Putting Product Safety to the Test: 9 EU Requirements for Risk Assessment via Cosmetics & Toiletries
21 February 2017
Pascal Yvon Consultant, IDEA Test Group Martillac, France
Per the EU regulation, the safety of cosmetic products is based on the safety of their ingredients.
As previously described, Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 is the main regulatory framework for cosmetic products placed on the EU market.1 Cosmetic products must be safe for human health, thus the regulation requires they undergo a safety assessment; also described previously.2 Per the EU regulation, the safety of cosmetic products overall is based on the safety of their ingredients.3, 4 The rationale behind this is that many thousands of different cosmetic products on the EU market are all derived from a limited number of substances. Therefore, these substances must be evaluated by toxicological testing, comprising the following.