Published: 12 April 2022  (Updated: 12 April 2022)

What is Cosmetovigilance and Why is it Important?

Cosmetovigilance is the monitoring by companies of adverse reactions to cosmetic products when they are used by consumers.

As well as being a legal obligation under Article 23 of both the UK and EU Cosmetics Regulations, cosmetovigilance is a useful tool to monitor the product whilst it is on the market and identify any safety signals.  Authorities also monitor the occurrence of undesirable effects through the legally-required reporting system for serious undesirable effects.

CTPA is intending to run an interactive training on cosmetovigilance and companies’ obligations, for companies that are not members of the association.  This CTPA training shall provide an overview of company’s recording and reporting obligations in the UK and the EU when a consumer experiences an adverse event, with a particular focus on performing a causality assessment.  Furthermore, attendees shall gain knowledge of the causality assessment process via practical examples and active participation to case studies. If sufficient interest is received, more details on the date, time and cost of the training will be shared soon.  The training will be offered for a small fee.

If your company is not a CTPA member but you would like to attend a training on Cosmetovigilance, please email [email protected] to register your interest in this training.  This training would benefit regulatory professionals, marketing, customer care professionals amongst others.

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