Statutory guidance

Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013

Guidance for businesses on Regulation 2009/1223 and the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013.



This guidance will assist your understanding of the regulations and includes obligations for Responsible Persons (manufacturers and importers) and distributors.

Published 1 January 2021
Last updated 4 May 2023 + show all updates
  1. Guides updated with minor amendments and references to the Windsor Framework.

  2. Guide footnotes updated to reference the Product Safety and Metrology (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2022.

  3. GB guide updated to reflect the further extension of the transition period for UKCA marking.

  4. GB guide updated to take account of the Government’s announcement on 20 June of changes to make it simpler for businesses to apply the new UKCA marking.

  5. GB and NI guides converted to HTML format for accessibility reasons.

  6. First published.