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International Cosmetic Compliance and Regulation

At Belab Services we are specialists in international regulations for cosmetic products and offer complete and personalized solutions to do so safely and effectively.

Cosmetic Regulation for the European Union, United Kingdom and North America

Navigating the intricate landscape of cosmetic regulations requires a nuanced understanding of regional standards and legal frameworks, especially when dealing with markets as diverse as the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK), the United States (US), and Canada. In the EU, the Cosmetic Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 mandates a stringent set of guidelines, including safety assessments and product notifications via the CPNP portal. Meanwhile, the UK, post-Brexit, continues to mirror EU regulations closely but with distinct national compliance requirements under the UK Cosmetic Regulation. Across the pond, the US operates under the FDA’s Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, focusing on ingredient safety and labeling without mandatory product registration. In contrast, Canada's Health Canada oversees cosmetic regulations, requiring product notification within 10 days of market entry. Each jurisdiction not only has its own set of rules but also a unique compliance and enforcement landscape, making a specialized approach essential for cosmetic businesses aiming for international success.


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BELAB Services

Why choose BELAB for the regulation of your cosmetic products?

At BELAB SERVICES we are experts in the field of international cosmetic product regulations, providing comprehensive and tailored solutions to guarantee the safe and successful launch of your cosmetic line in various countries and territories.

Good advice is essential for the safety of users and the business, avoiding claims and disputes with the authorities.

Our specialist cosmetic regulation services for the EU, UK and US offer

  • Global Reach: We have experience in cosmetic regulations in Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.

  • Multidisciplinary Team: Our team is made up of regulatory professionals, toxicologists and scientists dedicated to ensuring that your product meets all required standards.

  • Satisfied Clients: With more than 1,000 international clients, our track record speaks for itself.

  • Extensive Product Evaluation: We have carried out rigorous evaluation of more than 2,000 products, which positions us as leaders in the field of safety and effectiveness of cosmetic products.

  • Impeccable Record: We are proud to have a record free of compliance issues in our 5 years of existence, reflecting our commitment to excellence and regulatory rigor.

Belab Services ensures not only the regulatory compliance of your product, but also its success in the global market.

Cosmetics Regulations in the European Union and the United Kingdom

Not only is Europe a market of almost 500 million consumers, it also has one of the most complex regulatory environments in the world. At Belab Services, we offer comprehensive advice to ensure that your product complies with EU and other national or European regulations.

Our 5 Step EU/UK Process includes:

  1. Formula Review

  2. Cosmetic Product Safety Report signed by a Toxicologist

  3. Label and Claim Review

  4. Preparation of Product Information File and notification to the EU CPNP/SCPN

  5. Act as your Responsible Person in the EU

Cosmetic Regulation in the United States and Canada

The United States and Canada also have their own particularities in terms of cosmetic regulations. Our team will assist you throughout the compliance process, from updating regulatory processes in accordance with the FDA to managing all inspections decided by the authorities.

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Sunscreens, SPF and SPF+

Awareness about the risks of sun exposure is increasing, leading to a significant change in skin protection habits. Now, more than ever, the population opts for sunscreens with a high sun protection factor (SPF) not only during the summer but throughout the year.

Cosmetic regulation: Frequently Asked Questions

We answer your questions about cosmetic regulations in various markets, such as the United States, Canada, the European Union and the United Kingdom, among others. Our experience covers a wide range of regulatory aspects to guide you through the complexities of the cosmetics industry. Please feel free to contact us for detailed information tailored to your specific needs.

  • EU Responsible Person and UK Responsible Person
    Another important aspect of regulation is that of the responsible person. In Europe, the responsible person is someone who has legal responsibility for ensuring that a product meets legal requirements. The same goes for the UK responsible person in the UK. Experts in cosmetics and healthcare product regulation can help companies understand the roles and responsibilities involved in this process.
  • CPNP and SCPN and PIF registration
    CPNP Registration (Cosmetic Product Notification Portal) is a legal requirement for cosmetic products in Europe. SCPN is the UK equivalent. In order to register on these portals, detailed information about the product is required, including ingredients and formulations. Experts in cosmetics and healthcare product regulation can help companies complete these registrations and ensure they are complying with legal requirements.
  • Technical dossier for product authorization in Europe
    A technical dossier is a document that describes the technical and safety aspects of a product. ​ It is a legal requirement for most cosmetic and health products in Europe. Experts in cosmetics and medical device regulation can help companies complete a technical dossier for product authorization in Europe.
  • Who is responsible for the regulation of cosmetic products in Europe?
    In Europe, the regulation of cosmetic products is the responsibility of the European Commission, which establishes regulations and requirements to guarantee the safety and quality of the products that are marketed
  • What are the requirements that a cosmetic product must meet in order to be marketed in Europe?
    A cosmetic product must comply with a series of requirements established in European Regulation 1223/2009. These requirements include aspects related to safety, labeling, permitted ingredients, animal testing and prior notification before marketing.
  • What products are not considered cosmetics according to European Regulation 1223/2009?
    According to European Regulation 1223/2009, products that have a medical purpose, such as medicines, medical devices or health products, are not considered cosmetics. These products are regulated by other specific regulations.
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