Is it a cosmetic product

Use our classification guide to determine whether your product can be considered a cosmetic product in Singapore.

Cosmetic product classification guide

List of products that are not cosmetic products

The following list of products are not considered cosmetic products in Singapore.

Note: This list is not exhaustive, and merely provides a list of examples of products that have previously been mistaken to be cosmetic products.

  • Products intended for oral consumption, such as beauty dietary supplements and collagen drinks.
  • Products intended for pharmaceutical or medicinal purposes, such as anti-fungal cream and antiseptic cream.
  • Preparations such as cream and ointments for the treatment of eczema, acne and psoriasis.
  • Injectable substances, such as lip filler injection and tattoo ink.
  • Medical devices, such as bandages, contact lenses, plasters and orthodontic braces.
  • Aesthetic beauty devices and tools, such as hair curlers, electronic hair straighteners, make up brushes, manicure sets, razors and false eye lashes.
  • Insect repellents.
  • Medicated oils and balms, such as ointment for pain relief.
  • Massage oils for improving blood circulation and stress relief.
  • Essential oils for use in diffusers.
  • Lubricants.
  • Sanitary pads.
  • Diapers.
  • Hand sanitisers with antiseptic or anti microbial properties.
  • Toothbrushes.
  • Dental floss.
  • Household detergents, such as dish washing detergent and laundry detergent.
  • Raw materials used to make soaps, such as sodium hydroxide.
  • Temporary tattoos.
  • Products intended only for animals and pets, such as pet shampoo.