On 1 January 2021, the UK Government department Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) launched the Submit Cosmetic Products Notification (SCPN) portal, allowing companies to notify cosmetic products made available on the GB market as of 1 January 2021, as required under Article 13 of the UK Cosmetics Regulation (the CTPA unofficial consolidated version of the SI for CTPA members is available here). Guidance on how to submit a cosmetic product notification via SCPN is also available is in the Guidance section of the webiste under 'Legislation Guidance' within the 'CTPA Guidance on the use of the Submit Cosmetic Product Notifications (SCPN) Portal' document.; general guidance from the UK Government on product safety and metrology for cosmetics is available here.
Companies are reminded that:
- new products placed on the market as of 1 January 2021 must be notified on SCPN prior to being placed on the market. The information that has to be submitted as part of the notification is as per Article 13 of the UK Cosmetics Regulation;
- products available on the UK market before 1 January 2021 and already notified via the EU Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP) must be notified within 90 days from 1 January 2021;
- products intended to be placed on the Northern Irish market must be notified on the EU Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP), as NI follows EU rules.