Cosmetic products in the EU - What you should know about the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and beyond!

The web-seminar will take place in two sessions (2 hours per session).

Your benefit

The training provides a comprehensive insight into the regulatory framework of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products and Regulation (EU) No 655/2013 establishing common criteria for the substantiation of claims relating to cosmetic products. In addition, the effects on cosmetic formulations and packaging caused by other legislation (REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, POP Regulation (EU) 2019/1021; Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 94/62/EC) are considered. Furthermore, the criteria for obtaining EU-compatible ecolabelling for cosmetic products are presented. The relevant aspects of the regulations are communicated in a simple and understandable way. The participants should be enabled to apply their acquired knowledge in their daily work.



  • Overview of the legal basis of cosmetic products in the EU/EEA
  • The basic terms of the Cosmetics Regulation
  • Obligations in the supply chain
  • Safety requirements for cosmetic products
  • Labelling of cosmetic products
  • Naming of cosmetic ingredients
  • Notification of cosmetic products
  • Dealing with undesirable and serious undesirable effects
  • Ban on animal testing for cosmetic products in the EU
  • Cosmetic products and the EU chemicals regulation REACH
  • Packaging for cosmetic products
  • Ecolabelling for cosmetic products in the EU
  • Take-home messages


Target audience
Cosmetics manufacturers and formulators, contract manufacturers, regulatory affairs, research & development and safety assessment staff, safety assessors, buyers, and suppliers and importers of cosmetics and personal care products.
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