Supply of information with cosmetic products

Finished cosmetic products are exempt from the legislation requiring the provision of a 16-point Safety Data Sheet (SDS), sometimes referred to as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).  However, it must be recognised that there are legal requirements under Health and Safety legislation to provide a certain amount of information for some products regarding transport and safe handling.

CTPA has issued an Information Note on this issue explaining the legal requirements and providing examples of how information may be provided to distributors, retail outlets, beauty salons etc.