Definition of IFRA Classes

January 08, 2019

Definition of IFRA Classes - Aromatic Ingredients

Definition of IFRA Classes

Class 1

Toys; Lip Products of all types (solid and liquid lipsticks, balms, clear or coloured etc…)

Class 2

Deodorant and Antiperspirant products of all types (spray, stick, roll-on, under-arm and body etc...)

Class 3.A

Hydroalcoholic products applied to recently shaved skin (EdT range)

Class 3.B

Hydroalcoholic products applied to recently shaved skin (fine fragrance range)

Class 3.C

 Eye Products of all types (eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, eye make-up, etc…) including eye cream Men’s Facial Creams and Balms

Class 3.D


Class 4.A

Hydroalcoholic Products applied to unshaved skin (EdT range) Ingredients of Perfume Kits

Scent Strips for Hydroalcoholic Products, "scratch and sniff", other paper products not mentioned elsewhere for which skin exposure is only incidental (e.g. spectacle cleaning tissues)

Class 4.B

Hydroalcoholic Products applied to unshaved skin (Fine Fragrance range)

Class 4.C

Hair Styling Aids and Hair Sprays of all types (pumps, aerosol sprays, etc…); Hair Deodorant Body Creams, Oils, Lotions of all types (including baby creams, lotions, oils) Fragrance Compounds for Cosmetic Kits, Foot Care Products

Class 4.D

Fragrancing Cream

Class 5

 Women's Facial Creams/Facial Make-up (excluding eye cream); Facial Masks; Hand Cream

Wipes or refreshing tissues for Face, Neck, Hands, Body

Class 6

Mouthwash, Toothpaste

Class 7.A

Intimate Wipes; Baby Wipes

Class 7.B

Insect Repellent (intended to be applied to the skin)

Class 8

Make-up Removers of all types (not including face cleansers) Hair Styling Aids Non-Spray of all types (mousse, gels, leave-in conditioners etc...) Nail Care

All Powders & Talcs (including baby powders and talcs)

Class 9.A

Liquid Soap, Bar Soap (toilet soap); Depilatory; Conditioner (rinse-off), Shampoos of all types (including baby shampoos) Face Cleansers of all types (washes, gels, scrubs, etc…)

Shaving Creams of all types (stick, gels, foams, etc…) Body Washes of all types (including baby washes)

Shower Gels of all types; Bath Gels, Foams, Mousses, Salts, Oils and other products added to bathwater

Class 9.B

 Feminine hygiene pads / liners

Class 9.C

‘Other’ Aerosols (including air fresheners sprays but not including deodorant/antiperspirants, hair styling aids spray)

Class 10.A

Hand wash/Machine wash Laundry Detergents of all types (liquid, powder, tablet, etc…) including Laundry Bleaches Other Household Cleaning Products (fabric cleaners, soft surface cleaners, carpet cleaners etc…)

Dry Cleaning Kits Fabric Softeners of all types including fabric softener sheets

Hand Dishwashing Detergent. Hard Surface Cleaners of all types (bathroom and kitchen cleansers, furniture polish etc...)

Shampoos for pets

Class 10.B


Toilet seat wipes

Class 11.A

All non-skin contact, including: Air Fresheners and fragrancing of all types (excluding aerosol products): plug-ins, solid substrate, membrane delivery; Toilet blocks; Joss Sticks, Incense; Insecticides (mosquito coil, paper, electrical, etc...excluding aerosols); Plastic articles (excluding toys); Candles; Fuels; Paints; Floor wax; Liquid refills for air fresheners (cartridge system)

Class 11.B

All incidental skin contact, including:

Machine Dish wash Detergents and Deodorizers. Machine only Laundry Detergents (e.g. liquitabs) Deodorizers/Maskers (e.g. fabric drying machine deodorizers, carpet powder) Pot pourri, fragrancing sachets, liquid refills for air fresheners (non-cartridge systems), etc... Shoe polishes; Cat Litter; Animal Sprays (excluding aerosols); Treated Textiles (e.g. starch sprays, fabric treated with fragrances after wash, deodorizers for textiles or fabrics, tights with moisturizers);

Odored Distilled Water (that can be added to steam irons)


Disclaimer: This Certificate provides restrictions for use of the specified product based only on those materials restricted by IFRA Standards for the toxicity endpoint(s) described in each Standard. This Certificate does not provide certification of a comprehensive safety assessment of all product constituents.