Cosmeservice opens an office in the UK to help companies cope with cosmetic regulation after BREXIT


Cosmeservice will also offer its services from Great Britain with the aim that cosmetic companies can have a Responsible Person in this country, as required by the new legislation after Brexit.

Likewise, the Spanish company that is an expert in cosmetic safety and regulation, Cosmeservice will continue to have its headquarters in the European Union. In this way, British companies interested on operate on European soil will be able to count on the same services that they have been offering up to now.

Great Britain has made some alterations to the European Cosmetic Regulation (EC) document No 1223/2009 to create its own UK Cosmetic Regulation document. These changes affect the Responsible Person, the PIF, the labeling, and the notification, which must be carried out from now on in the UK portal. All these modifications will start in 2021.

How to prepare to market cosmetic products in and from the UK after Brexit

Below, we detail the consequences for cosmetic products marketed in the EU and UK markets after the Brexit implementation:

Responsible Person

European companies (and from all over the world) wishing to sell their cosmetic products in the United Kingdom will be forced to have a responsible person in this country, in accordance with the existing Regulation as of 1st of January in the United Kingdom. That is, they will have to designate a natural or legal person there.

On the other hand, British cosmetic companies that market their products in Europe must also have the same figure, but in the EU.

As a way of making this procedure as simple as possible, Cosmeservice has established a new office in the UK to provide this service to companies that are interested in it. Do not hesitate to contact us to request more information from our experts.

Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP)

From now on, the Responsible Person should notify information related to the cosmetic product to the European Commission. All this must be carried out through the Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP).

What happens to pre-BREXIT notifications by a Responsible Person in the UK? The responsible person in Great Britain may transfer the notifications to another in Europe. However, the former will no longer have access to the CPNP.

Likewise, European companies interested on market in the EU must notify from 2021 on the UK portal available for this purpose, called UK Submit Cosmetic Product Notification (SCPN).

Product Information File (PIF)

From the beginning of the BREXIT, the PIF must be available at the address of the Responsible Person within the European Union. The same would happen to the contrary with companies from Europe in the United Kingdom.


The name and address of the Responsible Person must be indicated on the label of cosmetic products. The moment Britain withdraws from the EU, those products made on British soil and marketed in Europe will be treated as imported into the EU-27 from a 3rd country.

From COSMESERVICE, we recommend you to choose us as your Responsible Person in Europe and in the United Kingdom. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be pleased to help you.

Cosmeservice – Responsible Person in Europe

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