Cosmetic Products


The European Regulation 1223/2009 define cosmetics products as 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.

The above regulation apply to cosmetic products and explicitly exclude medicines, medical devices and biocides. In order to decide whether a product has to be considered cosmetic, it’s appropriate to make a specific evaluation, considering mainly product composition and all of its features, such as intended application site, function, intended use and presentation to final users.

Only cosmetic products complying with Regulation 1223/2009 can be freely marketed on the European area, upon being notified in CPNP portal.

SAPORITI CONSULTING supports companies in new cosmetics marketing, notification phases and maintaining the product on the market offering the following services:

  • cosmetic formulation development
  • market research aimed to find innovative ingredients and packaging
  • restricted ingredients evaluation
  • product ingredients composition evaluation
  • shelf-life evaluation and definition
  • consultancy to manufacturers to comply with the provisions of Regulation (EC) 1223/2009
  • drafting and review of labelling and package leaflet complying with European regulation
  • drafting and review of labelling and package leaflet complying with Swiss regulation
  • readability criteria evaluation and definition
  • product claim attribution
  • clinical trials end-point definition for the sustainability of cosmetic claims
  • borderline product evaluation
  • technical dossier drafting consultancy
  • PIF (Product Information File) consultancy
  • CPNP (Cosmetic Product Notification Portal) new product notification
  • stability studies definition
  • in-process quality control procedures and finished product quality control procedures definition
  • contact with a network of accredited laboratory of analysis
  • GMP cosmetic and ISO certification consultancy
  • support during audit for Italian and foreign companies