20 May Cosmetics Safety Assessment – What is It, Why Do You Need It, How is It Done?
Cosmetics Safety Assessment – The Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 and UK Schedule 34 to the Product Safety and Metrology Regulations 2019 are designed to ensure the safety of cosmetic product users. This implies that before a cosmetic product can be released on the EU/UK market, it must undergo a safety evaluation completed by a qualified practitioner.
Safety evaluation is part B of the Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) and hence an essential component of the Product Information File. The assessment of cosmetic product safety is based on Part A of the CPSR, which provides cosmetic product safety information and encompasses documentation such as:
✔ The cosmetic product formula.
✔ Choice of raw materials.
✔ Toxicity profiles of the ingredients used.
✔ Physical and chemical standardization of finished product.
✔ Microbiological quality and the outcomes of the preservation challenge test.
✔ The resilience of the cosmetic product.
✔ Consistency of the cosmetic product with the packaging.
✔ Details about the product packaging.
✔ Details about the typical and probable usage.
✔ Sensitivity to the cosmetic product.
✔ The ingredients and any other evidence about the product manufacturer’s cosmetic product may have.
The safety assessor goes over these documents to see whether the substances used in the product are restricted or prohibited in the EU/UK if the other information regarding the cosmetic product is correct and if the tests were carried out appropriately.
They then calculate the safety margins (MoS) and create the Cosmetic Safety Assessment Report based on the no observed adverse effects level (NOAEL).
The following items must be included in the CPSR.
✔ Verdict on whether the product is safe and under EU/UK cosmetics regulations.
✔ The scientific rationale that led to such a decision by the safety assessor.
✔ A list of any cautions and advisories must be included on the label.
✔ The accreditation and consent of the assessor.
Qualifications for Safety Assessors
The EU cosmetics law also specifies the qualifications of safety assessors. Although this is insufficient, the safety assessor should first be familiar with EU/UK cosmetics regulations. In addition, the rule has several additional requirements. It states that the cosmetics safety assessment must be performed by someone who has a diploma or other evidence of formal qualifications earned after completing a course at a university of conceptual and applied study in pharmacology, medical science, or a related discipline from the EU/UK or a practice recognized as corresponding in the EU/UK.
Cosmetics Works – Cosmetics Safety Assessment Services
Cosmetics Works safety assessors are highly competent and meet the qualifications mentioned above. We hold pharmacy or cosmetology degrees, have passed the ‘Safety Assessment of Cosmetics in the EU‘ course in Brussels, and have decades of work expertise conducting cosmetic product safety assessments. As a result, you can be confident that the appropriate authorities will acknowledge the safety of our cosmetic tests.
We are proud of the quickness with which we supply our services and their quality. We can guarantee that cosmetic product safety assessments will be completed in up to three days from the time we receive all of the documents from part A of the Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR), thanks to Cosmetics Works’ extensive database of toxicological profiles of the substances commonly used in cosmetic products, combined with the software that we have developed.
Please contact us for additional information about the cosmetic product safety evaluations!