Every country has its own regulations regarding ingredients and their usage limits. The USA, for instance, has restricted a series of chemicals and colour additives from being utilized in cosmetic products. Europe has over 1300+ ingredients in the prohibited list and has several other restrictions on the uses of ingredients, preservatives and color additives in the usage category. As Health Authorities (HAs) periodically update the safety limits, prohibiting the ingredients which are unsafe, a comprehensive review of raw materials and ingredients is required from the Regulatory and toxicology perspective. The mode of application and intended use are also affected by the ingredients used, which in turn decides the classification of cosmetics. Hence, organizations must perform effective ingredient reviews in line with HA regulations such as: EU 1223/2009 Annex II to Annex VI, US FDA 21 CFR Title 21, Canada Hotlist, and so on.

In such a scenario, navigating the selection of right ingredients and manufacturing processes might be a complex procedural challenge for organizations to ensure safety and compliance of the raw material. With team of experts on Cosmetics and Toxicology, Freyr provides a comprehensive range of services related to cosmetic ingredient analysis, cosmetic ingredient review, and cosmetic formulation review adhering to worldwide safety regulations.


Freyr Expertise

  • Ingredient assessment as well as restrictions/acceptable levels as per country-specific guidelines
  • Consultation on choosing the right ingredients for the right claims
  • Pre-formulation Regulatory assessment and recommendation on reformulation of the product
  • Correct INCI (International Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredient) name to be listed on the label
  • Regulatory review to determine the cumulative concentration of impurities and residuals
  • Cosmetic ingredient analysis, Cosmetic ingredient review to determine inherent impurities, residual solvents present and their limits
  • Cosmetic formulation review
  • Colorants and fragrances review 

Freyr Advantages

  • Proven track record of 2500+ ingredients review, inclusive of ingredients from different origins like synthetic, plants and minerals
  • Consultation, based on ingredient’s origin, for the requirement of ingredient review document
  • Change assessment of cosmetic ingredients in line with Regulatory aspects
  • Cost-effective
  • End-to-end cosmetic Regulatory consultation
  • Qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all categories of cosmetics like skin care, hair care, infant care, oral care, beauty products and more
  • Region-specific support for Regulatory complexities
  • Extensive partner network across the globe
  • Strong relationship with different HAs
  • Structured approach to ensure quick market access