About Us

 

 
"CTPA is proud to have had its efforts, to ensure a science-based UK cosmetics regulatory framework which protects consumer safety, business continuity and international trade, recognised by the Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) in being awarded the OPSS Regulatory Excellence Award in the Product Safety category in 2021."
Dr Emma Meredith, Director-General, CTPA
 

As the credible authority for a vibrant and innovative UK industry trusted to act responsibly for the benefit of the consumer, CTPA represents all types of companies involved in making, supplying and selling cosmetic and personal care products and, as the voice of the UK industry, we promote best practice and advise companies about the strict legal framework for cosmetics. Representing industry views to the UK Government and external stakeholders we also provide information to the media on issues relating to the safety of cosmetic products.

Key roles
  • Enabling the cosmetics and personal care industry to deliver excellence and support wellbeing – providing a wide choice of products for people of all ages, gender and ethnicity
  • To be the credible authority for a vibrant and responsible UK industry, trusted to act responsibly for the consumer
  • Promoting the strengths of a highly-regulated industry and signposting best practices by working with all stakeholders to ensure high quality cosmetic and personal care products are made to the highest possible safety standards
  • Driving Towards a Net Positive Cosmetics Industry – CTPA’s sustainability strategy promoting best practice and cross-sector stakeholder initiatives to effect systems-wide change for the benefit of the environment