International

International

Operating internationally, we firmly believe geographical boundaries offer no constraint and can benefit all our clients, large or small, who are able to access our extensive knowledge base and holistic approach. We have customers in over 20 countries, spread over six continents and numerous time zones. Effective in the logistics of shipping samples to our laboratory for testing, we are frequently complimented by clients, thousands of miles from our laboratories, on the fast and accurate turnaround we offer, matching or beating their local suppliers. Cost will always be a factor and we are quite happy to quote against your exact specification or requirement, offering advice and expertise if we believe there is a better or more cost-effective solution.

Europe (EU)

We fully understand the role of the Responsible Person within Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 and can either adopt that position for a brand or manufacturer or alternatively advise clients on the actions necessary if they wish to act as RP for their own products (if possible). Since UK companies are no longer legal entities within the EU post-Brexit, we have a wholly owned subsidiary business in Dublin, Ireland, which can take on this role. Similarly, thanks to our Greater Manchester-based HQ, we can act as the UK Responsible Person for EU businesses wishing to trade within the UK too. We therefore offer a dual Responsible Person service, helping companies gain regulatory compliance and seamless entry to both the EU and UK markets without having to deal with multiple service providers.
We hold full insurance cover for our Responsible Person services, and our complete EU Cos Reg process is ISO 9001 accredited. We operate a fully secure data retrieval, storage and management system and regularly work to NDAs/CDAs. As well as Responsible Person, we can provide all other services you may require, ensuring your products are compliant with the European Cosmetic Regulation including:

a. Cosmetic Product Safety Reports (CPSRs)
b. Artwork/Packaging review
c. CPNP Notification
d. Formulation Reviews
e. PIF Collation and Maintenance
f. Cosmeto-vigilance
g. Safety Data Sheets.

USA

We have extensive experience working with US cosmetics and personal care product manufacturers and brand owners, acting as Responsible Person for a host of US companies. Many of these organisations utilise our testing, consultancy, and regulatory services as well, safe in the knowledge that they are receiving a creative and cost-effective resource. Our expertise encompasses the US Food, Drug & Cosmetics Act, as well as state legislation including California’s Proposition 65. Drawing on this experience, we can offer:

Regulatory Compliance
• Labelling Reviews
• Formulation Reviews (Federal and State requirements)
• Proposition 65 Reviews
• Supply Chain Management Schemes i.e. WERCS.

Product Testing

• Preservative Efficacy (Challenge) testing (USP 51)
• Stability testing
• Microbial Limits (USP 61 & 62)
• HRIPT
• HET-CAM.

Canada

We also have expertise with the Canadian Food and Drugs Act and the Cosmetics Regulations. With this, we can offer:
• Labelling Reviews
• Formulation Reviews – Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist
• Health Canada Notification.

For a confidential and no obligation discussion, please contact us