UK Responsible Person Service

UK Cosmetics Responsible Person

In the United Kingdom (UK) Cosmetic Product companies are legally required to have a Responsible Person. For companies that are not a registered business in the UK, a Responsible Person within the UK with a legally registered business must be mandated to act as the Responsible Person (RP). The duties of the RP are as follows:

  • Ensure that the Cosmetic Product is safe
  • Make sure that Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) have been followed in accordance with ISO 22716:2007 by the manufacturer
  • Identify that a Cosmetic Product Safety Assessment has been carried out by a suitably qualified person in the form of a Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR)
  • Ensure that there is a Cosmetic Product Information File (PIF) containing all the information required in accordance with EU Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on Cosmetic Products
  • Make sure that sufficient sampling and analysis has been carried out on the Cosmetic Product
  • Registration of the Cosmetic Product on the GB Cosmetic Product Notification Service (CPNS)
  • Restricted Substances (if any) are within limits identified as safe by the EU safety commission
  • CMR (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or toxic to Reproduction) substances are not used within the Cosmetic Product or are only used where government scientific advisory committees have deemed them at levels to be safely used
  • Notifying the use of any Nanomaterials within Cosmetic Products that are not specifically used for UV filters, colourants or preservatives
  • Making sure that unavoidable trace levels of prohibited substances are below levels of safety concern
  • Identify that the cosmetic company has not used any animal testing
  • Check that the labelling of the Cosmetic Product is correct and in line with the requirements of the applicable parts of the regulation
  • Verify that the product claims made about the Cosmetic Product are factual and in line with the requirements of the regulation
  • Comply with the requirements surrounding notification of undesirable effects and serious undesirable effects of the use of the Cosmetic Product as part of the products post market surveillance
  • Make available all product information to the relevant competent authorities upon request

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