Cosmetics & "Beauty from inside" (Nutricosmetics)

Functional cosmetic products for skin, hair, and nails, containing natural ingredients (botanicals, marine sources) are currently the most highly demanded products on the beauty market. This segment includes topically applied formulations, such as creams, cleansers and face-masks (cosmetics), as well as digestible products for oral application, such as dietary supplements, foods and beverages (nutricosmetics).

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Safety Assessment

Within the EU-member states, the manufacturer (alternatively his agent, the person to whose order a cosmetic product is manufactured or the person responsible for placing an imported cosmetic product on the Community market) must keep certain product and safety information at the disposal of the competent monitoring authorities (product information file).

In order to demonstrate that a cosmetic product is safe (1223/2009 Art. 3), the responsible person shall, prior to placing a cosmetic product on the market, ensure that the cosmetic product has undergone a safety assessment, with respect to:

  • Quantitative and qualitative composition
  • Physical/chemical characteristics and stability
  • Microbiological quality
  • Impurities, traces, information about the packaging material
  • Normal and reasonably foreseeable use
  • Exposure
  • Toxicological profile

We provide the following services:

  • Product specific GAP-analysis of potential safety requirements
  • Acquisition of suitable data sheets (CoA, shelf life, microbiological activity, GMP, MSDS)
  • Compiling of necessary toxicological in vitro data in GMP-certified laboratories, regarding COLIPA and SCCP guidelines
  • Compiling of necessary human trials (skin comparability) in GMP-certified CROs, regarding COLIPA and SCCP guidelines
  • Safety and marketability assessments, fulfilling the latest corresponding requirements by certificated experts