Guide to completing your toxicology request
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Toxicology Reports, Creating Your Products and Legislation
If you make products which are due to resale within the UK and EU, you are legally obliged under the EU Cosmetics directive to have carried out a Toxicology Report on your product. The toxicology report should be carried out by a person with the relevant qualifications and experience.
In 2013, these rules get tougher with the onus on the producer to declare their products are being placed on the market, rather than current regulations in the UK that allow for more trust and you will only be inspected if the relevant authority requests your documents in the UK.
These rules affect you now, every product you sell, whether it to be to family and friends, at a market stall, within Spa’s or at a retail outlet or on the internet requires a toxicology report.
Due to the growing needs of our customers and due to our own requirements, we have our own in-house Toxicologist to ensure full legal and product compliance.
The 2013 Regulations require that your products are microbiologically and stability tested before the Safety Assessment can be made. We are pleased to now offer this service.
The toxicology report, microbiological testing and stability testing should form part of your “Product Information Pack”. This pack is relatively easy and simple to prepare, although a little time consuming.
The Information Required to Create Your Safety Assessment
We do not need to physically see your product in order to create a Safety Assessment, however if you require us to do your microbiological and stability test as well, then we will need samples of your product (details below). If you have testing data from alternative sources, we can produce your Safety Assesment without you providing samples of your product.
To produce your saftey assessment we need to know the ingredients that you are putting into your product and the percentage of each. If you are manufacturing a product from scratch, we need every ingredient, if you are using a Naturallythinking base, you just need to tell us the base you are using and the ingredients you are adding.
We are happy to create toxicology reports for both products built upon our bases and products which are formulated without the use of our products (these may take a little longer to produce, as our toxicologist may need to create new research into the ingredients, if you use any obscure ingredients, please provide contact details for the ingredients manufacturer and the inci name if possible).
For all formulations, in addition to the product details, we will need your details on Product Name and Registered Address.
What to Expect from Us
Our toxicologist will initially look over your formula. The regulations make statements on the maximum percentages of many products as well as their effects when combined with other ingredients, so our toxicologist will look over your formula to examine the cumulative effects of many of your ingredients. Our toxicologist will also look over formula to ensure you are not using any banned ingredients.
If our toxicologist finds any problems with your formulation, she will contact you with recommendations on areas that you need to change in your formulation. You may wish to go away at this point and slightly reformulate to meet the guidelines of the EU law or take our toxicologists recommendations.
When the basic formulation is created, our toxicologist will prepare your toxicology report. In the toxicology report she will outline the following areas:
As part of the analysis, our toxicology report will also include any specific details about warnings and precautions you should include on your label.
PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT COMPLETE THE SAFETY ASSESSMENT WITHOUT MICROBIOLOGICAL PRESERVATIVE TESTING and CANNOT MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON SHELF LIFE WITHOUT STABILITY TESTING. You can get these performed elsewhere and pass us the testing certificates or we can carry these out for you as part of the overall testing (see options when adding to cart).
In What Countries are Naturallythinking Toxicology Reports Valid?
Our toxicology reports are valid throughout the EU, these includes all member states:
About Our Toxicologist, Maria Mayordomo
Our toxicologist, Maria Mayordomo is a registered Pharmacist in the UK (MPharm) with a masters in Pharmacy and a degree in Sports Nutrition.
Maria actively works on Cosmetic formulation, looking at new and innovative ingredients and their effective implementation into cosmetic function. Maria heads our laboratory and is responsible for all Microbiological preservative and stability testing.
Maria has recently spent a week at the EU in Brussels with those that legislate and create the law to ensure our full compliance and understanding of the law.
Posted by Heavenly Organics Skin Care on 17th Sep 2012
I used this assessment for my company Heavenly Organics Skin Care, when I launched some new products earlier in the year. I had previously paid £150 for an assessment with a different company that I had to wait 6 weeks for and provided very little information. These assessments are first class, so detailed with helpful labelling suggestions. Will be using them again very soon for a whole range of products. Cannot wait!
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