In the United Kingdom (UK), cosmetic product notification is a compulsory requirement within the cosmetic Regulatory framework. All products placed on the market must be notified on the Submit Cosmetic Product Notification (SCPN) portal, which is an online notification system. In this article, we shall explore the concept of SCPN, its purpose, the key elements involved, and the significance of complying with it.
Product notification is a mandatory procedure outlined in the United Kingdom (UK) Cosmetics Regulation within Schedule 34, which is a part of the Statutory Instrument (SI) Product Safety and Metrology etc.
Regulations 2019. It establishes the legal framework for cosmetic products in the UK. The purpose of SCPN is to enable competent authorities to access information on cosmetic products during their life cycle. You need to carry out the submission electronically through the SCPN website, a centralized online portal established for cosmetics sold across England, Scotland, and Wales, the constituent countries of Great Britain.
You must indicate specific details about the cosmetic product on the SCPN portal, including its name, category, intended use, contact information of the Responsible Person (RP), and product labels, among others. Additionally, the SCPN notification must include a description of the cosmetic product’s composition, including information on any nanomaterials and Carcinogenic, Mutagenic, and Reprotoxic (CMR) substances used.
Notification on the SCPN portal is crucial for manufacturers and importers since it ensures that their products are compliant and can legally be placed on the UK market. SCPN also has several other advantages. For instance, it facilitates market surveillance, allowing authorities to conduct cosmetovigilance for cosmetic products that are already on the market.
In conclusion, SCPN is key to legal sales and the placement of cosmetic products on the UK market. Therefore, the SCPN notification is a crucial task for UK market entrants.