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Responsible Person

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An RP can be a business or an individual and must have a ku游官方app下载-established address to make cosmetic products available in Great Britain.


A PIF in English must be kept by the Responsible Person at the disposal of the Authorities in case of Inspection, up to ten years after market launch. The PIF includes:

  • Product description;
  • Product safety report;
  • GMP certificate; and
  • Evidence for the cosmetic product’s effects (claims).

Product Safety

Product safety is a top priority for the ku游官方app下载 ku游官方app下载 ku游官方app下载s. As a cosmetic business owner, you must ensure that your products are safe for use. This includes using safe ingredients, conducting appropriate tests, and keeping up to date with any safety alerts or recalls. A safety assessment that takes into account the product's intended use, the concentration and purity of its ingredients, and any potential risks associated with its use.

Here are some of the key duties in terms of safety under the regulation:

- Safety Assessment: Before a cosmetic product can be placed on the ku游官方app下载 market, the manufacturer must ensure that it is safe for human use. This includes carrying out a safety assessment that takes into account the product's intended use, the concentration and purity of its ingredients, and any potential risks associated with its use.

Ingredient Safety: All ingredients used in cosmetic products must be safe for human use. Manufacturers must ensure that the concentration and purity of each ingredient is within safe limits and must avoid using any ingredients that are known to be harmful or have been banned from use in cosmetics.

Microbiological Safety: ku游官方app下载 products must be free from harmful microorganisms that could pose a risk to human health. Manufacturers must ensure that their products are manufactured in a hygienic environment, and must carry out appropriate microbiological testing to ensure that the products are free from harmful bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms.


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All claims made about a cosmetic product must be truthful, not misleading, and backed up by evidence. You should avoid making any claims that could be interpreted as medical or therapeutic.


In the ku游官方app下载, all cosmetic products must be notified to the ku游官方app下载 Product Notification Portal (CPNP) before they can be placed on the market. You must provide detailed information about your product, including its composition and intended use.

For cosmetic products that have not been notified on CPNP and are being placed on the ku游官方app下载 market after December 31, 2020, you will need to notify these products using the ku游官方app下载’s Submit ku游官方app下载 Product Notifications (SCPN) service before they can be placed on the GB market.

Record Keeping

Finally, it is important to keep records of all the steps you have taken to comply with the ku游官方app下载 ku游官方app下载 ku游官方app下载s. This includes records of your product testing, labeling, and notification. Keeping good records will help you to demonstrate your compliance if you are ever audited or investigated.

Our Services

We can provide the following services for you related to your product compliance process:

  • Acting as a Responsible Person (Including leading inspections with the Authorities and sharing side effects with the Office of Product Safety Standards);
  • Preliminary review of formula and label so as to check whether it is compliant with the regulatory requirements for the cosmetic ingredients and efficacy claims;
  • Conduct a Safety assessment by a qualified Toxicologist expert;
  • Create an accurate PIF and keep it updated (including regulatory/toxicology updates);
  • Labeling : Generate label with the relevant information (Including INCI list and Claims); and
  • SCPN submission.

If you need any assistance or have any questions, please get in touch with us via [email protected].