European Cosmetics Responsible Person Association


Welcome to the European Cosmetics Responsible Person Association.

At ERPA, we connect European Professional Responsible Persons, Safety Assessors, and Cosmetic Testing Laboratories.

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    What is ERPA?

    ERPA is the European cosmetics Responsible Person Association gathering European Professional Responsible Persons, Safety Assessors and Cosmetic testing Laboratories.

    What is a cosmetic product?

    “‘Cosmetic product’ means any substance or mixture intended to be placed in contact with the external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance, protecting them, keeping them in good condition or correcting body odours.” (Art. 2., 1223/2009/EC, L 342/64, 22.12.2009)

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    • Be part of a group of nationally and internationally recognized experts in cosmetic products legislation, manufacturing processes, formulation, etc.
    • Discuss, develope and promote ideas and opinions on aspects concerning cosmetic products in Europe at national and international view
    • Learn about other compliance operators’ views and interpretations of the legislation on cosmetic products
    • Exchange and build knowledge and experience
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