Does the INCI formula meet with EU 1223/2009 Regulations?
Step 1: Verify the INCI formula
The formula is made up of your product ingredients and their concentrations. These ingredients use INCI names, which is a standardized naming system for cosmetic ingredients according to the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredient.
Does your INCI formula meet with EC 1223/2009 regulations? This is the first step we take to getting clearance of the INCI formula. EU regulation states that only INCI names are to be used on the label. In this first step we check whether ingredients are forbidden or regulated substances which are only permitted to a certain concentration.
What we do for you
You provide us with the INCI formula, including its INCI ingredients and concentrations. We use a special database to screen this formula and verify if it meets EC 1223/2009 regulations. When the INCI formula is compliant, it is time for Step 2, checking the raw materials.
In Step 1 we will also give a you a preliminary advice on which chemical tests should be done (chemical analysis of raw materials and end product). This advice is also dependend of step 2, check the raw materials.
What happens if my product does not pass this step?
We will give you our expert advice about how to improve the formula, such as a reformulation to lower the concentration of a specific ingredient.