SUNSCREENS. All you need to know about SPF and its compliance with EU requirements.

Do you want to avoid any inconvenience or problem with your SPF-PA certificate? Join our new webinar about SPF (Solar Protection Factor) and its compliance with EU requirements.

Do you know what is ultraviolet radiation and how it affects the skin? What is the solar protection factor and how is it measured? What is a photoprotector? What are the ultraviolet filters allowed by European regulation? All these questions will be answered during our new free webinar!

We have deep experience performing SPF (Solar Protection Factor) testing, and we have worked with the most important cosmetic clients around the world! The process is easy and simple, and our team will explain to you every step, to justify the claims and protect your final consumer.

This webinar is part of a series of free webinars offered by Cosmeservice as the expert company in European Cosmetics safety and regulation. It will take place on January 20 at 9 AM (CET).

You can access to this live webinar on the date indicated through the following link:

Register at 9:00 CET / 16:00 KST

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
Registration:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4595202549168311056

 


📅 10th September 🕕 18:00 – 19:00 CEST
Registration:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3075172803744765456

 

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

K-beauty, the paradigm of Korean beauty

It has been the first time Cosmeservice has ventured to visit South Korea, given the boom in K-Beauty cosmetics, and we assure you that it will not be the last.

The reason for our trip has been the attendance as a visitor to one of the most important cosmetic fairs in this country, specifically, in K-Beauty Expo, in KINTEX.

The fair is positioned as a meeting place for Korean manufacturers and distributors who are leaders and innovators in the Korean cosmetics industry and which have taken advantage to present their products and the latest trends.

For Cosmeservice has been a business opportunity since it is a cosmetic fair in which we can meet with more than 10 customers of the Korean market, and in which we have contacted about 200 exhibiting companies.

This market is the one with the fastest growing among our customers. More and more companies are prescribing and recommending us, after their satisfactory experiences working with the Cosmeservice team.

What is K-Beauty?

Korean beauty products, or K-Beauty, as they are popularly known, have conquered the beauty industry, and specifically in Europe leaving consumers equally intrigued and expectant by their legendary 10-step routine: removing makeup from the eyes, cleaning the face, exfoliating the skin, toning, applying facial essences, blisters, masks, eye cream, moisturizing and, finally, putting on a cream or night mask.

The basic principles of K-Beauty cosmetics revolve around extreme skin care. The health of the dermis is the primary objective, as well as to look as natural as possible.

Proud of our work

We are pleased to note the attention paid by Korean cosmetic companies or K-Beauty to us. Also, the interest shown in our services, as more and more decide to expand their business in the European market.

Among the added values and advantages of working with Cosmeservice, highlights the power to have all services in the same company, ie the analysis of documentation, as well as conducting the necessary studies.

Our current and potential clients consider it is very important to have the peace of mind of knowing they place their trust in a consultancy that will verify their cosmetic products in accordance with current regulations and ensure that they are safe for consumers.

Another strong point they value very positively, is we are the fastest European expert consultant in Cosmetic Safety and Regulation in the market.

Finally, we would like to highlight the kindness of this country, which always receives you smiling.

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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