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Close-up young beautiful face of girl applying moisturize cream - isolated - stock photoIn accordance with EU Regulations No 1223/2009 OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products, a “cosmetic product” shall mean any substance or preparation intended to be placed in contact with the various external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance and/or correcting body odors and/or protecting them or keeping them in good condition.

The Regulation established a ban on any experiments in animals with ingredients or finished products and on the other hand, it demands that any cosmetic product marketed within the European Union, be harmless for human health.

In consequence, a series of methods have been validated which substitute studies in animals (in vitro studies) and allow to offer the consumers an equivalent level of protection. On the other hand, parameters such as irritant or sensitization capacity, photo toxicity and many other determination, may be used in human beings with minimally invasive and highly reliable techniques.

European and national authorities have the responsibility to control marketed cosmetic products which should have Doctora_sonriendo the following characteristics: their ingredients should be safe and have a very low toxicity threshold. Additionally, sensitization and irritant potential of the products should also be low and must be controlled.

With the aim to verify these parameters, a great variety of clinical studies in healthy volunteers have been designed and carried out.