Laws

Elaboration procedures have been long, but finally the European Union has detailed and specific laws concerning cosmetics. They define a series of rules under banner of three main targets: product safety, proved efficacy, customer information. Are they clear, detailed and univocal for all Member States? Not exactly, but they have the good merit to settle the co-operation needed among the different professional characters: in first place, the formulator, who must be aware about forbidden and allowed ingredients and their limits of use. Then, the technical manager, who is responsible for the GMP observation and quality checks. Additionally, the safety assessor, who becomes the supervisor for the immediate and long-term toxicological impact of the cosmetic product. Finally, the responsible for launching the products on the market. He must particularly take care of the label norms, in addition to the above mentioned responsibilities, that he shares with the listed professionals. The result of such co-operation is the Cosmetic Dossier, as is requested by the law: a rational and detailed collection of all the relevant product informationís.


Cosmetic Products Regulation (EC) N. 1223/2009 applies from July 11, 2013.

The new Regulation 1223/2009 introduces new requirements such as:
  • Redefinition of the roles and responsibilities of the Responsible Person
  • Notification of cosmetic products via the European Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP)
  • A more accurate Cosmetic Safety Assessment
  • The new "identity card" gathering the essential cosmetic documentation called Product Information File (PIF)
  • New rules about the use of substances classified as Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or toxic for Reproduction (CMR substances) and nano-materials
  • Harmonization of claims (Regulation (EC) N. 655/2013)
We can assist you with complete consulting services assuring the fulfillment of all these requirements and guarantee the productís compliance with the EU cosmetic regulation. According to the article 4 of Regulation 1223/2009 we could also assume the role of the Responsible Person.