Cosmetics Registration in


Regulatory Authority:

Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS)

Link for RA:

Local regulation:

Regulation (EC) N° 1223/2009

Who can register :  

  • Responsible person
  • Manufacturer
  • Importer
  • Distributer 

Data to be communicated : 

  • The category and name of the cosmetic product
  • The name of the responsible person
  • The location of the Product Information File (PIF)
  • The name of a named contact for urgent inquiries
  • Details of any nanomaterials in the cosmetic product
  • Details of any carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction (CMR) substances in the cosmetic product
  • The chemical details of substances
  • A summary of the ingredients
  • An image of the product’s label
  • A summary of the ingredients


UK Submit Cosmetic Product Notification (UK SCPN):

  • In the United Kingdom, the UK SCPN has taken the place of the EU’s Cosmetics Products Notification Portal (CPNP). Cosmetic products would be notified to the Secretary of State and relevant authorities via the UK SCPN service before being placed on the GB market.
  • Products containing nanomaterials that were not disclosed to the Commission prior to the end of the transition period should be notified to the Secretary of State via the UK’s SCPN portal by the RP six months before they are placed on the GB market.

Timeframe and fees: 

It has to be stressed that while 4-8 months is the usual timeframe, the timeline of the registration process depends greatly on the Manufacturer.  

Additional information:  


  • Businesses have a two-year transition time starting on December 31, 2020, before they must include the UK Responsible Person data on product labels (i.e. by 31 December 2022). For current items, the details of the EU responsible person should be supplied.
  • To enable the public or user to make the best judgement, the label should contain information that explains the contents and best usage of the cosmetic product. The following are some examples: