EUROPEAN REGULATION (EC) No 1223/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products
Better understanding, proper interpretation and implementation of goals of a regulation, and in deed the law, often starts from a good grasp of the scope and definitions of the core elements of the content. For manufacturers, importer, their different representatives and other players in the European cosmetic products supply chains to implement the European Cosmetic Products Regulation (ECPR) and the amendments, it is important to understand the definitions.
The Regulation provides a good amount of such definitions. Definitions help to answer critical, often seemingly basic question regarding the intended outcome. The CEPR provides a good amount of such definitions.
It establishes rules to be complied with by any cosmetic product made available on the market, in order to ensure the functioning of the internal market and a high level of protection of human health.
Any substance or mixture intended to be placed in contact with the external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance, protecting them, keeping them in good condition or correcting body odours.
Means a chemical element and its compounds in the natural state or obtained by any manufacturing process, including any additive necessary to preserve its stability and any impurity deriving from the process used but excluding any solvent which may be separated without affecting the stability of the substance or changing its composition.
A mixture or solution composed of two or more substances
Any natural or legal person who manufactures a cosmetic product or has such a product designed or manufactured, and markets that cosmetic product under his name or trademark
Any natural or legal person in the supply chain, other than the manufacturer or the importer, who makes a cosmetic product available on the Community market
Either a consumer or professional using the cosmetic product
Any supply of a cosmetic product for distribution, consumption or use on the Community market in the course of a commercial activity, whether in return for payment or free of charge
The first making available of a cosmetic product on the Community market
Any natural or legal person established within the Community, who places a cosmetic product from a third country on the Community market
A standard adopted by one of the European standardisation bodies listed in Annex I to Directive 98/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 June 1998 laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical standards and regulations and of rules on information society ser vices (1) on the basis of a request made by the Commission in accordance with Article 6 of that Directive
An insoluble or biopersistant and intentionally manufactured material with one or more external dimensions, or an internal structure, on the scale from 1 to 100 nm
Substances which are exclusively or mainly intended to inhibit the development of micro- organisms in the cosmetic product
Substances which are exclusively or mainly intended to colour the cosmetic product, the body as a whole or certain part thereof, by absorption or reflection of visible light; in addition, precursors of oxidative hair colorants shall be deemed colorants
Substances which are exclusively or mainly intended to protect the skin against certain UV radiation by absorbing, reflecting or scattering UV radiation
An adverse reaction for human health attributable to the normal or reasonably foreseeable use of a cosmetic product
An undesirable effect which results in temporary or permanent functional incapacity, dis ability, hospitalisation, congenital anomalies or an immediate vital risk or death
Any measure aimed at preventing the making available on the market of a cosmetic product in the supply chain
Any measure aimed at achieving the return of a cosmetic product that has already been made available to the end user
A formulation which lists the category or function of ingredients and their maximum concentration in the cosmetic product or gives relevant quantitative and qualitative information whenever a cosmetic product is not covered or only partially covered by such a formulation.
The European Commission provides indications or guidance for the establishment of the frame formulation and adapt them regularly to technical and scientific progress.