"Cosmetics are regulated in the European Union by Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009. The main objectives of this regulation are to create a set of rules that all
cosmetics comply with and to ensure a high level of protection for human health. One of the requirements of the regulation is that prior to placing the product on the
market a safety assessment is carried out. The regulation specifies that this safety assessment should be in the form of a cosmetic product safety report. This article
is intended to give an insight into what needs to be considered when carrying out a safety assessment and preparing a cosmetic product safety report."
This article was written by Martin Perry, Roger Pengilly – SGS, UK.