Regulatory Affairs Directorate
Market Surveillance Directorate

Guidance Documents


Compliance with Regulation 1223/2009 on Cosmetic Products - COLIPA GUIDELINES ON COSMETIC PRODUCT LABELLING

CosIng - EU database on cosmetic substances and ingredients (search INCI name)

Guidance Document on the relationship between GPSD and other sectors

Guidance Document on the demarcation between cosmetic products and medicinal products

Guidance Document for Biocidal Products and for Cosmetic Products

Guidelines: Restriction to Professional Use in Cosmetics

Henna Tattoos

Manual on the Scope of Application of the Cosmetics Directive

Manual on Borderline and Classification in the COmmunity Regulatory Framework for Medical Devices

Cosmetic Pictograms

Resolution on Requirements for the Safety of Tattoos and Permanent Make-up

Guidance Notes for Cosmetic Products (Directive 76/768/EEC)

Period of Time after Opening 

Period of Time after Opening Q&A


Guidelines to Commission Regulation (EU) No 655/2013 laying down common criteria for the justification of claims used in relation to cosmetic products