Regulation of Cosmetics

KTS logo 2 300px by 217px with shadow and textCosmetics are regulated in Member states of the EU and EFTA by Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament of 30 November 2009 on Cosmetic products. This regulation gives definition to what is considered a cosmetic and the actions, which a manufacturer must undertake before placing the product on the market. The regulation has a requirement for the manufacture of the cosmetic to comply with Good Manufacturing Practice. This requirement has been supported by the introduction of an ISO standard 22716:2007 Cosmetics — Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) — Guidelines on Good Manufacturing Practices