Labelling is an essential aspect of cosmetic products, providing consumers with accurate information about the products they use.
Cosmetic pressurised containers encompass a diverse range of products, including hairsprays, deodorants, shaving creams and dry shampoos, among others.
Due to their unique characteristics, aerosols are subject to stringent labelling requirements to ensure consumer safety, informed decision making and regulatory compliance.
This article offers a comparative analysis of the labelling regulations for cosmetic aerosols in the US, Canada, the EU and the UK.
By understanding these requirements, companies can effectively navigate international markets, meet their legal obligations and foster consumer trust, thereby achieving success in the marketplace.
EU & UK: aerosols dispensers directive/regulations
In the European Union, cosmetic products must comply with the provisions of the EU Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009.
In the UK, cosmetics must comply with the UK Cosmetics Regulation (Schedule 34 of the Product Safety and Metrology Statutory Instrument).
Additionally, cosmetic aerosols must comply with the Aerosols Dispensers Directive 75/324/EEC (ADD) as amended by Directives 94/1/EC and 2008/47/EC.
This directive stipulates the criteria, labelling and testing requirements for aerosols, and is implemented in each member state of the European Union.
In the UK, cosmetic aerosols must comply with the Aerosol Dispensers Regulations 2009, which fully implemented the EU ADD in the UK and came into force on 29 April 2010.
However, it has since been amended to reflect specific changes applicable as of the end of the Brexit transition period (1 January 2021).