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One of the requirements of the EU cosmetic regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 is that prior to placing the product on the market a safety assessment is carried out. This article is intended to give an insight into what needs to be considered when carrying out a safety assessment and preparing a cosmetic safety report (CPSR).

Click here to download the article written by SGS UK for the Personal Care Magazine.


Part A: Cosmetic product safety information

  • Quantitative and qualitative composition of the cosmetic product
  • Physical/chemical characteristics and stability of the cosmetic product
  • Microbiological quality
  • Impurities, traces, information about packaging material
  • Normal and reasonably foreseeable use
  • Exposure to cosmetic product
  • Exposure to substances
  • Toxicological profile of the substances
  • Undesirable effects and serious undesirable effects
  • Information on the cosmetic product

Part B: Cosmetic product safety assessment

  • Assessment conclusion
  • Labelling warnings and instructions of use
  • Reasoning
  • Assessor’s credentials and approval of Part B

About SGS

SGS has a network of highly skilled safety assessors experienced in conducting Cosmetic Safety Assessments against the new EU regulation. Our fully equipped, state of the art facilities (in Europe, Asia & the USA) offer full testing for compliance to the EU cosmetic regulation.

To know more about how SGS can help you to comply with the EU cosmetic regulation 1223/2009, please visit our website SGS Cosmetics and contact our global team.