Industry notice: registering cosmetics notices under revised notification

Within our supply chain, many suppliers manufacture and import items such as hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial gels, lip balms, sunscreens. Under the Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS), any cosmetic product is any substance or mixture intended to be placed in contact with skin – think hands, hair, nails and lips.

If you are planning to make these type of products available on the GB market or currently supply as these are already registered on EU service, then you must notify OPSS about these cosmetics using the Submit cosmetic product notifications service.

Existing products on the GB market

For cosmetic products available to GB consumers or end-users that have already been notified using the EU’s Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP) before 1 January 2021, you will have until 31 March 2021 to notify your cosmetic products using the UK’s Submit cosmetic product notifications service.

New products for the GB market

For cosmetic products that have not been notified on the EU’s CPNP and are being placed on the GB market after 31 December 2020, you will need to notify these products using the UK’s Submit cosmetic product notifications service before they can be placed on the GB market.

All product packaging must bear the name and address of the UK Responsible Person from 31 December 2022.

For more information please visit the UK Government information page here.

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