Review of the information standard - Cosmetics ingredient labelling

Closed 6 Jan 2020

Opened 14 Nov 2019


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the information standard on cosmetics ingredient labelling. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details.

The ACCC prefers submissions to be provided via the ACCC consultation hub.

Alternatively, submissions can also be made via post to:

Standards & Policy
Consumer Product Safety Branch
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
GPO Box 3131

Submissions may be published on the ACCC website at the end of the consultation period.

Please note any information that you believe to be of a confidential nature should be clearly marked or identified as confidential. The ACCC will not disclose the confidential information to third parties, other than advisors or consultants engaged directly by the ACCC, without first providing you with notice of its intention to do so, such as where it is compelled to do so by law.

Why your views matter

The ACCC is reviewing the information standard on cosmetics ingredient labelling.

The purpose of this review is to assess the ongoing efficacy of the information standard in providing consumers and health care providers with ready access to information about ingredients contained in cosmetic products.

Policy options

The ACCC is considering three policy options:

Option 1 - Keep the current information standard (status quo)

Option 2 - Amend the information standard

Option 3 - Allow overseas standards

Option 4 - Revoke the information standard. 

Your submissions to this consultation will help recommend the most appropriate option to the Minister.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Product Safety