Discover the regulation of cosmetics and perfumes in 2023. Mandatory registration with the CPNP

The beauty-related industry is one of the most important and lucrative in the world, hence the regulation of cosmetics and perfumes is essential and mandatory to ensure the safety and quality of products placed on the market. 

This is where CPNP, the Cosmetic Product Notification Portal, comes in, a key tool for cosmetic and perfume manufacturers and distributors who wish to comply with regulations.

Legal framework and regulation of perfumes and cosmetics

To address the regulation of cosmetics and perfumes, Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council was adopted on 30 November 2009, known as the Cosmetic Products Regulation, which entered into force on 11 July 2013.

This Regulation provides that cosmetic products, including perfumes, must be safe under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use, complying with specific composition and labelling rules. Each product must be associated with a responsible person in the European Union, ensuring traceability in the supply chain. In addition, both responsible persons and distributors have clear obligations, including the submission of a dossier of information on each product to the competent authorities, containing details on its safety. In addition, this regulation requires the registration of cosmetics and perfumes in the CPNP (Cosmetic Products Notification Portal).

What is the CPNP and who should register?

The CPNP is the electronic database in the European Union (EU) containing information on cosmetic products, established under the EU Cosmetic Products Regulation, and its main purpose is to provide a centralised system for the notification of cosmetic products. This includes perfumes as well as other beauty and personal care products.

The CPNP plays an essential role in the regulation of cosmetic products in the EU. It allows regulatory authorities and healthcare professionals to track and monitor products on the market. It also provides access to crucial information on the ingredients used in cosmetic products, ensuring consumer safety.

The regulation of perfumes in the EU is strict and applies to both manufacturers and distributors of these products. Notification of a product to the CPNP is a legal requirement, and must be done before the product is placed on the EU market. In other words, notification is required before the perfume is available for purchase by consumers.

Manufacturers of perfumes and other cosmetic products must notify the CPNP before offering their products for sale. In addition, distributors importing perfumes into the EU from outside the region must also notify these products to the CPNP before placing them on the EU market.

Steps to Registering a Perfume with the CPNP and complying with legislation

Registering a perfume with the CPNP may seem like a complicated task, but with the right guidance and knowledge of the steps involved, it can be a relatively straightforward process. Below are the basic steps for registering a perfume with CPNP:

1- Create a CPNP Account: The first step is to register with CPNP as a user. This involves providing basic information about your company and products.

2- Gather the Necessary Information: Before making the notification, you must gather all relevant information about your perfume. This includes a complete list of ingredients used in the perfume formula, information about the manufacturer, company contact information and any other information required by EU regulations.

3- Access the CPNP: Once you have all the necessary information, you can access the CPNP and start the notification process. This usually involves completing an online form with details about the product.

4- Pay Any Applicable Fees: In some cases, there may be fees associated with notification on the CPNP. Be sure to pay any required fees during the registration process.

5-Waiting for Approval: After submitting the notification, you must wait for approval by the EU regulatory authorities. Once approved, your product is ready to be marketed in the EU.

Benefits of Complying with Perfume Regulations

Complying with perfume regulation, including CPNP registration, offers several benefits for both manufacturers and consumers:

- Consumer Safety: CPNP notification ensures that products meet the safety and quality standards set by the EU. This protects consumers from potential adverse effects or health risks.

- Legal Compliance: Complying with the regulation is a legal requirement in the EU. Failure to do so can result in significant penalties and fines.

- EU Market Access: Registration with the CPNP is necessary to access the EU market. This allows manufacturers and distributors to tap into a large and diverse market.

- Transparency: Notification to the CPNP involves providing detailed information on the ingredients used in the perfume. This promotes transparency and consumer confidence.

- Competitiveness: Complying with regulations can improve your brand reputation and your competitiveness in the marketplace, as consumers tend to prefer products that meet safety standards.

Complying with the regulations is not only a legal obligation, but also offers significant benefits, such as consumer protection, access to a large market and enhanced brand reputation. In short, CPNP registration, which is necessary to comply with cosmetics and perfume regulations, is a fundamental part of the process of launching perfumes in the European Union and contributes to the safety and reliability of these products in the marketplace.

The entire VismarEssence portfolio is fully compliant with the regulations required for fragrance production.

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