any of the prohibited ingredients listed in the EU Regulation 1223/2009 on Cosmetic Products, or that exceed the maximum limits stated therein, or which use is restricted to professionals, like
    • cosmetics containing hydroquinone
    • cosmetics containing vitamin K1 (Phytonadione)
    • teeth whitening products which contain or release more than 0.1% of hydrogen peroxide
    • hair products which contain or release more than 12% of hydrogen peroxide
    • skin whitening products which contain or release more than 4% of hydrogen peroxide
    • nail hardening products which contain or release more than 2% of hydrogen peroxide
    • products intended for eyelashes which contain or release more than 2% of hydrogen peroxide
  • Products and ingredients that governmental agencies have determined present an unreasonable risk of injury or illness, or are otherwise unsafe
  • Sunscreen with UV filters other than those allowed in EU Regulation 1223/2009
  • Products that contain or claim to contain snake oil

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