All cosmetics made and sold in the UK and EU, whether by large companies or individuals, must comply with the cosmetics laws.
All cosmetic products placed on the market of the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) intended for sale or to be given away for free in the course of a commercial activity must comply with:
- Schedule 34 of the Product Safety and Metrology Statutory Instrument (hereafter ‘the UK Regulation) for cosmetics marketed in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland);
- Regulation EC 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products for cosmetics marketed in Northern Ireland. This is in accordance with the terms of the Northern Ireland Protocol to the UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement.
- cosmetic products solely placed on the GB market must comply with the UK Regulation only;
- cosmetic products solely placed on the NI market must comply with the EU Regulation only.
CRITERION is fully compliant with all the above mentioned regulations. Furthermore, we are a proud member of the Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers.