guide of steps...
1. FORMULA REVIEW
The quantitative formula of the cosmetic product is analyzed to ensure that it complies with the 1223/2009 EU Regulation. This analysis ensures the following:
It DOES NOT contain banned substances.
It DOES NOT contain higher concentrations of those substances, that cosmetic products must not contain except subject to the restrictions laid down in Annex III/IV/V/VI of the Regulation.
The substances comply with the purity criteria set by the European Authorities.
Therefore, this step is needed as a screening, before issuing the PIF: Those product not complying shall be reformulated, before issuing its PIF.
2. PRODUCT INFORMATION FILE (PIF): COSMETIC PRODUCT SAFETY REPORT (CPSR), SAFETY ASSESSMENT (SA), LABEL REVIEW AND LABEL CERTIFICATION(LC)
Once the product is approved as complying with the EU Regulation, and all the needed documents (MSDS, Certificates of Analysis, raw materials breakdowns, tests results, etc.) are received, the PIF will be drafted by the experts.
The File contains the Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) and gathers all the literature and tests linked to the product.
This step is essential: the product is evaluated thoroughly to check that its use is safe and does not present a risk for the consumer.
Then, the product label will be examined to verify that all information contained complies with the Regulation.
3. NOTIFICATION on the CPNP
As soon as the product has been proved to be safe and compliant with the EU Regulatory Framework, it can be notified at the Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP).
The Responsible Person will then provide the client with the CPNP certificate, a document containing a unique number attributed to the product by the EU Authorities.