Cosmetic Products


What is a cosmetic product?
The European regulation defines a cosmetic product as:

 “Any substance or mixture intended to come into contact or to be associated with the skin, hair, nails, lips and external genital organs,to be applied for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body's structure or functions.”

Substances or mixtures which are intended to be ingested, injected or inserted into the human body are not considered to be a cosmetic product. Examples of cosmetic products that Cobeco offers as a private label are creams, lotions, gels and oils.

Notification of a cosmetic product
When you private label product is a cosmetic product, it has to be registered in the “Cosmetic Products Notification Portal” (CPNP). This is a European notification system created for the implementation of Regulation (EC) N° 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products. If preferred, Cobeco Pharma can arrange this notification for you.

Responsible person
For each cosmetic product on the European market a responsible person or company has to be assigned. This responsible person guarantees the compliance of the safety, documentation of product information, the notification and the consumer information. 

Cobeco Pharma offers you three possibilities to arrange the ‘responsible person’ of the cosmetic product at additional costs.

1. Cobeco Pharma as responsible person of the product
Cobeco Pharma will arrange the product information file and will complete the CPNP registration for the cosmetic product under the name of Cobeco Pharma. This means that Cobeco Pharma is responsible for the details of the CPNP registration being correct and that authorities can contact Cobeco Pharma in case they have questions or need further information.

2. The customer as responsible person of the product (1)
When requested, Cobeco Pharma will arrange the product information file and provide it to the customer. The customer is responsible for the CPNP registration. The customer is responsible for the details of the CPNP registration being correct and authorities will contact the customer in case they have questions or need further information.

3. The customer as responsible person of the product (2)
Cobeco Pharma will arrange the product information file and will complete the CPNP registration on behalf of the customer. This means that the product will be registered in the CPNP portal under the name of the customer himself. The customer is responsible for the details of the CPNP registration being correct and authorities will contact the customer or Cobeco in case they have questions or need further information.