Posted Posted in Cosmetics, Cosmetics Regulation, English

Prior to being placed on the market, a new cosmetic product must be labelled in accordance to the Cosmetics regulation, and notified by the responsible person through the Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP). After notification there, no further notification needs to be done at national level within the EU. The submitted information is electronically shared […]

Posted Posted in Cosmetics, Cosmetics Regulation, English

Prior to placing a cosmetic product on the market, a cosmetic Product Safety Report (PSR) must be written to demonstrate its safety of use. The PSR is the most important section of the Cosmetic Product Information File, and consists of two parts: Part A – Cosmetic product safety information This part comprises all data based […]

Posted Posted in Cosmetics, Cosmetics Regulation, English, Substances & mixtures

The REACH Regulation (EC/1907/2006) concerns the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. Contrary to the Cosmetics Regulation, REACH does not apply to products, but to individual chemical substances. As such, it applies to chemicals used in industrial processes as well as in our day-to-day lives: substances present in articles such as clothes, furniture and […]

Posted Posted in Cosmetics, Cosmetics Regulation, English

First, you must identify your role, and whether or not you are the ‘Responsible Person’ for the cosmetic product.   Your role Identify whether you are: Manufacturer: a natural or legal person who manufactures a cosmetic product or has such a product designed or manufactured, and markets that cosmetic product under his name or trademark; […]

Posted Posted in Biocides, Cosmetics, Detergents, English, Nanomaterials, Plastics, REACH Regulation, SDS, Substances & mixtures, Vape products

When asked, companies generally respond with: “Of course we are downstream user! We purchase our chemicals from Supplier X.” Nonetheless, further examination frequently reveals that Supplier X is a non-European company, and as such, does not have any REACH responsibilities. In order to relieve their European customers of the regulatory obligation to register the imported […]

Posted Posted in Cosmetics, Detergents, English, Nanomaterials, Plastics, REACH Regulation, SDS, Substances & mixtures, Vape products

To categorise as a downstream user (DU) under REACH, you must source the substances you use from a company that has registered these chemicals. The most common categories of DUs are: Formulators, who produce mixtures which are usually supplied further downstream (e.g. paints, adhesives and detergents). Producers of articles, who incorporate substances or mixtures into […]