ctpa is the authoritative public voice of a responsible and vibrant UK industry.

Who we are

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) is widely regarded by government, European and international stakeholders and the media alike as the credible voice of a responsible UK industry. 

Our members

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Members include brand owners, manufacturers, distributors, ingredient suppliers, contract laboratories and retailers and all sizes of companies supplying the UK market.

See the 2017 Annual Report to find out how CTPA works on members' behalf to address regulatory issues.

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Regulation Guidance

CTPA has published a guide: ‘Supplying Cosmetic Products on the UK Market? A CTPA Guide to What You Need to Know’.  This guide has been written in clear everyday language to help explain the obligations of cosmetic companies under the EU Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009.

Links to the legislation can be found in the Information Centre.


Our work

CTPA keeps its members fully informed on the practical application of the EU Cosmetics Regulation and any future changes ahead of when they occur. Membership gives access to our experienced regulatory, scientific and technical staff to help you market safe, effective products that provide a wide range of consumer choice both in the UK and overseas.  

Read more about key benefits of membership. To apply for membership click here.

CTPA tackles Brexit

Brexit News - CTPA Position on the Withdrawal Agreement

New CTPA Brexit factsheet – The Impact of a ‘No deal’ Brexit on the Cosmetics Industry

‘No Deal’ Brexit: UK Government Guidance to Business

Brexit News - New CTPA Position Paper: 'Getting the Best from our Future Relationship with the EU'


Public news

Claims Focus - 'Free from', 'Hypoallergenic', 'Not Tested on Animals' Claims

Claims Focus - 'Natural' and 'Organic' Claims

CTPA Claims Seminar - 11 December 2018

Cosmetic Claims – MHRA Position on Adverse Skin Conditions

New CTPA Brexit factsheet – The Impact of a ‘No deal’ Brexit on the Cosmetics Industry


Our consumer information site, thefactsabout.co.uk provides the public and journalists with facts about cosmetic products and issues in the media.

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