Search Legislation

The Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, Commencement and revocation

  3. 2.Transitional provisions

  4. 3.Interpretation

  5. 4.General safety requirement

  6. 5.Substances prohibited in cosmetic products

  7. 6.Substances subject to restrictions and conditions

  8. 7.Colouring agents

  9. 8.Preservatives

  10. 9.UV Filters

  11. 10.Restrictions on animal testing

  12. 11.No person shall test a finished cosmetic product on an...

  13. 12.Labelling requirements

  14. 13.(1) Where a cosmetic product other than soap is supplied...

  15. 14.The supply of a cosmetic product in respect of which...

  16. 15.Responsible persons and competent authorities

  17. 16.Information to be made accessible to competent authority

  18. 17.Where the place of manufacture or initial importation into the...

  19. 18.Qualified persons

  20. 19.Medical treatment

  21. 20.Authorisation by the Secretary of State

  22. 21.Requests for confidentiality

  23. 22.Contravention of these Regulations

  24. 23.Enforcement

  25. 24.Any test of goods purchased under section 28 or seized...

  26. 25.Proceedings

  27. 26.Amendment to Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) Order 2007

  28. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Regulations revoked

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      LIST OF AMENDING DIRECTIVES IMPLEMENTED BY THESE REGULATIONS

      1. 1.Council Directive 82/368/EEC (O.J. No. L167, 15.6.82, p.1).

      2. 2.Commission Directive 82/147/EEC (O.J. No. L63, 6.3.82, p.26).

      3. 3.Commission Directive 83/191/EEC (O.J. No. L109, 26.4.83, p.25).

      4. 4.Commission Directive 83/341/EEC (O.J. No. L188, 13.7.83, p.15).

      5. 5.Council Directive 83/574/EEC (O.J. No. L332, 28.11.83, p.38).

      6. 6.Commission Directive 83/496/EEC (O.J. L275, 8.10.83, p.20).

      7. 7.Commission Directive 84/415/EEC (O.J. No. L228, 25.8.84, p.31).

      8. 8.Commission Directive 85/391/EEC (O.J. L224, 22.8.85, p.40).

      9. 9.Commission Directive 86/179/EEC (O.J. No. L138, 24.5.86, p.40).

      10. 10.Commission Directive 86/199/EEC (O.J. No. L149, 3.6.86, p.38).

      11. 11.Commission Directive 87/137/EEC (O.J. No. L56, 26.2.87, p.20).

      12. 12.Commission Directive 88/233/EEC (O.J. L105, 26.4.88, p.11).

      13. 13.Council Directive 88/667/EEC (O.J. No. L382, 31.12.88, p.46).

      14. 14.Commission Directive 89/174/EEC (O.J. No, L64, 8.3.89, p.10).

      15. 15.Directive 89/679/EEC (O.J. No. L398, 30.12.89, p.25).

      16. 16.Commission Directive 90/121/EEC (O.J. No. L71, 17.3.90, p.40).

      17. 17.Commission Directive 91/184/EEC (O.J. No. L91, 12.4.91, p.59).

      18. 18.Commission Directive 92/8/EEC (O.J. No. L70, 17.3.92, p.23).

      19. 19.Commission Directive 92/86/EEC (O.J. No.L325, 11.11.92, p.18).

      20. 20.Commission Directive 93/47/EEC (O.J. No. L203, 13.8.93, p.24).

      21. 21.Council Directive 93/35/EEC (O.J. No. L151, 23.6.93, p.32).

      22. 22.Commission Directive 94/32/EC (O.J. No. L181, 15.7.94, p.31).

      23. 23.Commission Directive 95/34/EC (O.J. No. L167, 18,7.95, p.19).

      24. 24.Commission Directive 96/41/EC (OJ No. L198, 8.8.96, p.36).

      25. 25.Commission Directive 97/18/EC (O.J. No. L114, 1.5.97, p.43).

      26. 26.Commission Directive 97/45/EC (O.J. No. L196, 24.7.97, p.77).

      27. 27.Commission Directive 98/16/EC (O.J. No. L77, 14.3.98, p.44).

      28. 28.Commission Directive 98/62/EC (O.J. No. L253, 15.9.98, p.20).

      29. 29.Commission Directive 2000/6/EC (O.J. No. L56, 1.3.00, p.42).

      30. 30.Commission Directive 2000/11/EC (O.J. No. L65, 14.3.00, p.22).

      31. 31.Commission Directive 2000/41/EC (O.J. No. L145, 20.6.00, p.25).

      32. 32.Commission Directive 2002/34/EC (O.J. No. L102, 18.4.02, p.19).

      33. 33.Commission Directive 2003/1/EC (O.J. No. L5, 10.1.03, p.14).

      34. 34.Commission Directive 2003/16/EC (O.J. No. L46, 20.2.03, p.24).

      35. 35.Commission Directive 2003/15/EC (O.J. No. L66, 11.3.03, p.26).

      36. 36.Commission Directive 2003/80/EC (O.J. No. L238, 25.9.03, p.23).

      37. 37.Commission Directive 2003/83/EC (O.J. No. L238, 25.9.03, p.23).

      38. 38.Commission Directive 2004/87/EC (O.J. No. L287, 8.9.2004, p.4).

      39. 39.Commission Directive 2004/88/EC (O.J. No. L287, 8.9.2004, p.5).

      40. 40.Commission Directive 2004/94/EC (O.J. No. L24, 7.9.2000 p.28).

      41. 41.Commission Directive 2004/93/EC (O.J. No. L300, 25.9.2004, p.13).

      42. 42.Commission Directive 2005/9/EC (O.J. No. L27, 29.1.2005, p.46).

      43. 43.Commission Directive 2005/42/EC (O.J. No. L158, 21.6.2005, p.17).

      44. 44.Commission Directive 2005/52/EC (O.J. No, L234, 10.9.2005, p.9).

      45. 45.Commission Directive 2005/80/EC (O.J. No. L303, 22.11.2005, p.32).

      46. 46.Commission Directive 2006/65/EC (O.J. No. L198, 20.7.2006, p.11).

      47. 47.Commission Directive 2006/78/EC (O.J. No. L271, 30.9.2006, p.56).

      48. 48.Commission Directive 2007/1/EC (O.J. No. L25, 1.2.2007, p.9).

      49. 49.Commission Directive 2007/17/EC (O.J. No.L82, 23.3.2007, p.27).

      50. 50.Commission Directive 2007/22/EC (O.J. No. L101, 18.4.2007, p.11).

      51. 51.Commission Directive 2007/53/EC (O.J. No. L226, 30.8.2007, p.19).

      52. 52.Commission Directive 2007/54/EC (O.J. No. L226, 30.8.2007, p.21).

      53. 53.Commission Directive 2007/67/EC (O.J. No. L305, 23.11.2007, p.22).

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      LIST OF SUBSTANCES WHICH MUST NOT FORM PART OF THE COMPOSITION OF COSMETIC PRODUCTS (UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED)

      1. Naming of substances is based on botanical Latin names, International...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      1. PART 1 LIST OF SUBSTANCES WHICH COSMETIC PRODUCTS MUST NOT CONTAIN EXCEPT SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS

      2. PART 2 SUBSTANCES LISTED IN PART 2 OF ANNEX III TO THE DIRECTIVE WHICH ARE PROVISONALLY ALLOWED

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      1. PART 1 LIST OF COLOURING AGENTS ALLOWED FOR USE IN COSMETIC PRODUCTS

        1. Field of Application

          1. In column headed field of application an “X” in a...

      2. PART 2 LIST OF COLOURING AGENTS PROVISIONALLY ALLOWED FOR USE IN COSMETIC PRODUCTS

        1. Field of application

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      LIST OF PRESERVATIVES WHICH COSMETIC PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN

      1. Preservatives are substances which may be added to cosmetic products...

      2. The substances marked with the symbol (*) may also be...

      3. Other substances used in the formulation of cosmetic products may...

      4. For the purposes of this list: “Salts” is taken to...

      5. All finished products containing formaldehyde or substances in this Schedule...

      6. PART 1 LIST OF PRESERVATIVES ALLOWED

      7. PART 2 LIST OF PRESERVATIVES PROVISIONALLY ALLOWED

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      1. PART 1 List of permitted UV filters which cosmetic products contain

        1. For the purposes of this Regulation, UV filters are substances...

        2. The UV filters may be added to other cosmetic products...

        3. Other UV filters used in cosmetic products solely for the...

      2. PART 2 LIST OF UV FILTERS WHICH COSMETIC PRODUCTS MAY PROVISIONALLY CONTAIN

        1. Note: There are no entries in Part 2 at the...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS ABOUT LABELLING OF COSMETIC PRODUCTS

      1. PART 1

        1. Symbol in Annex VIII of the Directive which is required for the purposes of Regulation 13(3)

      2. PART 2

        1. Symbol in Annex VIII of the Directive which is required for the purposes of Regulation 12(1)(b)

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      1. PART 1 PARTICULARS TO BE INCLUDED WITH A REQUEST FOR CONFIDENTIALITY

        1. 1.In this Schedule, “common ingredients nomenclature” means the labelling nomenclature...

        2. 2.The particulars to be included with a request for confidentiality...

      2. PART 2 PROCEDURE FOR GRANT OF REGISTRATION NUMBER

        1. 3.The registration number referred to in regulation 21(5) shall consist...

        2. 4.The code allocated to the United Kingdom is 06.

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      SAMPLING AND TESTING

      1. 1.In this Schedule— “Annex A” means the Annex to Commission...

      2. 2.An enforcement authority intending to purchase a cosmetic product shall...

      3. 3.The immediate container, if any, of a cosmetic product purchased...

      4. 4.As soon as an enforcement authority has purchased a cosmetic...

      5. 5.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the provisions of Part 1...

      6. 6.(1) Any test to determine whether a cosmetic product contains...

  29. Explanatory Note

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum sets out a brief statement of the purpose of a Statutory Instrument and provides information about its policy objective and policy implications. They aim to make the Statutory Instrument accessible to readers who are not legally qualified accompany any Statutory Instrument or Draft Statutory Instrument laid before Parliament from June 2004 onwards.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enactedversion that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources