LABELING AND CLAIMS
The first part of ensuring cosmetic product compliance with the relevant legislation that most people think about is labelling. That’s because labelling is the only part that is fully regulated in some parts of the world (for example the USA) and because labelling is the most prominent and exposed part of the product and therefore the most likely to be noticed by consumers and authorities.
Labelling is also regulated in the EU. The EU regulation 1223/2009 provides a clear list of information that must appear on labels, where it should be and which parts have to be translated into the local language(s) of the countries where you would be selling your products.
A separate, and a more confusing part, are the cosmetic product claims. Even though the EU published a separate regulation dealing just with cosmetic product claims (Regulation 655/2013) it may sometimes still be difficult to say what is allowed, what isn’t and how certain claims can be proven.
Luamed experts will review your labels and let you know which information needs to be added or removed, which parts have to be translated, how the list of ingredients has to be written and which claims would be acceptable, and which wouldn’t. Our laboratory can also provide testing services to help you prove your claims.