ERPA Cosmetics


ERPA also aims at providing information and updates to the players of the cosmetic products industry or any other interested third party.

As such, we will constantly keep updating the list of links that we believe will provide you with relevant and useful information.


  1. Celex
  2. – Full text coverage of European Union legal acts.

  3. Council of the European Commission
  4. Cosmetic Ingredients & Substances (CosIng)
  5. – The European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients contained in the Directive 76/768/EEC, Regulation 1223/2009/EC and Scientific Opinions on Cosmetic Substances (SCCS).

  6. DG Enterprise
  7. – Responsible for Cosmetics Legislation in Europe.

  8. DG Health and Consumer Protection
  9. – Scientific committees in Europe (e.g., SCCS).

  10. ECVAM
  11. – European Union reference laboratory on alternatives to animal testing.

  12. Eur-Lex
  13. – Free access to European Union law and other documents considered to be public.

  14. European Commission Website
  15. Explanatory Note of the Commission’s Services Regarding Transitional Provisions and Dates of Application of the Cosmetics Regulation
  16. Events on Scientific Committees
  17. SCCS – Meeting minutes working groups
  18. – WG on Cosmetic Ingredients

    – WG on Food Imitating Products

    – WG on Hair Dyes

    – WG on Methodologies

    – WG on Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products

    – WG on Sensitisation & Fragrances

    – WG on Triclosan – Antimicrobial Resistance

    – WG on Nitrosamines

    – Joint WG on Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) (continued from previous term)