UK COSMETIC NOTIFICATION
Before your cosmetic product can be sold in the UK market, you must register your company and then notify each product on the UK Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) as you will be the ‘Responsible Person’ when selling the products under your brand name. Cosmiko will provide a PIF file upon request for each private label product you purchase.
Follow this link for further information on how to notify a cosmetic product in the UK.
You will need to provide the following details:
The category and name of the cosmetic product
Your name as the responsible person
The Product Information File (PIF)
Details of a named contact for urgent enquiries
Details of any nanomaterials the cosmetic product contains
Details of any carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction (CMR) substances the cosmetic product contains
The chemical details of substances
A summary of the ingredients
An image of the product’s label
A photograph of the cosmetic product packaging
EU COSMETIC NOTIFICATION
Before your cosmetic product can be sold in the EU market, you will need to nominate a responsible person registered as an EU resident / consulting company to act on your behalf and notify the products for your brand on the EU CPNP Cosmetics portal. There will be a fee involved for their consultancy. They will provide you with their EU registered address to be used on the label and box designs for each product.
We can provide Cosmetic Safety Reports (CPSR) for each product under your brand/product name you are notifying on the EU Cosmetics Portal. The charge for this is £300 + VAT per product CPSR and will take 4 weeks to process.
If you require additional testing and documentation for the product formulas you are selling under your brand, we can provide the following services.
Stability Testing – The purpose of stability testing cosmetic products is to ensure that a new or modified product meets the intended physical, chemical and microbiological quality standards as well as functionality and aesthetics when stored under appropriate conditions.
£200 + VAT per product
Compatability Testing – The purpose of compatibility testing is to check the physical product (cream or gel) is compatible with its packaging (bottle or jar), and to observe the possibility of chemical reactions. This is to test the chemical, physical and biological characteristics of the formulation, or the product formula.
£200 + VAT per product
Preservative Efficacy Testing (PET) or Challenge Testing – A challenge test is a procedure in which a product is challenged by exposure to specified types of bacteria and fungi to determine whether it is adequately preserved. Assessment of preservative efficacy is needed over the intended shelf-life of that product.
£250+ VAT per product
Follow this link for further information on how to notify a cosmetic product in the EU.