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You want to launch a cosmetics product on the European market. What are the required steps to comply with the European cosmetics regulations? SkinConsult receives this question on a daily basis from our clients. Are you someone who makes their own cosmetic product? Or are you someone who imports cosmetic products from outside the European Union? SkinConsult has a lot of experience with customers from all backgrounds. We would love to help you!

If you desire to launch a cosmetic product on the EU market, you need to comply with the regulation as stated in Cosmeticregulation 1223/2009. This regulation was drawn up to ensure European consumers that the products they buy can safely be used. National agencies enforce this regulation on a frequent basis. When they find that a product does not comply with the regulation, warnings and fines and even recalls are handed out.

The cosmetics regulations consist of two things:

Due to the extensive knowledge and experience gained in the area of dermatology and Allergology, SkinConsult has in-depth knowledge about the interaction between the skin and a product’s ingredients.

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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.