Placing on the market of cosmetic products

1.    Can a natural or legal person, as a distributor, place on the market a cosmetic product for which no person responsible for placing on the market within the Community has been appointed / established / authorized?

2.    When does a cosmetic distributor become a responsible person?

3.    Where should the cosmetic product information file be kept / stored?

4.    Who is entitled to carry out a safety assessment of a cosmetic product?

5.    Can there be residues of banned substances in cosmetic products?

Answers:

1.    Can a natural or legal person, as a distributor, place on the market a cosmetic product for which no person responsible for placing on the market within the Community has been appointed / established / authorized?   
Answer: You cannot, because it is the sole responsibility of the person responsible for placing the cosmetic product on the market to ensure that the product placed on the market complies with Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009.

2.    When does a cosmetic distributor become a responsible person?
Answer: A distributor becomes a responsible person when a cosmetic product is placed on the market under its own name or trademark or modifies a product already on the market in such a way that compliance with applicable requirements may be affected.

3.    Where should the cosmetic product information file be kept / stored? 
Answer: At the address given by the responsible person on the product label.

4.    Who is entitled to carry out a safety assessment of a cosmetic product?  
Answer: A cosmetic product safety assessment may be carried out by a person with a higher education diploma in pharmacy, toxicology, medicine or similar disciplines or equivalent recognized by the Member State concerned or other evidence of formal qualifications.

5.    Can there be residues of banned substances in cosmetic products?
Answer: Residues of prohibited substances, which are accidentally caused by impurities of synthetic or natural ingredients, during manufacturing, storage and release from packaging, are allowed unless technically unavoidable in accordance with good manufacturing practice and unless such products present a risk to human health, accordance with the requirements of normal or foreseeable uses.

Atnaujinimo data: 2023-11-20