The UK Regulation, The cosmetic regulation after BREXIT

Are you selling your cosmetic products in the UK? Have you already found your Responsible Person to sell your cosmetic products in the UK? We can help you with everything you may need when placing your cosmetic products in the UK!

Cosmeservice offers its services from Great Britain with the aim to provide support to cosmetic companies to have a Responsible Person in this country, as required by the new cosmetic regulation after Brexit. Of course, Cosmeservice will continue to have their headquarters in the European Union, in Spain so, in this way, British companies interested in operating on European soil will be able to count on the same services that they have been offering up to you now too.

The United Kingdom has made some modifications to the European Cosmetic Regulation (EC) document No 1223/2009 to create its own UK Cosmetic Regulation document. These changes affect the Responsible Person, the PIF, the labelling of the product, and the notification, which must be carried out from now on in the UK portal SCPN (Submit Cosmetic Products Notification). All these modifications started in 2021.

The countdown to notify your cosmetic products has begun! March 31st was the final date to transfer cosmetic products notified into the European CPNP (Cosmetic Products Notification Portal) to the British SCNP (Submit Cosmetic Products Notification).

How to prepare to market cosmetic products in the UK after Brexit

Below, you will find in detail the consequences for cosmetic products that will be marketed in the UK market after the Brexit implementation:


Cosmetic companies (from all over the world) wishing to market their cosmetic products in the United Kingdom will be forced to have a responsible person located in the UK in accordance with the existing Regulation as of 1st of January in the United Kingdom. That is, they will have to designate a natural or legal representative there.

As a way of making this procedure as simple as possible, Cosmeservice has established a new office in the UK to provide this service to companies that are interested in it. Do not hesitate to contact us to request more information from our experts.

The Responsible Person service will include:

  • A legal or natural person with a legal identity in the UK.
  • Compliance guarantor for Regulation requirements.
  • Expert in the registration process and preparing the required reports.
  • First point of contact for competent Health Authorities, in the case of an Inspection, or consumers, in the case of a complaint.
  • A single annual fee covers all the products we assess and notify into the SCPN (Submit Cosmetic Products Notification) under our name as Responsible Person, limited to just five brands.


The PIF must be available at the address of the Responsible Person within the UK. Every cosmetic product must have its own Product Information File in English, containing all the information about the product, its method of manufacture and the UK Responsible Person.

This document must be kept up-to-date at all times and follow any changes in regulations, and it has to be available to the Health authorities up to ten years after the last product was commercialized.

At Cosmeservice, our internal Safety Assessors perform the product information file with the highest quality and professionalism.


From now on, the Responsible Person should notify information related to the cosmetic product to the UK. All this must be carried out through the new Submit Cosmetic Products Notification (SCNP).

What happens to pre-BREXIT notifications of the products already on the market? They can be easily transferred to the SCPN from the CPNP.
European companies interested in the market in the UK must notify from 1st January 2021 till the 31st March 2021 on the UK portal available for this purpose, to avoid any problem.


The name and address of the Responsible Person must be indicated on the label of cosmetic products. At the moment the UK withdraws from the EU, the products made on European soil and marketed in the UK will be treated as imported from a 3rd country.

We recommend you to choose a professional Responsible Person in Europe and the United Kingdom in order to unify all regulatory services in the same consulting company.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be pleased to help you.


Cosmeservice – Responsible Person in Europe & the UK

Single-use plastics, do the changes of the new regulation affect cosmetic products?

The Single-Use Plastic Directive (EU) 2019/904 was published in June 2019. The new law, known also as the single-use plastics (SUP) Directive, aims to prevent and reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, in particular the aquatic environment, and on human health.

When a Directive is published, Member States of the European Union must apply these measures at their own regulations no later than 2 years after the entry into force of the Directive (i.e. by July 2021).

This Directive will impact:

  • Plastic food-contact materials and articles through (among others).
  • A ban on certain single-use plastics.

What measures will it involve?

  • New marking requirements will be introduced.
  • The collection goals for plastic packaging will be increased.
  • The extended producer responsibility scheme will grow.
  • And the design requirements for beverage containers will be increased.

So, recently, it was published the new European Regulation No. 2020/2151 about laying down rules on harmonized marking specifications on single-use plastic products listed in Part D of the Annex to Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, and it shall apply from 3rd July 2021.

Harmonised marking specifications (and illustrations of the labels) are included for different types of products, as wet wipes; tobacco products, beverage cups; and sanitary towels (pads), tampons, and tampon applicators. Today we will describe the requirements for cosmetic wet wipes.

What requirements will wet wipes have, for example?

Wet wipes, i.e. pre-moistened wipes for personal hygiene and for domestic use. In addition to this type of products, we should take into account “Sheet Masks”·or “Patch”, that is, for masks or patches made for physical support of a liquid product, whether facial, for the contour of the eyes, hands, feet, etc., since we could say that they are wet wipes, although these products are not specified as such in part D of the annex to Directive (EU) 2019/904.

Special attention must be paid since in many cases the composition of these “sheet masks” are 100% cellulose, but sometimes they may contain a small plastic percentage (binder), even if it is very small. In this case, it would also apply to them.

The products will bear the marking and Harmonised marking specifications for wet wipes which are specified in Annex II of Regulation No. 2020/2151.

It applies to packaging of wet wipes with the surface area of 10 cm2 or more. It does not apply to packaging with the surface is less than 10 cm2.

  • POSITION: The marking shall be placed horizontally on the external front or top surface, whichever is more clearly visible, of the packaging. The boxes of the marking shall not be separated. When opening the packaging in accordance with any instructions, the marking should not be torn or made illegible.
  • SIZE: The marking will cover at least 6 % of the surface area on which it is placed, with a maximum required size shall be 3 cm by 6 cm (18 cm2). Where the area of the external front or top surface of the packaging on which the marking is placed is less than 65 cm2, the minimum size of the marking shall be 1,4 cm by 2,8 cm (3,92 cm2).
  • DESIGN: The marking shall be composed of two equal-sized red and blue boxes, and a rectangular black box containing the information text ‘PLASTIC IN PRODUCT’ placed below the two equal-sized boxes. The ratio between the height and length of the marking shall be 1:2.
  • The design of the marking shall be reproduced without adding any effects, adjusting the colors, retouching, or extending the background. The marking shall be bordered by a thin white line.
  • The information text ‘PLASTIC IN PRODUCT’ shall be in upper case and in Helvetica Bold font. The font size shall be a minimum of 5 pt and a maximum of 14 pt.
  • The text written at the marking will be written in the official languages where the product will be sold. Where the information text is translated into another or several official languages of the Member States, the translated information text shall be placed either close below the marking, or inside the rectangular black box below the first language, and shall be in both cases clearly visible.

In exceptional cases due to spatial constraints on the external front or top surface of the packaging, the information text translated into another or several official languages of the Member States may be placed elsewhere on the packaging as close as possible to the marking.

Therefore, this marking has to be visible, clearly legible, and indelible and must be placed on the sales container and grouped packaging of these products, that is, in the sales unit of the product.

In addition, by way of derogation from the first sentence of this point, the marking of the packaging of wet wipes placed on the market before 4th July 2022 may be affixed by means of stickers.

From Cosmeservice, we recommend you start the process as soon as possible to avoid any risk. We would like to offer all our assistance in order to update concerned references to comply with the EU Regulation and they would be marketed successfully.

You can ask us about our labelling design service or labelling revision service.

More details on:

• EU RegulationNo. 2020/2151:
• Cosmeservice:


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!


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:
? 10th September ? 9:00 – 10:00 CEST


? 10th September ? 18:00 – 19:00 CEST


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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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!


Reminder! Regulatory status about LYRAL

Reminder! Regulatory status about LYRAL. Please find below our informative advice in relation to an amendment of the European Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009, The Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1410.

Fragrance and flavour substances are organic compounds with characteristic, usually pleasant, odours. They are ubiquitously used in perfumes and other perfumed cosmetic products, but also in detergents, fabric softeners, and other household products where fragrance may be used to mask unpleasant odours from raw materials. Flavourings are used in foods, beverages, and dental products. Fragrance substances are also used in aromatherapy and may be present in herbal products, and used as topical medicaments for
their antiseptic properties.

The Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1410

As you may know, the substances named LYRAL, ATRANOL and CHLOROATRANOL should not be used in cosmetic products as they are the fragrance allergens which caused the highest number of contact allergies cases in past years.

On 2nd August 2017, an amendment to the Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 was published placing the ingredients LYRAL, ATRANOL and CHLOROATRANOL at Annex II of the Regulation. These ingredients are mainly found as fragrance ingredients.

These ingredients are mainly found as fragrance ingredients.

Cosmetic products must not contain these substances as they are placed at the Annex II “List of substances prohibited in cosmetic products”.

Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 are amended as follows:

in Annex II, in the table, the following three entries are added and in Annex III, in the table, entry 79 is deleted.

lyral regulation

It is appropriate to provide reasonable periods of time for the industry to adapt to the new prohibitions and for this reason no longer place or make available on the market products concerned which contain one or more of the prohibited substances will be provided.

In particular, the exceptionally complex and lengthy procedure for fragrance reformulation and consumers’ concerns over the change of the olfactory properties of fragrances should be reflected in longer than usual duration of the deadline given to the industry for adjustments of products.

Timeline for Compliance:

From 23rd August 2019, only cosmetic products which comply with the Regulation shall be placed on the Union market.
From 23rd August 2021, only cosmetic products which comply with the Regulation shall be made available on the Union market.

Lyral – Next step

The industry is advised to check and confirm if their existing cosmetic products, which are already on market, contain these allergens in their formulation. These products must be phased out in the appropriate timeframe. Manufacturers are also advised to be careful in selecting fragrances for their new cosmetic products.

The opinions of the Scientific Committees present the views of the independent scientists who are members of the committees. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission. The opinions are published by the European Commission in their original language only. – Clic here.

Cosmeservice, having years of experience with EU Regulations, will gladly help you to launch your products successfully in the European market.
For more information on the cosmetic product compliance process, or to learn more about Cosmeservice, contact us today!



European Regulation 655/2013 regulates the cosmetic marketing claims. On July 3, 2017, Annexes III and IV were incorporated into this document, the new elements of which will be applicable as of July 1, 2019.

Thus, from this date this Regulation becomes more restrictive, especially as it affects the claims “free from”, that is, those who claim that the product does not contain certain substances such as dyes, parabens, silicones, etc.

Cosmeservice, expert in Safety and European Cosmetic Regulation, offers a free webinar to explain in detail the EU Reg 655/2013 and offer examples of what is allowed and what is not so you can be sure that your labeling complies with the new guidelines of the regulation.

Date: June 12, 2019

Time: 09:00 am GMT +2

Language: English

Registration link:

Cosmeservice, has in its portfolio of services, marketing claims review so that you avoid any type of risk of non-compliance with regulation.

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.

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