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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How cosmetics are regulated

Annual Report 2013

See the 2013 Annual Report to find out how CTPA works on members' behalf to address regulatory issues.

In 2013 the EU Cosmetics Regulation ((EC) No. 1223/2009) became fully implemented as the cosmetic legislation framework in Europe. CTPA keeps its members fully informed on the practical application of the Regulation and any future changes ahead of when they occur. This includes detailed requirements for central notification, revised safety assessment reports, revised labelling, new obligations on the distribution chain and monitoring and reporting of SUEs.

Registered members can receive e-mail alerts direct to their inbox. Links to the legislation can be found in the Information Centre.  Login to our Member Area to view up-to-date news and advice to help you ensure that you comply with the regulatory requirements.  Online issue trackers also provide weekly emails on the topics of interest.

The CTPA works closely with Cosmetics Europe, the European personal care association to provide industry guidance the EC Cosmetics Regulation.

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Links to the legislation can be found in the Information Centre




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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