EU & UK Responsible Person

The UK Cosmetics Regulation, which came into force on January 1, 2021, sets out the requirements for cosmetic products placed on the UK market after Brexit.

A cosmetics brand selling both in the EU and in the UK needs a local Responsible Person for each economic area. A Responsible Person (RP) based in the UK is required for cosmetic products sold in the United Kingdom.


The Responsible Person’s duties include:

  • Create Product Information File (PIF) for each cosmetic product, reviewing ingredients and labeling of the cosmetic product to ensure compliance with UK regulations.
  • Ensure that the cosmetic product complies with national policies on waste management and disposal.
  • Notifying the cosmetic product in the SCPN system
  • Acting as a Representative (Responsible Person) and visible in the product labeling for the cosmetic product.
  • Reviewing and approving product safety and technical data, including the safety assessment, before the cosmetic product is placed on the UK market.
  • Conducting market surveillance once it is on the market to ensure that it continues to comply with UK Cosmetics regulations.
  • Reporting undesirable effects (SUE’s) associated with the cosmetic product to the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS).


If you are interested in exporting your cosmetic products to the United Kingdom and expanding your business in this lucrative market, we can provide professional consultation and help you to attain your goals.