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Cosmetics and personal care products are applied to the human body for the purposes of cleaning, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or changing its appearance.

Ranging from antiperspirants, fragrances, make-up and shampoos, to soaps, sunscreens and toothpastes, cosmetics and personal care products play an essential role in in all stages of our life.

Specifically, there are seven categories of cosmetics and personal care products – oral care, skin care, sun care, hair care, decorative cosmetics, body care and perfumes.

Before being placed on the European market, all cosmetics products must be listed on a centralised database, the Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP), managed by the European Commission. When a product has been notified in the CPNP, there is no need for any further notification at national level.

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Status of animal testing in relation to cosmetics industry in the EU:

  • Animal testing of cosmetics products is banned
  • Animal testing of cosmetic ingredients is banned
  • Selling cosmetic products tested on animals is banned
  • Selling cosmetic products containing ingredients tested on animals for the purpose of complying with the Cosmetic Products Regulation is banned


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  • Compliance of manufacturing according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • A safety assessment, including preparation of product information file (PIF)
  • Provision of product information
  • Compliance with ingredient and labelling rules
  • Registration in CPNP
  • Alternatives to animal testing
  • Responsibilities of distributors
  • Cosmetovigilance

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