On 11 January 2010 the EU Regulation 1223/2009 came into force, introducing significant changes to the obligations of all companies that manufacture or import cosmetic products in the EU. As from 11 July 2013 only cosmetic products for which a legal or natural person is designated within the EU as “Responsible Person” and which are notified can be placed on the market.

According to the Regulation, a Product Information File (PIF) Dossier must be prepared for each product in order to place the cosmetic products on the EU market. It is also required to notify each product to the European Commission Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP). Additionally, a Responsible Person(RP) must be appointed for each product and the name & address of the RP should be printed on the packaging of the product.


A ‘cosmetic product’ means any substance or mixture intended to be placed in contact with the external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance, protecting them, keeping them in good condition or correcting body odours.

RGS provides all the necessary legal and technical support for full compliance with the EU Cosmetics Regulation with cost and time-effective solutions.

Our services are:

  • EU Legal Representation (Responsible Person)
  • Assistance in Product Information File Preparation
  • Cosmetic Product Safety Report Preparation
  • Formulation, Label and Claim Review
  • Cosmetic Product CPNP Notification
  • Serious Undesirable Effects Report
  • Nanomaterial Services
  • Support in Cosmetic Products’ Testing Requirements