Cosmetic product registration UK

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Cosmetic Product Registration UK - Overview

The United Kingdom (UK) has officially left the European Union (EU), and the transition period for Brexit ended on December 31, 2020. Hence, from January 01, 2021, manufacturers and importers must abide by the New Cosmetics Regulation in the UK and the existing EU Cosmetics Regulation in all remaining EU countries.

Below are a few post-Brexit changes:

UK Responsible Person (RP): Manufacturers and Importers outside the UK are not able to place a product in the UK market unless a Responsible Person (RP) based in the UK is appointed.

Product Labels: Labeling requirements in the UK are comparable to the EU standards, so the product label should contain, among others, the UK RP’s name and address, as well as the country of origin if the product is made outside the UK.

Product Information File (PIF): The PIF must be held by the UK Responsible Person and must be kept for a period of ten (10) years after the last batch of the cosmetic product is placed on the market.

SCPN Notification: All cosmetics products placed on the UK market must be notified through an online portal called Submit Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (SCPN). Separate notifications are required in both the EU and the UK.

Freyr, with exclusive offices in the UK and Germany, supports your product registration by reviewing existing documentation, preparing Cosmetic Product Safety Reports (CPSRs), compiling Product Information Files (PIFs), and revising product labels, to ensure UK cosmetics compliance and acting as a Responsible Person on your behalf within the UK and the EU.


Cosmetic Product Registration UK - Freyr Expertise

  • Product classification.
  • Product testing services - Microbiology Test, Dermatology Test (Patch Test), Preservative Efficacy Test (Challenge Test), Stability Test, and Package Compatibility Test.
  • Cosmetics formulation review.
  • Cosmetics ingredients toxicological analysis.
  • Cosmetics safety assessment.
  • UK cosmetics compliance and artwork creation.
  • Cosmetics labeling review.
  • Cosmetics claims review.
  • Claims substantiation.
  • UK CPSR preparation.
  • UK PIF compilation.
  • UK SCPN Cosmetics Notification.
  • UK Responsible Person (RP) Service.
  • Regulatory Intelligence (RI).
  • Strategic Regulatory Consulting.
Freyr Advantages


Cosmetic Product Registration UK - Freyr Advantages


End-to-end cosmetic Regulatory services.


A qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all cosmetics categories like skincare, hair care, infant care, oral care, nail care, etc.


Exclusive offices in the UK and Germany, and hence can act as a Responsible Person (RP) across both the EU and the UK.


Extensive partner lab network across the globe.


Multi-market label harmonization.


A structured and cost-effective approach to ensure speed-to-market for your cosmetic products.