Having a Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) is a mandatory requirement for any cosmetic product placed on the EU and the UK market, as well as on certain other markets that are subject to a very similar cosmetics legislation to that used in the EU (Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009) and the UK (UK Schedule 34 to the Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019), such as Israel, the Gulf countries, ASEAN countries etc.
CPSR is certainly the most important part of the product information file, as this is the part that contains the information about the product itself and determines its safety. CPSR is further divided into two parts: part A – cosmetic product safety information, and part B – cosmetic product safety assessment.
Part A contains the product formula (its qualitative and quantitative composition) and the specifications of the raw materials, the finished product and its packaging; this information will have to be provided by you.
Part B covers the assessment of all of these specifications and tests which, along with additional calculations, determine whether the product is safe and in conformity with the regulations or not. It also provides the reasoning that led to such conclusion, it may list any precautions for use that have to appear on the label, and it includes the assessor’s credentials and their approval.
It should be pointed out that not just anyone can perform the cosmetic product safety assessment. This person should of course be familiar with the Cosmetics Regulation, but the Regulation also imposes some additional requirements. It requires that the safety assessment be carried out by a person in possession of a diploma or other evidence of formal qualifications awarded on completion of a university course of theoretical and practical study in pharmacy, toxicology, medicine or a similar discipline, or a course recognized as equivalent by a Member State (or the Secretary of State in case of the UK).
1-9 ingredients – 150€
10-29 ingredients – 300€
30+ ingredients – 400€