Guidance on the Regulations Applying to Cosmetic Products Being Supplied in or Into Great Britain

News Date
May 4, 2023

The Northern Ireland Protocol was replaced with a reference to the Windsor Framework in the statutory guidance for the UK Cosmetics Regulation (UKCR), which is applicable in Great Britain (GB), and the EU Cosmetic Products Regulation (EU CPR), which is applicable in Northern Ireland (NI), on May 4, 2023.

Businesses putting cosmetic items on the market in Great Britain (GB) should refer to this guide. Wales, Scotland, and England make up Great Britain.

The special guidelines for putting cosmetic items on the market in Northern Ireland should be read by the applicant if they are doing so.

This explanation of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 on Cosmetic Products, as modified by the Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, is intended to assist applicant in understanding the regulations.

The regulation outlines conditions that must be satisfied before cosmetic products can be sold in Great Britain. The regulation's goals are to protect public health and create a fully competitive market.

The chapters presented in the guidance document are listed below:
Chapter I: Scope and Definitions
Chapter II: Safety, Responsibility, and Free Movement
Chapter III: Safety Assessment, Product Information File, and Notification
Chapter IV: Restrictions for Certain Substances
Chapter V: Animal Testing
Chapter VI: Consumer Information
Chapter VII: Market Surveillance
Chapter VIII: Non-compliance and Safeguard Clause
Chapter IX: Powers and Further Duties of the Secretary of State

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