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Article 13 of the Cosmetics Regulation obliges all actors, mainly the responsible persons but also distributors in certain cases, to notify cosmetic products to the European Commission’s Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP) database before placing them on the market.


The notification obligation is specified in closer detail in Article 13, and notifications about nanomaterials in Article 16 of the Cosmetics Regulation. If a cosmetic product contains nanomaterials, these must be notified to the CPNP database, as laid down in Article 16, six months before they are placed on the market.


Further information about the CPNP database is also available on the Commission website that also contains database user manuals for notifications specified in Article 13 and notifications about cosmetic products containing nanomaterials specified in Article 16.