The Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers (GCSTM) is a non-commercial peer support network which provides information and guidelines about handmade soap crafting and the EU legislation that regulates the cosmetics and toiletries industry. GCSTM is run by volunteers who give their time freely for the benefit of both our members and the profession as a whole. The Guild operates an open admissions policy and membership is FREE to any soap or toiletry maker who holds safety assessments for their product range.
Cosmetic Safety Solutions Ltd are members of the Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA), the UK Trade association for those involved in making, supplying and selling cosmetics & personal care products. Their website has comprehensive resources for both members and non members and we encourage you to take a look.
The Facts About is a consumer website provided by the CTPA that holds a wealth of information about the science behind products, explaining about safety assessments, ingredient issues and the strict rules governing the safety of such products as toothpaste, hair colorants, sun protection, make-up, fragrance, personal care etc. For further regulatory advice, please see the main CTPA website and its detailed FAQs section.