Who can be a cosmetic product safety assessor?

Part B of the Cosmetic product safety report (CPSR), the Cosmetic product safety assessment, is the most important part of the product information file and of ensuring compliance of the cosmetic product with the EU cosmetics regulation 1223/2009.

Cosmetic product safety assessment can’t just be performed by anyone. The EU cosmetics regulation clearly sets out the requirements for the safety assessor qualifications in article 10. It says that the safety assessment shall be carried out by a person in possession of a diploma or other evidence of formal qualifications awarded on completion of a university course of theoretical and practical study in pharmacy, toxicology, medicine or a similar discipline, or a course recognized as equivalent by an EU member state.

To sum up, safety assessor needs to have a degree in pharmacy, toxicology, medicine or a similar discipline from the EU, or their degree needs to be recognized as equivalent in the EU.