Cosmetics Regulatory Services in the EU

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The EU Cosmetic Registration process is regarded by some to be the most challenging as far as the global markets are concerned. We do not expect you to have the process mastered when you first contact us; our dedicated team will take you through it step by step. We have followed the same with clients from every part of the world, small and large, across all categories of cosmetic products, such as skincare, haircare, infant care, oral care, nail care, etc.

Europe is one of the most preferred markets for cosmetic products in the world. The Cosmetic Product Notification in the European region is regulated by the European Commission (EC) under Regulation EC No. 1223/2009. The European Union (EU) cosmetic regulation aims at harmonizing the notification process of cosmetics across the EU, covering all the 27 EU member states, as well as Norway, Iceland, and Lichtenstein, which are part of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

According to Regulation EC No. 1223/2009, every cosmetic product, before being placed on the market, should have in place a Legal Representative (LR) in the EU known as the EU Responsible Person (RP), who is responsible for overseeing the safety and Regulatory compliance of the cosmetic product formulation and maintaining and updating the Product Information File (PIF), including the Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR), the main Regulatory document. The roles and obligations of an RP are listed in detail under Regulation EC No. 1223/2009. The regulation also describes a centralized online notification system (known as the Cosmetic Product Notification Portal [CPNP]), wherein manufacturers and importers, as default RPs, must notify their cosmetic products to sell them across the EU nations.

Freyr, with exclusive offices in EU countries like Germany and the United Kingdom (UK), supports new market entrants with EU cosmetic compliance and EU cosmetic labeling for expedited market entry. Freyr acts as an RP throughout the EU and the UK.


Freyr Expertise

  • Classification, Labeling, and Packaging (CLP) regulation, REACH regulation, and EU cosmetic regulation.
  • Cosmetic testing services like microbiology test, dermatology test (patch test), preservative efficacy test (challenge test), stability test, and package compatibility test.
  • Classification of cosmetic products.
  • Cosmetic formulation review.
  • Cosmetic ingredients review.
  • Cosmetic safety assessment.
  • EU cosmetic compliance and artwork creation.
  • Cosmetic labeling review.
  • Cosmetic claims review.
  • Claims substantiation.
  • EU CPSR preparation.
  • EU PIF compilation.
  • EU CPNP Cosmetic Notification.
  • EU RP services.
  • Regulatory Intelligence (RI) services.
  • Strategic Regulatory consulting.
Freyr Advantages


Freyr Advantages


End-to-end cosmetic Regulatory services that enable easy market entry.


Safety assessment process performed fully, from label review and formula review to the creation of the full PIF, CPSR, and CPNP notification.


A dedicated artwork team to revamp your labels from one Regulatory format to another to meet the latest EU cosmetic labeling requirements.


Cost-effective RP services in both the EU (RP address in Germany) and the UK.


Full laboratory testing capacity for physicochemical analyses, microbiology, dermatology, stability, and compatibility with the packaging.


Claims review and claims substantiation studies are available.