If you love the idea of providing a range of cosmetic products to your customers but don't necessarily want to create and make them yourselves, there are many amazing wholesale suppliers out there. This is the easiest way to get products on the market that are ready to sell immediately. These makers are professionals in the wholesale industry. They can provide you finished products ready for sale or ready to label (dependent on supplier). Often available in a range of sizes to help cater to your requirements. If the demand is big enough, some suppliers make bespoke products. Most likely, you will need to include that your product was manufactured for you by 'supplier' on your label. This can simply say ‘Made for (you company name) at (postcode of manufacturer). You are also required to ensure you hold a form of traceability documentation attached to the batch number on your product so that it can be traced back to the valid CPSR. If you are selling any cosmetic products under your own name and brand you are obligated to notify the products under your company name on the Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP) and may need to check the legalities surrounding CPSRs.
Limited Base Products
With Limited Base CPSRs, you have a choice of base and a selection of chosen additions which then allow you to obtain a low cost CPSR as they have been partly pre-assessed. Usually, you can choose a base from a selection of specific base products and then choose a selection of specific additions such as essential oils, fragrance oils, colours etc. Because they are pre-made bases the Cosmetic Safety Consultant already holds stability and challenge testing data which in turn makes these kind of packages extremely affordable. Many reputable businesses offer this kind of service and it makes that step towards building your business that little bit easier and less daunting. There are often a few rules involved, for example you must ensure you have all the relevant information. You are also obligated to notify the products under your company name on the CPNP. So always check the details before committing.
Your Own Formulated Product
If you have a product range you have developed and formulated yourself then you must obtain a CPSR before you can legally sell in the UK or EU. We have a range of packages available that allow you to certify your base recipe with up to six variations though there are some restrictions to help make the process as easy and cost effective as possible. For more information about CPSR visit www.thesoapkitchen.co.uk/acatalog/Bespoke-Cosmetic-Product-Safety-Reports.html Once you have the CPSR then you can manufacture and package your own products yourself, ready to market and sell. You are also obligated to notify the products under your company name on the CPNP.
Cosmetic Product Notification Portal
The Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP) is a free of charge online notification system created for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products. When a product has been notified in the CPNP, there is no need for any further notification at national level within the EU. Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 (Article 13) requires that the responsible persons and, under certain circumstances, the distributors of cosmetic products submit some information about the products they place or make available on the European market through the CPNP. The CPNP is making this information available electronically to:
•Competent Authorities (for the purposes of market surveillance, market analysis, evaluation and consumer information) •Poison Centres or similar bodies established by EU countries (for the purposes of medical treatment)
It is YOUR responsibility to prepare a Product Information File containing copies of MSDS, allergen lists and other required information to keep record of at your place of business. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure your product/s are always manufactured in a clean and safe environment. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure your labelling is correctly executed, which should include the full ingredient listing in correct INCI terminology for each variation of your product/s, together with suitable batch coding and contact information to you as the manufacturer. For more information visit www.ctpa.org.uk