Cosmetic Safety Assessment Service/Certification/CPSR
You must have a valid safety assessment to legally be able to sell your product in the UK and the EU. The safety assessment certifies that those ingredients listed can be made up in a variety of combinations as long as they do not exceed the stated limits. The assessment also lists the product restrictions and limits for you, making it an easy reference guide when developing your formulas.
There is no requirement to register with Trading Standards, however you do have to register the fact you are making cosmetics with BIS, formerly being the two separate departments known as BERR and DIUS. They can be found online at www.bis.gov.uk . The contact at BIS is Tony Eden-Brown who is in charge of any cosmetic regulation queries and registration. His number is 0207 215 0360 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Soap School can provide contact details for a number of Assessors who can provide Safety Assesments. Please feel free to email or contact us by telephone.
The cosmetic regulations are changing in 2013 so for those who already have assessments in the past with us and are wanting to discuss the changeover in 2013, please feel free to contact us to discuss this further.
The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone, we are just a phone call or email away. We have been helping our clients with their cosmetic regulations now for 12 years and have watched many successful businesses develop which many of you say would never have started without our help and guidance. Let’s make your dreams happen!