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Cosmetics policy

Listings for used cosmetics, sponges, or applicators are not allowed.

Used cosmetics present health and safety concerns because the products and applicators used to apply them often come into direct contact with the body. This is why we generally don't allow them to be sold on eBay.

What is the policy?

  • Listings for used cosmetics, sponges, or applicators are not allowed. This includes products such as skin moisturizers, sunscreens, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup preparations, shampoos, permanent waves, hair colors, toothpastes, and deodorants
  • Used cosmetic brushes can be sold but must be thoroughly cleaned
  • Cosmetics, colognes, perfumes, and lotions must come in the original container
  • Homemade cosmetics must comply with government regulations

Activity that doesn't follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Visit Seller Help - opens in new window or tab to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.

Why does eBay have this policy?

We require sellers to follow all federal and state laws and regulations when listing on eBay. Because the sale of used cosmetics may be regulated or prohibited by law, or may cause harm to eBay or its members, we don't allow sellers to list these items.

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