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The European legislation governing cosmetic products

Cosmetic products are released for free circulation in the European internal market if they are in compliance with the new regulation (EC) n°1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of November 30 2009 on cosmetic products, and the law n° 2014-201 of November 24, 2014 containing various provisions into line with the European Union in the public health sector.

Cosmetic products are substances or mixtures intended to be applied to the superficial parts of the human body (epidermis, hair, nails...) or to teeth and mucous membranes, exclusively or primarily in order to modify, protect, maintain in good shape or enhance the smell of the concerned parts.

Since July 11, 2013, cosmetics professionals must refer to regulation (EC) n°1223/2009. Indeed, cosmetic products can only be placed on the market if they are compliant with both the new regulation (EC) n°1223/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council of November 30, 2009 on cosmetic products, and the law n° 2014-201 of November 24, 2014 containing various provisions into line with the European Union in the public health sector.

The provisions of these regulations, aim at ensuring protection of human health, and provision of information to the consumers, in particular by supervising the composition and labeling of the products while taking account of the latest technological developments, including the use of nanomaterials.

Regulation (EC) n°1223/2009 does not cover pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices or biocidial products. 

The Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP) allows the declaration of the formulation to the competent authorities, and specifies informations such as the product category and the possible presence of nanomaterials.

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