Responsible person

A responsible person shall stand for all cosmetic products placed on the market, which guarantees that the product meets the requirements of regulations. The responsible person can be a:

  • Producer of the cosmetic product within the EEA or his agent, 
  • Importer of the product from countries outside the EEA or his agent or 
  • Distributor when marketing a product already on the market in his own name or brand or making changes the product. 

The responsible person needs to have the following data:

  • Product information file that includes:
    • Description of the cosmetic product. 
    • Cosmetic product safety report. See Guidelines about safety report. 
    • Description of the method of manufacturing and a statement on compliance with good manufacturing practice.
    • Proof of effect claimed for the cosmetic product. See Guidelines of common criteria for the justification of claims used in relation to cosmetic products.
    • Safety assessment for the cosmetic product.

The responsible person shall make the product information file readily accessible to the competent authority of the Member State in which the file is kept.