According to the applicable regulations, cosmetic testing is an essential stage that allows the introduction of cosmetic products to the market within the European Union.
What tests need to be conducted?
The most important ones include:
- Microbiological purity testing,
- Tests and stability studies regarding mass and its compatibility with packaging,
- Preservation tests (degree of product preservation),
- Dermatological evaluation,
- Application and usability studies.
What is the CPNP database?
The final step enabling the introduction of a cosmetic product for sale within the EU is registering the product in the European CPNP database. It is a free online notification system created for the purpose of implementing Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning cosmetic products. Thanks to this, cosmetics placed on the market within the EU can be thoroughly monitored by the executive authorities.
The requirements in this area are dictated by the applicable provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 regarding cosmetic products (Official Journal of the European Union L 342 of 22 December 2009).”