Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR)

The Safety Report, identified in Annex I of the EC 1223/2009, is one of the essential elements when building the Product Information File of a cosmetic product.

The Safety Report always includes two parts:

  • Part A: Safety Information
  • Part B: Safety Assessment

Part A: Safety Information

The Safety Information, identified in the Annex I of the Regulation, is Part A of the Safety Report within the Product Information File of a cosmetic product.

The Safety Information includes but is not limited to:

  • The quantitative and qualitative composition of the cosmetic product;
  • The physical-chemical characteristics, microbiological specifications and stability of the cosmetic product;
  • The physical-chemical characteristics, microbiological and toxicological specifications of the raw materials;
  • The impurities, traces, information about the packaging material;
  • Normal and reasonably foreseeable use of the cosmetic product;
  • Exposure to the cosmetic product and substances;
  • Undesirable effects and serious undesirable effects

The  safety information is to be obtained from the suppliers of the raw  materials and the producers of the finished product (easily accessible  when producing according to Good Manufacturing Practices) and with the  support of laboratory tests.


Part B: EU Safety Assessment

The Safety Assessment, identified in the Annex I of the Regulation, is Part B of the Safety Report within the Product Information File of a cosmetic product. The Safety Assessment includes but is not limited to:

  • Statement on the safety of the cosmetic product in relation to Article 3;
  • Statement on the need to label any particular warnings and instructions of use in accordance with Article 19(1) (d);
  • Explanation  of the scientific reasoning leading to the assessment conclusion which  is to be based on the possible interactions of the substances contained  in the cosmetic product and also on the Safety Information  documentation;
  • Justification of the consideration and non-consideration of the raw materials’ toxicological profiles;
  • Consideration of the impact of the stability on the safety of the cosmetic product;
  • Assessor’s credentials and approval (name and address, proof of qualification, date and signature).

The  safety assessment is to be completed by the "Safety Assessor", a  qualified person with a European degree in pharmacy, medicine,  toxicology or a related discipline. When the qualification degree  diploma is not obtained from a European University, the Safety Assessor  must have it recognized by the appointed national bodies within one of  the EU Member States.

A special safety assessment needs to be issued in case the products are:

  • Intended for use on children under 3 years old.
  • Intended exclusively for use in external intimate hygiene.

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