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Cosmetics Compliance for the European Union

Turn our deep knowledge of EU cosmetic regulations into your competitive advantage. With BELAB, you can rest easy knowing that your products comply with all necessary laws and regulations.

Experts in the European Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009

Regulation of Cosmetic Products in the European Union


We verify ingredients, labels and technical information of the products. We ensure regulatory compliance to provide quality and confidence in each product that reaches the consumer.


We develop and maintain the product information file (PIF). This document is essential to demonstrate that each product meets the safety and quality criteria.

Responsible Person

As the responsible person, we lead the Product Impact Assessment (PIA). This comprehensive report is essential to evaluate the impact and feasibility of each proposed project. 


We manage the notification of cosmetics in the EU CPNP. This step is key to ensuring that each product complies with European regulations and can be marketed without setbacks.


We carry out annual cosmetovigilance checks and serious adverse effects. This service ensures that products are safe and effective throughout their useful life.


We carry out specialized reviews of nanomaterials and CMR substances. This verification ensures that products are free of risky materials and meet strict standards.

Regulacion cosmetica EU

Responsible Person for Cosmetic Products in the EU

Responsible Person for Cosmetic Products in the EU

Your EU Cosmetic Compliance Partner: EC Regulation 1223/2009

Under the stringent European Regulation 1223/2009, every cosmetic product entering the European market must adhere to comprehensive safety and compliance standards. A pivotal aspect of these regulations is the designation of a qualified 'Responsible Person' within the EU, entrusted with ensuring that each product meets the rigorous safety and regulatory criteria, safeguarding public health.

BELAB SERVICES stands as your dedicated ally, offering expert guidance and services to ensure your cosmetic products thrive in over 30 countries across the European common market. With BELAB, you gain a partner committed to navigating the complexities of EU cosmetic regulations, ensuring your offerings are not only compliant but also poised for success.

PIF for Cosmetic Products in the EU

In the European cosmetics market, the Product Information File (PIF) is not just a requirement; it's the cornerstone of product safety and regulatory compliance.


This critical document, mandatory for manufacturers or marketers, encapsulates detailed information on the cosmetic product. From its composition and intended use to the safety tests conducted, the PIF serves as a comprehensive dossier ensuring that every product adheres to the stringent EU cosmetic regulations.

CPNP for Cosmetic Products in the EU

The Cosmetics Products Notification Portal (CPNP)

The Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP) is an online platform used to submit technical information related to cosmetic products that will be put on sale in the European Union (EU).


This platform was created to implement Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products in all EU member countries. Under this regulation, the designated Responsible Person (RP) must submit product specifications and safety information through the CPNP.


In the event that there are changes to products already on the market, such as changes in labeling or formulation, the PR must update the required information on the platform.

Cosmetics Regulation in the EU: One of the most complex in the world

The EU has enacted numerous laws over the years to better protect consumers, animals and the environment. Every cosmetic product available on the European market, whether free or paid, must comply with an extensive list of legal requirements.

Do you plan to sell your cosmetic products in Europe?

Along with the United States, Europe is one of the largest cosmetics markets in the world, worth €80 billion in retail sales in 2021 and home to more than 500 million potential consumers.


However, ensuring that your cosmetic product complies with EU cosmetics regulation and other European or national regulatory frameworks can be a complicated and time-consuming process. 

Hire experts in Cosmetic Safety Assessment for the EU

With over 10 years of experience in cosmetic safety assessments and EU regulation, BELAB SERVCES offers a comprehensive and reliable solution to effectively verify and register cosmetic products.


Our solution, based on a deep knowledge of the legislation, has a team of scientific consultants and advanced IT tools, becoming the fastest and most reliable way to access the European market.

Where can you export your cosmetic products with BELAB SERVICES?

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Frequently asked questions about cosmetic regulation in the European Union

  • 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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