All cosmetics, toiletries and perfumery products are regulated within Europe by specific legislation EC 1223/2009 which comes into force on 11 July 2013, replacing Directive 76/768/EEC. A central plank of both pieces of legislation is to ensure that cosmetic products are not placed on the market if they are harmful to health under normal or reasonably foreseeable use. It is up to the cosmetic manufacturer, importer or distributer to guarantee that a Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) has been compiled by a suitably qualified individual. As part of this, full toxicological profiles should be prepared for individual cosmetic ingredients, and potential interactions between ingredients should be considered. Taking relevant exposure information into account, a conclusion on overall toxicological safety should be reached. The full CPSR is to be submitted to the European Commission as part of the Product Information File (PIF).
The new legislation is deliberately more robust in nature and is designed to ensure a more thorough compliance with the spirit of the regulation than in the past. The team of toxicologists at bibra has many years of experience in providing hazard reviews on individual ingredients, or assessing the safety of multi-component formulations such as cosmetics and toiletries. We can provide high-level input to your product safety report and PIF.