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What is a CPSR?

CPSR is an abbreviation for Cosmetic Product Safety Report

When we assess your products, you receive a Cosmetic Product Safety Report. (often referred to as an assessment or as a certificate)

It is this document that is required under the UK and EU cosmetic regulations to enable you to legally sell your Cosmetic products* and it is written using your exact recipes.


Here is the technical explanation of a CPSR;


The Cosmetic Product Safety Report takes the form of two distinct sections, Parts A & B as specified by Regulation EU 1223/2009 which came into effect in July 2013 across the whole of the EU.  Post Brexit, this EU legislation was adopted into UK legislation.


PART A – Cosmetic product safety information

1. Quantitative and qualitative composition of the product

2. Physical/chemical characteristics and stability of the cosmetic product

3. Microbiological quality

4. Impurities, traces, information about the packaging material

5. Normal and reasonably foreseeable use

6. Exposure to the cosmetic product

7. Exposure to the substances

8. Toxicological profile of the substances

9. Undesirable effects and serious undesirable effects

10. Information on the cosmetic product


PART B – Cosmetic product safety assessment

1. Assessment conclusion

2. Labelled warnings and instructions of use

3. Reasoning

4. Assessor’s credentials and approval of part B


* You also have other obligations under the legislation. We can guide you through those, but suffice it to say the CPSR is central to those other things. Our free comprehensive guides to compliant Labelling, Good Manufacturing Practice, Product Information Files and more will enable you to work your way through everything you need to do to sell your products confidently and legally.

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