Glossary of terms for Cosmetic Development & Compliance
Bench Mark; this is a product already out on the market that you feels sets that standard that you would like to emulate, this maybe where you want your product to sit price wise or style wise. It may be the texture, colour or general performance that you like. It enables us to get a feel for where you see your product.
CofA / COA
CofA or COA Certificate of Analysis these are required as for MSDS’s but are able to show acceptable margins wherein the material sits.
All Cosmetic beauty products sold in the EU must by law comply with regulation 1223/2009. To achieve this you will need to create a PIF which will include a CSPR and product data must be entered on the CPNP. This is commonly called COMPLIANCE.
CPNP is Cosmetic Product Notification Portal….The way that products are made available to all the poisons agencies in the countries of the EU
What is a CPSR? Cosmetic Product Safety Report legally required for every product to be written by a toxicologist before a product can be entered on the CPNP
Price quoted exclude VAT
The customer pays for delivery
Free issue. components such as labels, bottles, fragrance that you might buy in a larger quantity and from which we draw down sufficient for each run as it happens
Good Manufacturing Practice
The International Fragrance Association
The International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients, abbreviated INCI, is a system of names for waxes, oils, pigments, chemicals, and other ingredients of soaps, cosmetics, and the like, based on scientific names and other Latin and English words.
Mark up is the amount between the total cost of the product and what you end up selling it for
Minimum order quantity, this applies to all parts of a product
Material Safety Data Sheet these are required for every material used in every cosmetic product
New product development
PIF the Product Information File is required to pass to the Toxicologist for them to use the data to assess the safety of the whole product, packaging as well as fill.
Profit on Return
Recommended Retail Price
Suitably Qualified Person
The Safety Assessment must be carried out by a suitably “European qualified” professional such as a Toxicologist, Chartered Chemist, Chartered Microbiologist or other suitably qualified person with at least 5 years’ experience of the cosmetic industry
Technical Data sheet
Unique Selling Point
Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements