Information about the compliance with the Regulation 1223/2009/EC requirements related to nanomaterials used in cosmetic products is covered in article 16.
Nanomaterials are insoluble or bio-persistent particles intentionally manufactured. The dimension of 1 nanomaterial particle is smaller than 100nm.
Nanomaterials that are not present in the Annexes IV, V and VI, of the Regulation 1223/2009/EC, must be notified to the CPNP. The CPNP (Cosmetic Products Notifications Portal) of the European Commission supports the notification of nanomaterials as well.
Cosmetic products containing nanomaterials shall be notified to the Commission by the responsible person by electronic means six months prior to being placed on the market […] (art. 16.3).
The presence of nanomaterials in a cosmetic product must be indicated in the product’s labeling information by adding “nano” after each ingredient falling under this category.
Products containing nanomaterials may be placed on the market 6 months after the notification of their nanomaterials ingredients to the CPNP and as any other cosmetic product, after its own notification to the CPNP.
- Scope & Classification
- The Regulation: EC 1223/2009
- EU Responsible Person
- Product Information File
- Good Manufacturing Practices
- Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) - Part A & B
- Mandatory Safety Testing
- EU Labeling
- Pre-Market Notification: Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP)
- Post-Market Surveillance
- Risks of Non-Compliance
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