lip balm cosmetic safety assessment report - 12 variations
These Cosmetic Safety Assessment Reports (CPSRs) have been created specifically for small-scale producers.
PLEASE NOTE: These assessments are for UK Residents only. If you live outside the UK, there is a surcharge - please select above.
The information included below should answer all your questions about the assessment so please read carefully, however if still unsure you can contact us for help (see below).
*Click Here to download a guide to submitting your recipes*
With this report, you can certify one single base recipe of lip balm with up to 12 different variations on the base recipe (eg. different flavours, colours etc.) Each variation can have up to 5 different ingredients, such as essential oils, flavours, colours, etc.
PLEASE NOTE: This price certifies balms for lip use only. If you would like to assess some lip AND face, hand, foot or body products, it will incur an additional admin fee per body area. But they still need to have the same base recipe. Just contact us for more details.
The total fee for this package is £225.00 (ex. VAT) which works out at just £18.75 + VAT per report*
*This is subject to your recipes being approved by our safety assessor. In some cases, there may be an admin fee charged, but we will advise you of this asap and you have the right to cancel thereafter. For more information, please see our T&C (below).
This package entitles you to 12 different variations on your base recipe. If you purchase this package, but do not submit all your 12 variants at once, you can now submit some of your recipes now, and the rest later for free, providing they are all added within 3 months of the completed CPSR, and you don't exceed 2 submissions in total (i.e you submit one recipe bundle to start, then complete the recipes in a later submission). After this 3 month period, each variant will cost £30 + VAT to add.
Terms & Conditions
IMPORTANT: Please read our specially crafted Terms & Conditions for safety assessment purchases (don’t worry it’s not too long!) But should help customers understand the process a bit better, and what your rights are with regard to refunds, recipe advice and after care. By making an assessment purchase you agree with these terms & conditions.
How Long it Takes
After you have purchased the assessment, we aim to complete your assessment within 3-4 weeks from your recipes being finalised. Meaning, once we have all the correct documents from you and your recipes have been tweaked to satisfaction (if necessary) and are good to go, it's 3-4 weeks from there. OR in some cases where we review your recipes and they are finalised first, and payment comes second, then it's 3-4 weeks from when payment is received, rather than when your recipes are finalised, because we don't begin writing them until full payment is received.
What's Required From You
Once you have made the purchase, we will need detailed information about your formulations/recipes. (We will double check the recipes for you to see if they are allowable and get back to you).
*Product Description (i.e. Texture, Smell & Colour, e.g. ‘semi solid balm – neutral colour – lavender fragrance’ etc.)
*The percentage breakdown of each ingredient OR each ingredient in grams /ml. (Amount of drops is acceptable for essential oils etc). NO tablespoons / teaspoons allowed.
*Container / Packaging (i.e. amber glass jar with aluminium screw cap)
*For any fragrance oils we need the name of the supplier and the IFRA statement. For colours, we need the CI Numbers and supplier name (this should be written on the label of the colour, or if not just ask your supplier).
Please send your recipes to - firstname.lastname@example.org - as a Word / Excel document attachment, quoting your order number, and include your name & address in the attachment.
STILL UNSURE? SEE BELOW.
Do I need to send in my products to you? No, we just need to see your recipes. Please see below to download a recipe submission guide.
I don't have 12 different variations, I only have one. Sounds like you'd be better off with an individual assessment. These are quoted for on an individual basis and can only be quoted for one we see your full recipes complete with % of each ingredient. Please email your recipe to email@example.com.
What is an IFRA Statement? Fragrances are often very complicated chemical mixtures and the exact formulation is usually strictly confidential. To enable fragrance manufacturers to keep their formulations secret, but still provide information about the safety of the ingredients, IFRA certificates are used. IFRA (International Fragrance Association) certificates provide information on the safety of a fragrance and the limits at which it can be used in different cosmetic products. There are 11 IFRA product categories relating to how and where the product is used - if it is leave-on, or rinse-off etc.
When you use a fragrance (not Essential oils - these are not synthetic and we already hold safety data for these) your supplier will provide you with an IFRA certificate - you simply send us a copy of this with your formulations.
Do you do a package for creams? Or any other product not mentioned on your website? Yes we can assess pretty much anything apart from Tattoo balms, or any products which look like food such as donut soaps, cupcake bath bombs etc. Also we can't assess anything too 'medicinal' such as muscle balm, eczema balm etc. You can make a general body balm in this instance but not one specifically designed to 'cure' any ailment.
Will I get help with the other legalities of selling cosmetic products, i.e. my PIF, the CPNP (portal), labelling guidance? Yes, once you have purchased an assessment you can request info sheets from us which we can send you for free. However, we cannot offer any more guidance thereafter, and it is your responsibility to make sure you are fully compliant (as per the help sheets), not ours.
If I purchase the assessment then change my mind, am I entitled to a refund? In most cases if we have not begun to work with you on your recipes and you have bought the assessment within 30 days, we can offer you a refund. We can also offer you a refund if your recipes are not suitable to use and you are unable to come up with an alternative recipe. Please see our T&C for more information.
I want to know how much of an ingredient is permitted / what I can and can't use in my recipes before I buy. Please click here to download a permitted ingredients list for soaps. If in any doubt we can always check your recipes with our assessor before you buy, but buying the assessment does not mean you can't change your recipes afterwards (see below). Plus, buying first ensures your assessment is dealt with much more quickly as it can go straight in the queue after the checking process is completed.
Will I fail the assessment? We check over all recipes with our assessor Scott Grainger first, and if there are any problems, we simply advise you of the changes that should be made so you can re-submit. This part of the process is entirely free.
How long will the assessment take? See above in the description.
Will I need any additional testing for my products, such as challenge testing / stability testing? For most single phase products, i.e. balms, oils, scrubs etc. you won't need to get any additional testing done as stability is assumed for these products. The only products which need challenge testing are emulsions such creams, or any product which combines oil and water, as the efficacy of the preservative needs to be tested. However our assessor will advise on if this is needed once he sees your recipes.