The expert team of ÉMI-TÜV SÜD tests and certifies the quality of cosmetic and beauty care products and cosmetic packaging materials in its own accredited laboratories, in compliance with the applicable legislation and standards.
The frequent changes in legislation and regulations, an eventual lack of expertise, or the placing on the market of improper products imported from other countries represent a difficult challenge for manufacturers and distributors. Through the tests performed in our accredited analytical and microbiological laboratories, we help our partners to make sure of the good quality and safety of their products.
Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products provides that cosmetic products should be safe under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use. The manufacturer or distributor of a cosmetic product, as a “responsible person” must ensure compliance with the relevant regulations. For the distribution of cosmetics, it is essential that the product has a product information file, and the data contained therein must be supported by laboratory tests.
A further condition for placing cosmetic products on the market is that products must be reported through a central European portal (the Cosmetic Products Notification Portal, CPNP), where, in addition to registration, the products’ safety assessments, safety reports, product information files and labels, compliant with the Cosmetics Regulation, are uploaded. The manufacturing of cosmetic products is subject to the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) set out in the MSZ EN ISO 22716:2008 standards.
The use of personal care and cosmetic products have a direct impact on consumers as these products are used by applying them directly in contact with the external parts of the human body.
Hence, testing for any hazardous substances, mixtures and/or microorganisms in your cosmetic and personal care products can reduce the risk of health and safety concerns to human beings.