Scientific and technical assessment
The free movement of cosmetic products in the internal EU market is permitted if they comply with the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
For the scientific and technical assessment, the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 requires that every cosmetic product placed on the market in Europe is safe to use.
The manufacturer must ensure that cosmetic products undergo an expert scientific safety assessment before they are launched for sale.
The safety of cosmetics is the prime concern of the EU cosmetics legislation.
For more details on the new provisions of Cosmetics Regulation, visit:
Cosmetic Product Safety Report
The Regulation prohibits the performance of animal testing in the European Union for finished products and ingredients or combinations of ingredients.
The Regulation also prohibits the placing on the European Union market of products where the final formulation has been the subject of animal testing or products containing ingredients or combinations of ingredients which have been the subject of animal testing.
- Quantitative and qualitative composition of the cosmetic product
- Physical/chemical characteristics and stability of the cosmetic product
- Microbiological quality
- Impurities, traces, information about the packaging material
- Normal and reasonably foreseeable use
to the cosmetic product
- Exposure to the substances
- Toxicological profile of the substances
- Undesirable effects and serious undesirable
- Other information on the cosmetic product
- Assessment conclusion
- Labelled warnings and instructions of use
- Assessors credentials and approval
Ban on animal testing
In the safety assessment of the cosmetic products the animal testing must be replaced by alternative methods
Cosmetic product safety information
Cosmetic product safety assessment
Cosmetic Products Safety