bath products cosmetic safety assessment report - 16 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).
This assessment will certify one bath product range, so either bath bombs or bath salts or bath melts etc. (If you wish to make more than one type of product, you will need to purchase more than one assessment).
With this report, you can certify one single base recipe which can contain up to 10 ingredients - and you can have up to 16 variations of your base recipe (different flavours/colours etc.), which can include up to 5 extra ingredients each.
The total fee for this package is £225.00 (ex. VAT) which works out at just £14 + VAT per report.
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. For colours, we need the CI Numbers and supplier name.
Please send your recipes to - email@example.com - 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.
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.
I don't have 16 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
I want to know how much of an ingredient is permitted / what I can and can't use in my recipes before I buy. 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. Generally speaking, fragrance / essential oils can be used up to 2% or sometimes even 3% in bath products, if the IFRA allows.
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? It usually takes 3-4 weeks from the time your recipes are verified as safe by the assessor, which is determined by how many changes you need to make to your recipes. If you need your assessment by a certain date, just let us know. If nothing else we can always backdate your assessment once we know the recipes are good to go.
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.
ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS? If so feel free to email Hayley on email@example.com.