So, you’ve heard of the 4 letters but what do they really stand for?
C – Cosmetic
P – Product
S – Safety
In order to follow the government guidelines, this means all products must firstly be assessed and signed off by authority in order to comply with the EC Cosmetics Regulations. Now with Brexit nearing we still need to comply with the EU Rules and Regulations.
This is soon to change, so if you are a small business in the same industry as ourselves then I highly recommend you do your research. (I could go on about Brexit, but I believe we have heard enough)
So now you know that the products need to undergo an assessment in order to put on the market, next comes ensuring the products are labelled correctly and manufactured correctly.
Now you’re probably wondering, how & why are people selling products without any safety assessment?
The simple answers would be either.
1. They simply don’t want to pay for the reports and in doing so cut this corner of expense.
2. They generally have no clue about the industry and have no care for those they are selling too.
Now your thinking, how do they get away with it?
Again, a simple answer, some people generally don’t know what to ask for when starting out on their journey and another one is simply down to not bad-mouthing competition.
We put content out there to educate our brothers & sisters, to make it more of a safe environment to buy on the market.
How do we know if they’re telling the truth!
Two things they normally say when hit with such a question are…
You don’t need them they are all-natural ingredients.
We are just waiting on the certificate.
Now when faced with such a response, I shall let you decide how you wish to proceed.