Medicines Act
(Chapter 176, Sections 9, 30 and 54)
Medicines (Cosmetic Products) (Specification and Prohibition) Order
O 16
(1st June 1997)
[1st June 1997]
1.  This Order may be cited as the Medicines (Cosmetic Products) (Specification and Prohibition) Order.
2.  In this Order —
“Category I product” means any cosmetic product falling within Part I of the First Schedule;
“Category II product” means any cosmetic product falling within Part II of the First Schedule;
“cosmetic product” means any product intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or sprayed on, or introduced into, or otherwise applied to, the human body or part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance, and includes a deodorant or any depilatory substance but does not include a soap.
Types of cosmetic products to which Order does not apply
3.  This Order shall not apply to —
(a)any cosmetic product which is also a medicinal product, and the Act and any subsidiary legislation made thereunder relating to medicinal products shall apply to such a product;
(b)any cosmetic product which is imported into Singapore solely for direct re-exportation out of Singapore, subject to such terms and conditions as may be imposed by the licensing authority; and
(bc)any cosmetic product as may be approved by the Director of Medical Services.