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Cosmetics & Skin/Hair Care

Important: If you supply products for sale on Amazon, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings.

Examples of permitted listings

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

Examples of prohibited listings

  • Products that require a prescription or a medical professional's supervision or direction for their use, such as:
    • Corrective and cosmetic contact lenses
    • Latisse
    • Obagi Nu-Derm Sunfader
    • Obagi Nu-Derm Clear
    • Obagi Nu-Derm Blender
    • Obagi Elastiderm Decolletage Skin Lightening Complex
    • Obagi C-Therapy Nightcream
    • Obagi RX System Clarifying Serum
    • Products that contain minoxidil in excess of 5%
  • Products that are adulterated or misbranded, such as:
    • Bithionol
    • Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution
    • Chloroform
    • Halogenated salicylanilides
    • Methylene chloride
    • NeuLash
    • RapidLash
    • Vinyl chloride in aerosol products
    • Zirconium-containing complexes in aerosol products
    • Products that are unapproved for use and sale by the FDA, such as:
      • Certain unapproved products that contain minoxidil
  • Products and ingredients that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined present an unreasonable risk of injury or illness, or are otherwise unsafe, such as:
    • Chlorofluorocarbon propellants in aerosol products
    • Cosmetics containing impermissible levels of formaldehyde
    • Eyelash and eyebrow permanent dye
    • Eye makeup containing Kohl, Kajal, Al-Kahal, or Surma
    • Products containing more than 2% hydroquinone
    • Products containing excessive amounts of lead
    • Skin creams containing mercury
  • Listings claiming that a product is intended to be used for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease in humans or animals unless the claim is approved by the FDA
  • Tanning pills containing canthaxanthin
  • Henna products designed or marketed for body-decorating or any other variation of direct skin application
  • Controlled substances, including products containing:
    • Anything listed in Schedules I, II, III, IV or V of the Controlled Substances Act
    • "List I" chemicals or their derivatives as designated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Products that have passed their expiration or "use by" dates
  • Opened or used cosmetics, skin products or hair care products
  • Other prohibited products, such as:
    • LiLash
    • LiBrow
    • InStyler
  • Products that are not sealed in original manufacturer's packaging
  • 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, such as:
    • Matrix codes
    • Lot numbers
    • Serial numbers
  • Products labeled as "tester," including perfume testers, or "not intended for resale"
  • Products that do not have the FDA-required labeling

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