Do you know there are 4 ways the Soap Kitchen can help you produce cosmetic and toiletry products that you can market and sell yourself?
- Pre Assessed Products – The easiest way to get a product that’s ready to sell immediately
- Limited Base Products – A choice of base and selected additions with a low cost CPSR
- Your own Formulated Products – Your own formulation, manufactured and packaged by you with a full CPSR
- Bespoke Wholesale Products – A product manufactured by the Soap Kitchen to your formulation with a full CPSR
It’s important to note that before any cosmetic or toiletry product can be sold legally in the UK or EU a Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) must be obtained. For more information www.thesoapkitchen.co.uk/acatalog/Safety-Assessment-Advice.html
Note: You will need to register on the Soap Kitchen website before you can access some of the links mentioned in this article
Pre Assessed Products
You can see the full range of ready to market products in our Wholesale Brochure. They are available in various size options making rebranding extremely versatile.
Manufactured at the Soap Kitchen where a valid CPSR for all the wholesale products is held, so there is no need to purchase you own. This also helps to keep the costs down and gives you a good range of products that you can market and sell.
The Soap Kitchen has an extensive range of bottles and containers that you can choose to down pack the products that are available in bulk. As well as our own brand labels you have the option to label and brand them yourself. We provide a range of pre-designed labels that can include your logo, company name and details.
You need to include that your product was manufactured for you by us on your label. This can simply say ‘Made for (you company name) at (postcode of manufacturer). You are also required to ensure you hold a form of traceability documentation attached to the batch number on your product so that it can be traced back to the valid CPSR.
If you are selling any of our cosmetic products under your own name and brand you are obligated to notify the products under your company name on the Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP).
Limited Base Products
You have a choice of base and a selection of chosen additions which then allow you to obtain a low cost CPSR as they have been partly pre-assessed.
You can choose a base from a selection of specific base products and then choose a selection of specific additions such as essential oils, fragrance oils, colours etc. Because they are pre-made bases our Cosmetic Safety Consultant already holds stability and challenge testing data which in turn makes these packages extremely affordable.
For more information about you choices visit www.thesoapkitchen.co.uk/acatalog/base-product-safety-reports.html
You can then choose your packaging from an advised list of suitable containers. You can then package them up with your own label either designed by yourself or we provide a range of pre-designed labels that can include your logo, company name and details. You must ensure you have all the relevant information. You are also obligated to notify the products under your company name on the CPNP.
Your Own Formulated Product
If you have a product range you have developed and formulated yourself then you must obtain a CPSR before you can legally sell in the UK or EU.
We have a range of packages available that allow you to certify your base recipe with up to 6 variations though there are some restrictions to help make the process as easy and cost effective as possible.
For more information about CPSR visit www.thesoapkitchen.co.uk/acatalog/Bespoke-Cosmetic-Product-Safety-Reports.html
Once you have the CPSR then you can manufacture and package your own products yourself, ready to market and sell. You are also obligated to notify the products under your company name on the CPNP.
Bespoke Wholesale Product
This final option is for you to have your own formulated product manufactured in house by the Soap Kitchen. This is the most expensive option as there will be a development fee to cover the manufacturing staffs time involved in the evolution of your products.
It is worth taking some time to do some careful research beforehand. We have found that when working with less informed or experienced customers they have often had some unrealistic expectations of formulations such as naivety concerning preservatives etc.
It might be a product that you don’t normally sell but to have your own branded version of a product is a way to develop your business.
You still need a CPSR and to notify the products under your company name on the CPNP.
For more information contact www.thesoapkitchen.co.uk
Cosmetic Product Notification Portal
The Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP) is a free of charge online notification system created for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products. When a product has been notified in the CPNP, there is no need for any further notification at national level within the EU.
Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 (Article 13) requires that the responsible persons and, under certain circumstances, the distributors of cosmetic products submit some information about the products they place or make available on the European market through the CPNP.
The CPNP is making this information available electronically to:
- Competent Authorities (for the purposes of market surveillance, market analysis, evaluation and consumer information)
- Poison Centres or similar bodies established by EU countries (for the purposes of medical treatment)
The CPNP is accessible to:
- Competent Authorities
- European Poison Centres
- Cosmetic products responsible persons
- Distributors of cosmetic products
For more information visit ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/cosmetics/cpnp_en
Product Information File (PIF)
It is YOUR responsibility to prepare a Product Information File containing copies of MSDS, allergen lists and other required information to keep record of at your place of business. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure your product/s are always manufactured in a clean and safe environment. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure your labelling is correctly executed, which should include the full ingredient listing in correct INCI terminology for each variation of your product/s, together with suitable batch coding and contact information to you as the manufacturer. For more information visit www.ctpa.org.uk