FAQ

How long does a registration process take?

The time needed to register a product depends on 2 things:

–        How fast you can provide us with the documents we need to be able to work (please see the list in the handout you can download from the home page)

–        If the results of the mandatory tests (stability/compatibility test and challenge test) are already available or not.

If  the stability test has not been performed yet, then, the registration process will take more than 3 months. If all documents are ready, then, the process can be finished in less than a month.

What are the steps of the process?

We divide the process into 5 steps:

1-   Formula Check – toxicological analysis of the ingredients

During this step, our Safety Assessors carefully check the toxicological profile of each ingredient, go through the related documents, check the impurities, etc. in order to certify if the formula complies with the EU/UK Regulation or not. Once the formula complies with the EU/UK Regulation, it complies with the regulation of at least 47 countries in the world.

2-   CPSR – Safety Assessment of the product

During this step, our Safety Assessors create the Cosmetic Product Safety Report, in which the cosmetic product is assessed completely through different steps detailed below:

a) Quantitative and qualitative composition

b) Physical and chemical properties and stability

c) Storage conditions

d) Microbiological quality

e) Impurities, traces and information about the packaging material

f) Normal and reasonably foreseeable use

g) Cosmetic product exposure

h) Substance exposure

i) Substance toxicity profiles

j) Undesirable effects and serious undesirable effects – cosmetovigilance information

k) Assessment conclusion

l) Packaging warnings and instructions for use

m) Reasoning

n) Evaluator credentials

During this step, we advise on all elements that should appear on the labels and we carefully advise on the use of the claims and how to sustain them.

3- Label & Claims Check

Our experts check the elements and claims on your labels and advise how you should adapt your artworks so they are compliant with the regulation.

4-    Portal Notification

Once the PIF is complete and the labels are corrected, we can notify the product on the CPNP portal (in Europe) and the SCNP (in the UK).

4-   Responsible Person Service

We can become your Responsible Person in the EU and the UK.

Label & Claims Check

Our experts check the elements and claims on your labels and advise how you should adapt your artworks so they are compliant with the regulation.

Portal Notification

Once the PIF is complete and the labels are corrected, we can notify the product on the CPNP portal (in Europe) and the SCNP (in the UK).

Responsible Person Service

We can become your Responsible Person in the EU and the UK.

We are a brand located in Europe and want to remain our own RP, can you take care of the PIF only?

Yes, we can take care of all the steps of the registration process or just the ones you need. We may prepare the PIFs of your products and you can notify the products on the portal and be your own responsible person.

We already have PIFs for our products and are looking for a RP

We can become the Responsible Person for your products! Here are the steps to appoint us your RP:

1-   Provide us with the PIFs of your products so we audit them to make sure they are complete and compliant

2-   We will hand over the PIF audit report listing any missing data or document that will need to be handed over to us.

3-   Once the PIF complete, we will notify the product on the portal or proceed to a transfer if they are already notified

4-   We will sign the Responsible Person Service Agreement to officially appoint us the RP

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