Plastics make our lives easier in many ways and are often lighter or cost less than alternative materials. Although plastic is an important material in our everyday life, this type of waste is increasing rapidly.

If the plastic is not properly disposed of or recycled, it may end up in the environment where they stay for centuries and degrade into smaller and smaller pieces. These small pieces (typically smaller than 5mm) are called microplastics and they are of concern.

Microplastics are intentionally added to a range of products including fertilizers, plant protection products, cosmetics, household, and industrial detergents, cleaning products, paints, and products used in the oil and gas industry.

As the EU vision highlights moving towards a more sustainable plastics economy, all players in the supply chain need to play a role.

In 2017, the European Commission requested ECHA to assess the scientific evidence for taking regulatory action at the EU level on microplastics that are intentionally added to products, and in January 2019, ECHA proposed a wide-ranging restriction on microplastics in products placed on the EU/EEA market to avoid or reduce their release to the environment.

ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopted its opinion in June 2020 and the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) adopted its opinion in December 2020.

The Commission has prepared its draft regulation following ECHA’s report and the committees’ combined opinion. This was published on in 30th August 2022 and was discussed for the first time with the Member States in the REACH Committee on 23 September 2022.

Annex XVII of REACH Regulation will be amended restricting synthetic polymer microparticles, polymers that are solid and which either are contained in particles and constitute at least 1 % by weight of those particles, or build a continuous surface coating on particles, where at least 1 % by weight of those particles fulfilling different conditions listed.

Also excludes different polymers that are the result of a polymerization process that has taken place in nature, which are not chemically modified substances; degradable polymers, polymers with solubility greater than 2 g/L, and polymers that do not contain carbon atoms in their chemical structure.

An appendix of the amendment lays down the rules for proving the degradability of polymers, publishing different methods to ensure compliance with the different restrictions, and shall be conducted by laboratories complying with the principles of good laboratory practice provided for in Directive 2004/10/EC or other international standards recognized as being equivalent by the Commission or the Agency or accredited to ISO 17025.

The cosmeservice team is at your disposal, if you wish to get more information about this subject or receive regulatory support feel free to contact us at info@cosmeservice.com.

For more information and details, see the complete draft regulation at: https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/comitology-register/screen/documents/083921/1/consult?lang=en


Here we have a great opportunity for you.

Are you tired of doing paperwork and not getting successful results in terms of cosmetic regulation? Don’t worry anymore.

Cosmeservice can do it for you in 2 easy steps, make sure your products meet the EU Regulation, check it out easily with us.

¿How to proceed?

Just Fill in the form by clicking the link below, and we will send you a FREE analysis of the product you want to sell in Europe. Upload the ingredient list, a bit more information and we will contact you in 48 working hours with the result of our analysis, this is the time we will need to review the information and send you our EVALUATION.

Don’t feel overwhelmed by the complexity of the European Regulation, and avoid any delay with the commercialization by getting ahead of the product review with us.

In case you hire our services, we offer you a 5% discount on our PIF service when registering the product in Europe.

Don’t wait any longer and leave it in our hands, you won’t regret it!

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FREE WEBINAR: “DESIGNING COSMETICS: Compliance with EU & US markets”

With this Webinar, Cosmeservice will teach the key differences between the two world-renowned Regulations.

From Cosmeservice, we are going to present to people involved in safety and regulation of cosmetic products an easy way the different legal frameworks in the EU and the US, to achieve the full compliance of both regulations.

We will start with an introduction to cosmetic ingredients analysis and also artwork design, an easy guideline to adapt cosmetic products easily to both markets. The comparison between marketing claims will be useful to ensure products will be in compliance too.

Finally, the approach to specific local legislation, as Proposition 65, and the product registration for both markets will give the professionals all the necessary information.

Cosmetic Regulation professionals can register for free at the time they prefer.

Cosmeservice continues supporting companies to introduce its cosmetics products in the European market with this approach to both regulations to solve the problems the companies may have when selling their products at both markets.
The webinar will be held in English. ?


2 sessions available:
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? 10th September ? 18:00 – 19:00 CEST



Proposition 65 and the Cosmetic Industry

Do you know what Proposition 65 is?

Proposition 65 is also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Control Act. It is a law approved in 1986 in California which is being sued by voters there. Californians’ primary goal was to preserve and protect sources of drinking water from harmful substances to health, in addition to eliminate the exposure of chemicals in consumer products which can lead to cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive problems.

Therefore, it is necessary for any company interested in operating in California to sell products in this State comply with Prop 65. And for this, the State keeps and updates, at least once a year, a list of chemicals known to be harmful to human health. This list includes approximately 900 toxic substances.

What kinds of substances are on the Proposition 65 list?

This list includes a wide variety of synthetic and natural chemicals, from additives, pesticide ingredients, household products to products related to the world of construction and manufacturing.

How does Proposition 65 affect the Cosmetic Industry and my cosmetic product?

In the manufacture process of cosmetic products, a wide variety of chemical products are used, from the mixture of various raw materials to obtain the finished final product and the composition of the container that contains it.

Numerous plaintiffs have attacked to manufacturers and distributors alleging that their products do not warn the consumer of the risks of the associated products. As a business owner who wants to launch cosmetic products into the State of California, you must inform customers prior to purchase if the products you sell contain the chemicals listed on the Proposition 65 list.

By law, it is necessary to provide a warning unless the exposure is low enough not to carry a significant risk of cancer or is well below thresholds for observed levels to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm. However, if your cosmetic products contain a significant amount of the chemicals listed on Proposition 65, they will be required to declare themselves on labels clearly and reasonable warnings, in accordance with Article 6 of the California.

Who is exempt?

Those companies that have a reduced workforce, with a maximum of 10 employees, public water systems and government agencies.

What does Cosmeservice offer against Proposition 65?

Cosmeservice want to show you all of our collaboration and help in evaluating your cosmetic products against Proposition 65. It will be checked your product information and evaluated against the restricted list of California Proposition 65. Additionally, you will receive how to keep going in making labeling warnings.

Register your Hand Sanitizer in Europe in 1 week

Committed with the Covid-19 crisis in Europe, Cosmeservice offers 100% discount in the Express Service of the Product Information File and the Notification in the CPNP

Cosmeservice is offering the possibility to register the Hand Sanitizer in Europe as long as the registration of this product were made as a cosmetic product.

Currently, we are working in the express registration of this product with customers from Korea, Taiwan, Israel, EUA, Brasil, etc.

It is possible to consider the product as a “Sanitizer” instead of a disinfectant which would be considered as a biocidal product, would take more time (at least 6 months) and, therefore, would have to comply biocidal products REGULATION (EU) No 528/2012 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 22 May 2012.).

CPNP Certificate will allow you to sell the product faster.

Take advantage of this possibility and get to market your product soon in Europe!

Our team will be pleased to revise your labellings once you accept to register your product as a cosmetic!

Collaborate with Europe against Covid-19 crisis!

Join us in helping Europe against Covid-19!

Together, we are stronger!

Cosmeservice will assume the cost of the Express Service in the registration as a way to help Europe in this complicated situation.

By this way, you will save 130€ which is the cost of the Express Service for the Product Information File and the Notification in the CPNP!By contracting the Express Service, the complete registration of your products can be done in just 1 WEEK once we receive all the documentation from your side!

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Brexit and what does it mean for the cosmetics industry

What does the UK cosmetics landscape look like post Brexit and what does it mean for the industry?

Take a look at where we are now and what is to come in 2020.

The United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union tonight, on 31st January 2020 at midnight (Brussels time). The EU and the United Kingdom have conducted intensive negotiations to agree on the terms of the UK’s withdrawal and create legal certainty once EU law ceases to apply to the UK.

What’s next? Transition period

When the United Kingdom leaves the European Union on 31st January 2020, we will enter into the transition period. This time-limited period was agreed as part of the Withdrawal Agreement and will last until at least 31st December 2020. Until then, it will be business as usual for citizens, consumers, businesses, in both the EU and the United Kingdom, EU law will still apply in the United Kingdom until the end of the transition period.

Article 41 of the EU Withdrawal Agreement states that goods placed on the EU27 or UK markets before the end of the implementation period may be further made available and circulate between the two markets until they reach the end consumer. Proof of when the goods were placed on the market will be required.

The EU and the United Kingdom will use these months to agree on a new and fair partnership for the future, based on the Political Declaration agreed between the EU and the United Kingdom in October 2019.

What is the timeline of the transition period? Can it be extended?

The transition period starts on 1st February 2020, and will end on 31st December 2020, unless a decision to extend it is taken by mutual EU-UK agreement before 1 July 2020. Such an extension can only be decided once, for a period of 1 or 2 years.

There are unknown facts around the full impact Brexit will have on cosmetics regulation and compliance, but regulatory knowledge and harmonisation across the European Union must still be prioritised. During this year 2020 all kind of negotiations will take place, as the impact this would have on the cosmetics industry, particularly regulation and compliance, is not yet fully clear.

What will happen if the responsible person for the cosmetics products is based in the United Kingdom?

As we already know, as from the withdrawal date, authorised representatives that are established in the United Kingdom will not be recognised as authorised representatives for the purposes of legislation applicable to the EU on health products. Accordingly, manufacturers must take the appropriate measures to guarantee that, as from the withdrawal date, their authorised representatives are established in the EU-27.

What about goods placed on the market?

The Withdrawal Agreement provides that goods lawfully placed on the market in the EU or the United Kingdom before the end of the transition period may continue to freely circulate in and between these two markets, until they reach their end-users, without any need for product modifications or re-labelling.

This means that goods that will still be in the distribution chain at the end of the transition period can reach their end-users in the EU or the United Kingdom without having to comply with any additional product requirements. Such goods may also be put into service (where provided in the applicable provisions of Union law), and will be subject to continued oversight by the market surveillance authorities of the Member States and the United Kingdom.

What repercussions will Brexit have on the CPNP notifications for cosmetics products?

Whether or not a Brexit agreement is approved, the new EU-27 responsible entity will need to file notification of the product with the CPNP before introducing the cosmetics product into the EU-27 market after the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

For cosmetics products manufactured in the United Kingdom, the notification will need to state that they are imported from the United Kingdom.

What repercussions will Brexit have on cosmetics PIF?

Whether or not a Brexit agreement is approved, the data files on cosmetics products will need to be available at the address of the EU-27 responsible entity and will need to be drawn up under the necessary terms in the language of the Member State in question after the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

What repercussions will the withdrawal have on cosmetics product labelling?

Whether or not a Brexit agreement is approved, cosmetics product labelling must include the name and address of the responsible entity.

Following the withdrawal, any cosmetics products manufactured in the United Kingdom and marketed in Europe will be considered as cosmetics products imported into the EU-27 from a third country. The country of origin will therefore need to be indicated on the labelling.

Keep calm, but be prepared.

The transition period starting on 1st February 2020 will give the companies a period to adapt and find the best solution for its businesses, looking forward to the terms of the final agreement.

Please note – during the implementation period, while the UK will be officially out of the EU, EU law will still be applicable in the UK. In practice, this means that companies will continue to operate during the implementation period itself as they have in the past; however, companies are recommended to use this time to prepare for what is to come.

This means that in the short term (at the end of the implementation period) UK law will be constituted of retained EU law, therefore a ‘replica’ of EU law, with some differences in some mechanisms that depend on the outcome of the negotiations.

All information we catch up about Brexit and UK Cosmetic Legislation will be shared, just be aware!

More information: Cosmetic Regulation POST – BREXIT, Everything you need to know

Cosmeservice will attend salon look, the international image and beauty fair

Over the past few years sales of skin care products have skyrocketed, showing the good health of the cosmetic sector. This is why Salón look fair is becoming a sector benchmark.

The consumption increase demands more than ever to pay attention to the safety of these products.

Cosmeservice at Salón Look

If you are interested in selling your products in Europe and you are going to attend Salón look we can have a meeting! We have huge expertise and experience with European Regulation, if you want to see your cosmetic products at European shelves, we can make it possible.

Among the different activities that are going to be carried out, Cosmeservice’s priority is to hold meetings with our current clients in order to deal with all the projects we have in progress, as well as looking for new business possibilities, placing the accent on attracting new possible clients.

Salón Look, the International event of Image and Integral Aesthetics

For this reason, the importance of events like this, to put cosmetic professionals in connection is of vital importance, and at this time of the year is approaching one of the important dates indicated in the calendar to discuss, share and generate synergies with customers and sector colleagues, we talk about Salón Look 2019, a prestigious event dedicated to beauty, image and integral aesthetics in Spain, where Cosmeservice will be present as a visitor.

The leading professional event in the sector of Hairdressing and Aesthetics in Spain and one of the reference events worldwide, will be held from 18 to 20 October 2019 at IFEMA-Feria in Madrid. On Salón Look website you will find everything related to access, tickets and invitations.

The next edition of Salón Look will offer, once again, the widest range of novelties and trends in the beauty sector in the Iberian Peninsula, bringing together the proposals of more than 400 exhibitors and 1,300 national and international brands, while confirming the firm commitment of the show to the sector.

In Ifema, the hall will occupy pavilions 2, 12 and 14.

The Color Cosmetics (Nails and Makeup) wil be located in pavilion 2, Aesthetics, Micropigmentation and Natural Cosmetics sector will be located in pavilion 12 and all the offer of Hairdressing will be grouped in pavilion 14, including also the sectors of Furniture and Barbering.

In addition, there will be activities specific areas for carrying them out. Likewise, the Hair Look Catwalk will be located in pavilion 14.1.

For Cosmeservice, Salon Look is an unavoidable date, the prestigious event has become a key meeting point for the cosmetics sector, and will therefore be the perfect showcase for closer relations and the creation of new ones in the cosmetics sector.

See you at the international beauty and image show!


Cosmeservice offers a new service: COSMETIC LABELLING DESIGN EXPRESS

Each market has its own labelling regulations and we know the process of adapting your labelling to the European regulation can be tedious… That is why Cosmeservice offers a full assessment in review and cosmetic labelling design with the aim of speeding up the registration process of cosmetic products of our customers in compliance with the European Regulation.

Cosmeservice can perform:

1. Adjustment of the final labelling

BASIC SERVICE: Layout of the needed modifications so that the labelling has the mandatory information.

PREMIUM SERVICE: Besides the BASIC service, further details will be reviewed (claims, symbols, etc.)


2. Complete labelling design

BASIC SERVICE: Shaping the design with the minimal information required by the EU Regulation.

PREMIUM SERVICE: Creation and design of the complete labelling.


3. Training in labelling design

We teach you how to design your own labelling according to EU Regulation.


Contact us for further information.

Cosmeservice, Cosmetic Regulation and Safety Consultancy


Cosmeservice will be exhibiting at BEAUTYWORLD MIDDLE EAST Dubai

From 15th to 17th April, Cosmeservice will be exhibiting at BEAUTYWORLD MIDDLE EAST in Dubai, the largest international must-attend annual showcase for beauty products, hair, fragrances and wellbeing in the Middle East.

Cosmeservice is getting ready for its first time at the stunning fair Beautyworld Middle East! Taking place from 15 – 17 April 2019, this edition promises to take the glitz and glamour of this lucrative and high-demand industry to another level, and we can’t miss it!

We will take advantage of this meeting point to keep meetings with potential clients and update ongoing projects with our clients all over the world.

Certainly Cosmeservice extends borders, one more time, to continue offering integral maximum quality advice in Cosmetic Security and Regulation. With the EU Responsible Person seal we actively collaborate to increase the number of cosmetic companies that are able to market their products within the European framework.

Come to visit us at Spanish Pavillion, Booth S1- C-38. The best opportunity to check out our services to introduce cosmetics manufactured all over the world in Europe with the safeguard of the exhaustive compliance of the regulation.

Cosmeservice, Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs