Intertek helps clients meet EU Cosmetics Regulation

July 08, 2013


Paris, France – Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, announces an expansion of resources to help clients in the cosmetics industry to meet the requirement of the EU Cosmetics Regulation No 1223/2009 once the regulation comes into force on July 11 2013.

The new Cosmetics Regulation entered into force on Jan. 11, 2010, but many of its provisions were enacted on different deadlines. Completion of the regulation enactment will be on July 11, 2013 and represents a common code of law enforceable in all member states, simplifying the rules and procedures related to the marketing of cosmetic products throughout the EU. Its purpose is to ensure consumers’ health is protected and that they are well informed by monitoring the composition and labeling of products and providing for the assessment of product safety and the prohibition of animal testing.

Dr. Robert Fellous, Intertek’s lead in Health and Beauty services, says "“With the recent Intertek expansion of Good Manufacturing Practice auditing services alongside our existing recognised expertise in R&D product support, testing and regulatory guidance, we are able to provide clients with a single source solution to help them meet any challenges presented by the EU regulations.”

For more information, visit:


Dr. Robert Fellous, Global Business Line Leader, Health and Beauty Product Services
Intertek, Paris, France
E:, T: +33 2 32 09 36 53

Dr Lorna Kettle, Marketing and Communications Manager
Intertek, Manchester, United Kingdom
E:, T: +44 161 721 1476

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Intertek Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals helps organisations across a wide range of industries to sharpen their competitive edge by providing advanced measurement, expert consulting and sustainability solutions. Our experts and laboratories provide critical support to our clients in their global trade, not just with data, but with essential knowledge to accelerate development of their next generation products, to improve their manufacturing, products or production processes or to enhance their efficiencies.

Intertek is a global provider of cosmetic regulatory support services, clinical studies and testing services. This includes safety and efficacy studies, analytical safety testing, development support, clinical measurement support, raw material QC, product characterization, microbiology, in vitro services, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) auditing, product information file (PIF) compilation, toxicological assessment, marking & labelling, notification and product claims support.

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