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Consulting, Regulatory & Toxicology

Launching a cosmetic product on the market is nowadays becoming a real challenge, from a safety and regulatory point of view.

Being aware of major constraints at an early stage of product development is one of the main keys to success for any brand.

Our international regulation and safety assessment expert teams are involved in the major study groups and discussions led by authorities therefore supporting your projects during all the stages with the latest regulatory updates.

From the first formulation steps to the registration in countries, audit of the cosmetic dossier, signature of the safety report, and management of cosmetovigilance throughout the product's entire lifecycle.

  • Creation of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Notification / Declaration / Registration of raw materials and products
  • Creation, audits, diagnostics of Technical Files
  • Regulatory compliance of communication supports
  • International regulatory watch: United States, Canada
  • Toxicological profile of raw material
  • Analysis of toxicological risk of a formula / product
  • Expertise: formula analysis and tests recommendation by an expert before product launch or clinical testing
  • Safety assessment according to the Regulation (EC) N° 1223/2009 of the European parliament and council by a safety assessor Eurotox
  • Toxicological watch
  • Cosmetovigilance: advice, action plans and support to be compliant with local authorities

According to Regulation (EU) No 655/2013 product claims of cosmetic products serve mainly to inform end users about the characteristics and qualities of the products. Those claims are essential ways of differentiating between products. They also contribute to stimulating innovation and fostering competition.

  • Common Criteria for Cosmetics claims:
    • Legal compliance
    • Truthfulness and Evidential support (Studies, etc.)
    • Honesty and fairness
  • Special criteria – (Claims that require further guidance)
    • Health-related claims (e.g. “clinically tested”, “Hypoallergenic”, etc.)
    • “Free from…”
    • “Natural”, “Bio”, “organic”…
  • Claims in the Cosmetics Directive:
    • Article 6(3) …not imply that these products have characteristics which they do not have.
    • Article 7a(1)(g) …proof of the effect claimed…
  • Cosmetic Products Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 has extended requirements:
    • Article 11(2)(d) …proof of the effect claimed…
    • Article 20(1) …not imply these products have characteristics or functions which they do not have.
  • Support during product lifecycle: development, launch, post-marketing
  • Design of tailor-made protocols 
  • Choice of raw materials
  • Selection of tests
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