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UK Cosmetics Notification

On 1 January 2021, the UK Government department Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) launched the Submit Cosmetic Products Notification (SCPN) portal, allowing companies to notify cosmetic products made available on the GB market as of 1 January 2021, as required under Article 13 of the UK Cosmetics Regulation (Schedule 34 to the Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019).

Transitional Solutions

  • New products placed on the market as of 1 January 2021 must be notified on SCPN prior to being placed on the market. The information that has to be submitted as part of the notification is as per Article 13 of the UK Cosmetics Regulation;

  • Products available on the UK market before 1 January 2021 and already notified via the EU Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP) must be notified within 90 days from 1 January 2021;

  • Products intended to be placed on the Northern Irish market must be notified on the EU Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP), as NI follows EU rules.

Dossier List for Product Notification via SCPN

  • the category and name of the cosmetic product

  • the name of the responsible person

  • where the Product Information File (PIF) is kept

  • details of a named contact for urgent enquiries

  • details of any nanomaterials the cosmetic product contains

  • details of any carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction (CMR) substances the cosmetic product contains

  • the chemical details of substances

  • a summary of the ingredients

  • an image of the product’s label

  • a photograph of the cosmetic product packaging

Who Shall Register?

  • Exporters of Cosmetics in China to UK market

  • Exporters of Cosmetics in other countries to UK market

Our Services

CIRS China can act as a technical provider for foreign and domestic cosmetic manufacturers or distributors to notify cosmetics in UK so as to comply with the UK cosmetics regulations.

Our services include:

UK Cosmetics Notification

  • Formula and label review

  • SCPN notification

  • Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) preparation;

  • Product Information File (PIF) preparation to be kept for official supervision;

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