Certificate in Cosmetic Legislation (Accredited) eLearning

Certificate in Cosmetic Legislation (Accredited) eLearning

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Cosmetic Legislation - an in-depth home study programme that teaches you about the areas you will need to address in order to sell your cosmetic products legally.


If you plan to make cosmetic products, whether it is a product that you put in the bath, rinse off or leave on your skin, nails or hair, it will need to be safety assessed before you can legally make it available for sale. This eLearning course aims to simplify what can initially appear to be a complex procedure and will guide you through each step that you need to take in order to sell your products legally. From creating a good manufacturing practice document, submitting your product formulation for a safety report, keeping records, creating labels and working with the authorities - this course covers it all.

"Can I really make a business out of making and selling cosmetics?"  Click here to see a list of businesses set up by Plush Folly students.

By the end of this course you will be able to prepare your cosmetic product formulation for submission to your cosmetic chemist and understand what paperwork and records need to be kept for each batch of products you make. You will understand how to compile and display the information that needs to be put on your product label and be able to identify the percentage of allergens contained within your essential and fragrance oils.

Your assigned tutor will assist you when you require help via email support during the course.  This will enable you to ask questions as and when they arise and also for a period after you have completed the course should further questions arise. Full written explanations, exercises, examples and other supporting documentation will be provided as part of the course material.


The eLearning modules will teach you the following topics:

  • Introduction to Cosmetic Legislation
  • Why your products need to be safety assessed
  • Preparation and information needed for a successful Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR)
  • Registering with the Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP)
  • Creating and maintaining a Good Manufacturing Practice document (GMP)
  • Information required for your Product Information Files (PIF)
  • Safety Data Sheet information (SDS)
  • Batch numbers, batch control and record keeping
  • Quality control and product stability
  • Product labelling
  • International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients naming convention for labels (INCI)
  • Identifying and calculating allergens in your product
  • Weights and measures
  • Packaging and choosing suitable packaging materials
  • Selling over the web
  • Trading Standards and what they will expect
  • 'Can I sell it now?' check list

This course is presented to you in four modules plus an appendix and in electronic PDF format.  You may print the files if you wish.


Click here for a list of our past students who have gone on to set up their own businesses.




Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course - it is suitable for anyone, anywhere in the world who wishes to sell their cosmetic products legally abiding by the legislation set out in the EU Cosmetic Regulations

This course has been assessed and approved by The CPD Certification Service and is an accredited course. As part of the course you will be expected to take and online test and submit assessments for marking by your tutor in order to gain the course certificate.


Email support is offered whilst you study and your files are available to you online for six months from date of purchase. 


Plush Folly work closely with selected cosmetic chemists to ensure uptodate and expert knowledge throughout the course.  We will happily suggest relevant cosmetic chemists based on your particular requirements (product, budget, timeframe etc). 




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Please see our Discounts page for course discount information. All discount codes must be given at the time of booking and are only available for online bookings.



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