ctpa is the authoritative public voice of a responsible and vibrant UK industry.

Why join the CTPA?

The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association (CTPA) is widely regarded by government, European and international stakeholders and the media alike as the credible voice of a responsible UK industry.  Members include brand owners, manufacturers, distributors, ingredient suppliers, contract laboratories and retailers and all sizes of companies supplying the UK market.

CTPA membership gives you access to our experienced regulatory, scientific and technical staff to help you market safe, effective products that provide a wide range of consumer choice both in the UK and overseas.  Membership provides you with peace of mind with easy access to :

- up-to-date legislative references;
- guidance on compliance;
- confidential one-to-one advice;
- advice on best practice;
- advance knowledge of upcoming changes;
- global updates on key issues;
- media and consumer information;
- 24/7 online resources accessible worldwide.

Read more about key benefits of membership. To apply for membership click here.


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The CTPA’s essential guide to the Implementation, Application and Future of the EU Cosmetics Regulation: 7-8 May 2014, London

The New EU Cosmetics Regulation has been fully running for 9 months.  So, how is it going?  What’s working well and, perhaps more importantly, what’s causing problems?  Do you understand all of the new (and old) requirements?  Is your company on top of things?  What do Trading Standards think of the Regulation and how is it being enforced?  Are there differences in interpretation in other EU countries?

blue lips with EU symbolCTPA is running a two-day event for members and non-members to answer the questions above and more.  The practicalities of notification, safety assessment and the claims regulation will be complemented by the lead Trading Standards Officer for cosmetics, Richard Knight, and the Director of Technical Regulatory Affairs for Cosmetics Europe, Dr Gerald Renner.  Richard will cover enforcement in the UK whist Gerald will discuss Europe-wide issues, the international implications for animal testing and what is likely to happen on cosmetics regulation in the next few years.

Click here for more details and a booking form.



Our consumer information site, thefactsabout.co.uk provides the public and journalists with facts about cosmetic products and issues in the media.

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