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Brexit Impact: Ensuring Your Cosmetics are Compliant in the UK

Caroline Rainsford, Nicholas Shaw Núñez
Thursday , 19th May 2022
Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association

The United Kingdom left the European Union on the 31 January 2020, and the EU Single Market on 31 December 2020. The Brexit process included retaining EU legislation, and therefore the need for the UK to establish the systems and processes that enable the practical application of the legislative framework. The UK opted for sovereignty and the ability to make its own decisions, and this will include aspects such as the evolution of the legislation and the decisions made on the management of ingredients in cosmetic products.

During this webinar, Mr. Nicholas Shaw Núñez and Ms. Caroline Rainsford from the UK's Cosmetic Toiletry & Perfumery Association (CTPA) will highlight the changes after almost a year and a half of the entry into force of the UK Cosmetics Regulation, with practical considerations on product compliance and market surveillance activities and an overview of our work as an association.

  1. The UK-EU Relationship

  2. The UK Cosmetics Regulation

  3. Northern Ireland and the EU

  4. The Ingredient Management Process in the UK

  5. Cosmetovigilance 

*The final outline may be subjected to subtle revision

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  • Head of Scientific Services
    Caroline graduated from the University of Oxford in 2011 with a Masters degree in Chemistry. Following some time spent working in the scientific team of a cosmetics manufacturer, Caroline first joined CTPA in June 2016 as Scientific Information Officer within the scientific and technical team. As Head of Scientific Services, Caroline leads CTPA’s scientific strategy and is actively involved in advocacy with the UK Government on issues concerning cosmetic ingredients and its wider chemicals strategy.
  • Head of International Growth and Regulatory Services
    Nico joined the Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association in August 2019 as Head of International Growth & Regulatory Services. With a scientific background, having studied Pharmacy at the University in Barcelona, specialising in Industrial Applications and Healthcare Law; before joining the CTPA, he held regulatory roles within the cosmetic industry from a manufacturer, a brand and a consultancy perspective, focusing on international expansion both in Spain and the United Kingdom. At CTPA, Nico is involved in the work carried out on the implications of Brexit for the cosmetic industry, as well as being a member of several Trade Advisory Groups for the Department for International Trade focussing on new Free Trade Agreements and working to ensure the UK cosmetics industry’s access global markets.