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Cosmetic Safety Assessment (CPSR Certification) Service

Order a cosmetic safety assessment also known as CPSR Certification with our fast & reliable CPSR service. Whether you sell melt and pour soaps, hair oils, shampoos or beard oils, our cosmetic product safety service will help you get compliant with UK and EU cosmetic regulations, fast.

What is CPSR Certification?

CPSR Certification is an informal term for cosmetic product safety report. Both terms refer to the same thing and can be used interchangeably. But the official term is Cosmetic Product Safety Report hence the abbreviation CPSR. There is no ‘certificate’ but there is a report. The following terms are all used to refer to a cosmetic product safety report:

  • Cosmetic safety Assessment
  • CPSR
  • CPSR Certification

What is a Cosmetic Safety Assessment?

A cosmetic safety assessment – or CPSR – is a report, prepared by a qualified cosmetic safety assessor, that confirms whether or not a particular product complies with UK and EU cosmetic regulation. All cosmetic products placed on the UK and EU must have a signed cosmetic product safety report before marketing. It is the first step in the process for any cosmetic business placing a product on the market.

Cosmetic Safety Assessment: The Legal basis

EU Regulation No 1223/2009 and UK Product Safety and Metrology Regulations 2019 lay down the rules for cosmetics in the EU and UK respectively.  They require producers to have a cosmetic product safety report (CPSR) for marketed products, among other things. Our service is specially designed to meet the requirements of the regulation.

About our Cosmetic Safety Assessment Service

Our cosmetic safety assessment service – also called cosmetic product safety report service – covers all cosmetic products including (but not limited to):

  • Hand Sanitisers
  • Skin products
  • Hair products
  • CBD cosmetic products
  • Body balms
  • Beard oils
  • Cuticle & nail oils
  • Soaps
  • Perfumes
  • Massage oils
  • Bath bombs
  • Deodorants
  • Aftershave lotions

…and more

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CPSR Certification: What we will do

We will assess the safety of your cosmetic product based on the ingredients, quantities and claims, among other things, and write a report in the form of a Cosmetic Product Safety Report – or CPSR.

What you’ll get

You will receive a high quality cosmetic safety assessment report (CPSR Certification) authored by our qualified cosmetics expert in line with the UK and EU cosmetic regulation. Sections of the cosmetic product safety report include:

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Composition
  • Statement on Approval of the Cosmetic Product Safety Report
  • Allergens required to be declared on the product label
  • Stability of the cosmetic product
  • Information about the packaging material
  • Assessment Conclusion
  • And more…

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What you’ll need to provide

  • List of ingredients (CAS and EC No.)
  • Quantities in percentage (%)
  • Material Safety Data Sheets & Certificate of Analysis for each ingredient

Required Lab Tests for Cosmetic Product Safety Report

  • Stability and Packaging Compatibility Test Reports on finished product
  • Microbiological (Total Viable Count & Specific Pathogens) & Preservative Challenge Test Results / Reports.

Other information

  • Nanomaterials declaration, data or information on Serious Undesirable / Undesirable Effects.
  • Conditions of use, e.g. frequency, amount; product claims and substantiation.

Sample Requirements

We do not require samples in order to prepare a cosmetic product safety report but a mock up of the label is required (or text-only version).

Cosmetic Product Safety Report Turnaround

Typically, a Cosmetic Product Safety Report Part A + B takes between 1 – 3 working days. Complex formulations and multiple variants may take longer to process.

Our Clients

Our clients include some of the largest supermarkets and high street retail chains in the UK. We are also entrusted to prepare cosmetic product safety reports  – also known as a CPSR certification – for small independent businesses in the UK and abroad.

Need further support?

We provide guidance on preparing for a cosmetic safety assessment via video guides. Click here to get started.

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Price of Cosmetic Safety Assessment

The price of the cosmetic safety assessment according to UK & EU regulations is dependent on the number of ingredients in the formulation. The more ingredients the higher the cost of the CPSR as each ingredient needs to be assessed for safety. Our price structure for a cosmetic product safety report follows:

Price of CPSR per Cosmetic

Price for a Cosmetic Product Safety Report: £390

Note: Up to 30 ingredients. Does your cosmetic have more than 30 ingredients? Please get in touch for a quote.

Fee excludes VAT. Fees do not include required lab tests such as microbiological and stability tests. This service does not include Part C.

Price for Variants

We offer discounts for variant formulations but before we get on to prices let’s look at what qualifies as a variant.

What is a variant?

Variant formulations are formulations that differ in only one or two ingredients and are subject to lower CPSR service fees. To qualify as a true variant the variant formulation must be different in fragrance, perfume or colour only, not other ingredient types. On a case-by-case basis we may accept essential oils as variant ingredients.

If the variant ingredient is not a fragrance, perfume or colour then it is not a true variant and the full CPSR price will apply for your cosmetic safety assessment. Also, if the quantities of the ingredients change then it is not a true variant.

On review of the formulation the assessor shall confirm if your variant formulation qualifies as a true variant and what the price of your CPSR will be.


How long does a CPSR take?

Typically, a CPSR takes between 1 to 3 working days depending on the number of ingredients and number of variants. We will confirm the turnaround time at point of order.

How much does a cosmetic product safety report cost?

A CPSR part A + B costs £390 + VAT. For full price list see above.

Do I need a cosmetic product safety report?

If the product is to be used for use on skin or hair then it is likely to be classed as a cosmetic and so a Cosmetic Product Safety Report is required. Cosmetic regulation does not apply to products used on animals e.g. horse hoof moisturizer.

Do I need a cosmetic product safety report for a melt and pour soap?

Yes. Melt and pour soaps require a CPSR.

I am making soap at home. Do I still need a CPSR?

Yes. It doesn’t not matter where you make the product or how small your production facility is. If you place cosmetic products on the market – even just selling to friends and family – you require a cosmetic safety assessment.

What is meant by CPSR certification?

Once you have provided all the required documentation formulation, MSDS, lab reports etc to the cosmetic safety assessor and they have prepared the CPSR then you can say you product is CPSR certified. CPSR certification is a synonym for cosmetic product safety report. Strictly speaking, ‘CPSR certification’ is not the correct term because what you get at the end of the CPSR process is a report – not a certificate.

Are you a qualified cosmetic safety assessor?

We are looking for a qualified and experienced cosmetic safety assessor. If you are based in the UK or EU and have qualifications in line with EU cosmetic regulations then please send your CV to