Brexit and Cosmetics
Brexit en Cosmetics
Brexit is a fact! Starting in 2021, the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union. As a consequence, the European Cosmetic regulation is no longer valid for cosmetic products that are sold on the UK market
If you plan to sale a cosmetics product on the EU market, you need to comply with the regulation as stated in Cosmeticregulation 1223/2009. This EU regulation is currently being copied by the UK. The major differences will occur when either the UK or EU decides to change its regulation. However, all cosmetic products need to be registered in a separate UK portal CPNP.
Brexit: what do I need to take into account?
As stated before the regulation between the UK and EU stays the same for now. Nevertheless, as a responsible person, you need to pay close attention to the consequences of Brexit. You might wonder what will change for you? Well, it depends on the situation. I'll explain it!
I am bringing products from the UK to the EU market
Wanneer je producten vanuit de UK op de Europese markt brengt, veranderden er twee zaken.
- The Artwork
Starting 1st of January you need to disclose where the product is made! ('Made in')
- Responsible Person
The Responsible person of the cosmetic product needs to be a European entity. Since the UK has now left the EU, you will need a Responsible Person from the EU. SkinConsult can be the responsible person for your cosmetic products!
How is a Cosmetic Safety Assessment conducted?
Knowledge, experience and information are necessary to assess the safety of a cosmetic product. A qualified safety assessor will look at the general toxicological profile of the ingredient, its chemical structure and the level of exposure of the different ingredients in the product.
The Margin of Safety (MoS) for each ingredient can be calculated based on scientific data. The MoS values consequently lead to conclusions about the safety of the cosmetic product.
In Safety Assessment, we look not only at the product, but also at the production process. The quality of the raw materials, the manufacturing process and the use of additives are all checked.