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  • Manufacturing cosmetics from home

    Posted by Anonymous on August 24, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    In the UK, is there a defined rule and regulation, for manufacturing cosmetics from home?  as in, could i directly start making formulations at home or i need to get manufacturing approvals or approvals from trading standards etc? The intended use is to sell these . Am  aware of the product registration requirements, however not clear if i need specific approvals to make them at home.
    Thanks in advance.

    Dr Catherine Pratt replied 4 years, 12 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Bill_Toge

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    August 24, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    the Cosmetics Regulations 1223/2009 EC apply to all cosmetics, regardless of where they’re made

    no approval is needed to place products on the market, but you do need to register your product(s) on the Cosmetic Product Notification Portal, preferably before launch

  • mikethair

    August 26, 2017 at 6:45 am

    We are a small manufacturer, GMP certificated, and aware of the EU requirements. We export to a few countries.

    My company, Indochine Natural, started in Viet Nam as a home based operation where I “fiddled” and developed basic recipes. We then graduated to a small production facility and implemented a full QC system. Next step was to set up a production facility in Malaysia.

    In my opinion, I think that a home operator  would find it very difficult to comply with all of the requirements and Safety Assessment of EU Cosmetic Product Notification.

    Would love you to prove me wrong though……

  • Anonymous

    August 27, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Many thanks for your feedbacks :)

  • Doreen

    September 1, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    You would also need to have a seperate working area in your house. A kitchen (where most homecrafters prepare) is most definitely not according GMP if you intend to sell.

  • Dr Catherine Pratt

    June 8, 2018 at 7:07 am

    No you do not need any rules and regulations of making cosmetics in your kitchen!!