Many chemicals used in perfumes, cosmetics and personal care products have shown to be unsafe for use under certain conditions, with effects ranging from being an irritant or allergen to causing cancer. It is for this reason that international standards and local regulations are in place for these consumer goods.

In the United Arab Emirates, registration and certification of perfumes, cosmetics and personal care products according to the requirements of UAE.S GSO 1943 through the Emirates Authority of Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) is mandatory by law before launching, handling and selling inside the country.

Who should register?

Manufacturers or traders of the following cosmetics, perfumes and personal care products intended for the UAE market:

Baby products Bath products Eye Makeup products Facial Makeup products Hair Care products Hair Dye and Hair Coloring products Nail products Oral Care products Personal Cleanliness products Personal Cleanliness products Face Care products Body Care products Hand Care products Foot Care products Sunscreen and Suntan products Hair removing products Eau de Parfum (EDP) Eau de Toilette (EDT) Cologne Splash After Shave Concentrated Oil (Extrait)

What certification scheme to apply for?

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