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What is an Ingredient Listing?

It is compulsory for cosmetics to have an ingredient listing on the packaging.

This is a list of the raw materials used to create the product. The ingredients are listed in descending order of usage.  In other words, the ingredient listed first is usually present at the highest level in the formulation. This is a useful guide for consumers who want to avoid certain ingredients (e.g. due to allergies), or conversely for anyone looking to use cosmetic products that contain specific raw materials.

Further information can be found on the CTFA website – www.ctfa.co.za

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