Consumer protection provided by the European medical device and cosmetic legislation for condoms and lubricants.

Last updated on 21-1-2020 by Jill Alexandre

Peer reviewed scientific article




Personal lubricants and lubricants used in condoms contain a number of ingredients which are also present in cosmetic products. These have to comply to the medical device regulation (745/2017) which should provide the same level of consumer protection, if not more, as foreseen in the legal framework of cosmetics (1223/2009). In the current study we developed an analytical method capable of identifying and quantifying 15 ingredients, commonly found in lubricants and cosmetics. Based upon their most important toxicological endpoint, the substances involved were grouped in three toxicological …

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