Regulatory Compliance & Responsible Person Services for companies selling and importing cosmetic products into the UK and Europe.

Regulatory Compliance & Responsible Person Services for companies selling and importing cosmetic products into the UK and Europe.

Cosmetic Product Safety

Covid-19 Update: Our service is currently unaffected by the Coronavirus outbreak. However, it is anticipated that lead times may be impacted should that situation change.  We will continue to offer the best service possible during this difficult time and will provide full updates to our customers in the event of such a change.

Responsible Person

For a cosmetic product to be legally placed onto the UK and/or the European market a Responsible Person must be appointed under the relevant Cosmetic Regulation. The Responsible Person is a key role within the Regulation(s) and put simply they have overall legal responsibility for compliance of their products.

The Responsible Person for the UK must be based in the UK; the Responsible Person for the EU market must be established in the EU community. Their name and address must appear on the product label.

Connect Compliance can support clients wishing to sell their products into both the UK and/or the EU because we are established in both the UK and an EU 27-member state.

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Product Information File and Safety Assessment

The Cosmetic Regulation(s) require that a Product Information File (PIF) be in place for each product. The PIF includes various data along with a Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR).

Connect Compliance will compile, verify, and maintain your PIF and complete the CPSR in keeping with UK and EU requirements.

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Cosmetic Product Labels and Claims

The product labels must comply with the requirements of the Regulation(s) and any claims made for the efficacy of the product must be substantiated.

Connect Compliance conduct label reviews in keeping Cosmetic Regulation requirements. We also review product claims along with supporting data.

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Cosmetic Product Testing

As set out in the CPSR details must be provided on the stability of the cosmetic product under reasonably foreseeable storage conditions. The CPSR also requires microbiological specification of the cosmetic product and the results of a preservation challenge test (PET). In addition, the CPSR requires relevant characteristics of packaging material, in particular purity and stability.

Connect Compliance will arrange for cosmetic product testing at competitive prices.

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Notification of the Cosmetic Product to the relevant Authority

Each cosmetic product must be notified before it is put onto the market.

For the UK, the UK Submit Cosmetic Product Notification (SCPN) service must be used. For the EU it is the European Commission’s database, the Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP).

Connect Compliance will notify your products onto the appropriate system depending on your market of sale.

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