In the United States, Canada, Australia and ASEAN countries, cosmetics are regulated through post-market surveillance rather than pre-market testing. To increase understanding of cosmetic product regulations in these markets, Martin Perry and Roger Pendily, cosmetic safety assessors at SGS UK, have written a comprehensive article for Personal Care Magazine. The article highlights the similarities and differences between the regulations for these different markets and EU cosmetic regulation (EC) No 1223/2009. It explains how to comply with the varying regulations when formulating cosmetics for these markets.

Cosmetic safety assessments from SGS We have a network of highly skilled safety assessors with experience conducting cosmetic safety assessments against EC No 1223/2009. Our fully equipped, state of the art facilities in Europe, Asia and the Unites Sates offer full testing for compliance to the new EU cosmetic regulation.

For further information, please contact:

Martin Perry
Consumer and Retail
Cosmetic Safety Assessor
SGS United Kingdom Limited
Units 41 & 43
The Listerhills Park of Science and Commerce
Campus Road, Bradford BD7 1 HR
t: +44 (0)1274 303080