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 and the European Cosmetic Regulation

The European Cosmetic Regulation EC 1223/2009 sets out the actions required in order for a cosmetic to be placed legally onto the UK & EU markets. Central to this is the role of the Responsible Person which is defined within the Regulation and put simply they have overall legal responsibility for compliance of their products. The Responsible Person must currently be based in the UK or another EU member state and their name and address must appear on the product label.

Connect Compliance and Brexit: In addition to our UK company, Connect Compliance has established a subsidiary company in another EU member state. We are prepared and ready to adapt to future changes in the regulatory framework if required. For example, should a separate Responsible Person and Product Information File (PIF) be required in both the EU and also UK then we already have this covered.

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Connect Compliance Limited provide clients with EU 3rd party Responsible Person services. Along with RP we also provide services covering each element of the EU Cosmetic Regulation EC 1223/2009 in keeping with client needs. We also provide support for other jurisdictions.

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Product Information File and Safety Assessment

The Cosmetic Regulation requires that a Product Information File (PIF) is in place for each product. The PIF includes various data along with a Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR). The CPSR must include a full European Safety Assessment conducted by a qualified person.

Connect Compliance Limited will compile, verify, manage and maintain your PIF, CPSR, along with completing your European Safety Assessment and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

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Cosmetic Product Labels and Claims

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

Connect Compliance Limited conduct label reviews in keeping EU 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 Limited will arrange for cosmetic product testing at competitive prices.

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Notification to the EU Commission through their Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP)

The product must be notified to the European Commission through the Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP) before it is put onto the EU market.

Connect Compliance Limited will notify your products onto the CPNP.

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Post market surveillance for cosmetic products

Once the product is on the market the Responsible Person must ensure that they have processes in place for post market surveillance which enable them to fulfil their responsibilities.

Connect Compliance Limited provides guidance on the requirements and practical ways to meet them.

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Training on the Cosmetic Regulation EC 1223/2009

We offer a range of training programmes on the EU Cosmetic Regulation which can be tailored to meet specific client needs. Our trainers have experience in working across all levels of organisations, groups and stakeholders.

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