Cosmetics, toiletries and perfumery products are regulated within Europe by cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009, which replaced Directive 76/768/EEC in July 2013. A central plank of this legislation is to ensure that cosmetic products are not placed on the market if they are harmful to health under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use. It is up to the cosmetic manufacturer, importer or distributer to guarantee that a Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) has been compiled as part of the Product Information File (PIF). Full toxicological profiles should be prepared for each individual cosmetics ingredient, and potential interactions between ingredients should be considered. Taking relevant exposure information into account, a conclusion on the overall toxicological safety of the formulation must be reached by a suitably qualified individual.
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 over 50 years of experience in providing toxicological support to many industrial sectors, and has conducted literally thousands of hazard and risk assessments. All of our senior toxicologists are professionally registered under the SB/BTS and Eurotox schemes, and are suitably qualified to conclude on overall safety, as required by the regulation. We can provide high-level input to your product safety report and PIF.