June 8, 2018


It is a common misunderstanding that cosmetics should be approved by ‘someone’, usually an authority. That is not the case. The manufacturer or importer is responsible and may market a product at any time, as they see it.

However, that does not mean that the manufacturer or importer has no obligations. If you have planned to bring a cosmetic product on the European market, Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 applies.

Your product should be notified though the Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP) and you are obliged to prepare a cosmetic Product Information File (PIF).

Besides, when you import your cosmetic products from outside the EU, you also have to meet the requirements regarding REACH if the individual chemicals in your raw materials cross the 1000 kg/year limit.

INFO-CARE helps you with:

  • The preparation of a cosmetic Product Information File (PIF), including the obligated safety assessment. The PIF is standard available in English.
  • Notification of your cosmetic product through the Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP).
  • Registration of chemicals used in your products in order to fulfill your REACH requirements according to REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 if you import your cosmetic product from outside the EU.

INFO-CARE has qualified consultants to carry out safety assessments and sign officially to declare your cosmetic product as ‘safe’.

We are in very close contact with the Dutch Authorities and want to maintain our excellent reputation at all costs.

Feel free to contact our specialist. We are happy to help you to fulfill your obligations under the Cosmetics Regulation.