UK Cosmetics Compliance


Background of UK Cosmetics Compliance

UK Cosmetics Compliance

The UK is one of the largest cosmetic markets in the world, with a cosmetic industry worth over £10 billion that is expected to continue to grow in the coming years. As demand for cosmetic products continues to increase, regulations are needed to ensure the safety and quality of these products.

The UK implemented its own cosmetic regulations on January 1, 2021, which are a set of rules and requirements for managing safety, labeling, advertising, and distribution. Although it is very similar to the current EU cosmetics regulations, references to the EU have been replaced. As required by Article 13 of the UK Cosmetics Regulations, the UK Government Department Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) launched the Submission Cosmetic Products Notification (SCPN) portal to allow companies to notify cosmetic products entering the UK market from January 1, 2021. UK cosmetic regulations require that Product Information Files (PIFs) be kept up-to-date and available to UK authorities in English. It is also necessary for the responsible person in the UK to be based in the UK, and for the products to be notified in the SCPN as well.

About Us

Our company offers reliable turnkey solutions to validate and register cosmetics in an efficient manner.

As experts with many years of experience in UK cosmetic regulations and cosmetic safety assessments, our company offers a range of services to help companies looking to launch cosmetic products into the UK market comply with regulatory requirements, including product safety assessments, labeling compliance, and notification and registration services. We are confident in guiding cosmetic brands through all steps of the regulatory process from start to finish and helping them succeed in the UK cosmetics market.

Major Changes to Comply with the UK Cosmetics Regulation

Portals Cosmetics marketed in the UK must be notified to the EU through the SCPN portal.
Responsible person To place a cosmetic product on the UK market, a responsible person (RP) must be established within the UK. The UK RP is responsible for ensuring compliance with the regulation, including product safety and product notification.
Labels Cosmetics placed on the UK market should be marked with the UK RP name and address. Cosmetics placed on the Northern Ireland (NI) market should be labeled with the name and address of the NI or EU-based RP. In addition, imported cosmetics must be labeled with the country of origin.

Our UK Cosmetics Compliance Services

We notify cosmetic products in the UK for domestic and foreign cosmetic manufacturers or distributors to comply with UK cosmetic regulations. Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Formula review
    • Regulatory and safety compliance of ingredients
    • INCI list establishment
    • Confirmation of mandatory laboratory testing
  • Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) preparation, including technical documents, preservative effectiveness test, stability testing, and safety assessment
  • Product Information File (PIF) preparation, including formula, CPSR A&B, GMP certificate; and evidence of the cosmetic effect
  • SCPN notification
  • Labels and claims review
  • Generation of labels with the relevant information (Including INCI list and claims)
  • PIF update (including regulatory/toxicology updates)
  • Legal representation
  • Post-marketing surveillance
  • Regulatory consulting

Our Advantages

  • A team composed of many regulatory experts, toxicologists, and scientists
  • Familiar with cosmetics regulations in multiple countries such as the UK, Europe, and the US
  • All-in full-service solutions with a clear and easy process

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