REACH and Other Horizontal Legislation

Cosmetic products placed on the market in the UK and the EU have to comply with the strict requirements of the UK Cosmetics Regulation and EU Cosmetic Products Regulation respectively in order to ensure consumer protection.  These laws are known as ‘vertical legislation’ because they apply to this category of cosmetic products specifically.  However, there are other legal requirements applicable more broadly which must be considered.  This section is intended to provide further information on these requirements, but it is not an exhaustive list of all applicable legislation for companies placing cosmetic products on the market. 

  1. REACH
  2. Other horizontal legislations, including weights and measures, aerosol products, dangerous substances, etc.