For companies manufacturing cosmetics products, new European legislation has been enforced since July 2013. This means that every company active in the cosmetics industry has to meet strict safety criteria, for example by meeting the ISO 22716 norm. To comply with these criteria, a thorough quality management system (QMS) is crucial.

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QbD advises and supports manufacturers in setting up their cosmetics QMS from scratch or optimizing an existing QMS. Our cosmetics quality experts have an extensive knowledge on relevant legislation and guidelines, like ISO 22716. These Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for the cosmetics industry offer guidelines for the production, control, storage and shipment of cosmetic products.

The guidelines constitute practical development of the quality assurance concept, through description of plant activities, based on sound scientific judgement and risk assessments. The aim of the GMP guidelines is to define activities to help manufacturers produce a product that meets defined quality characteristics.

Consultancy in companies in the cosmetics industry

From our offices in Belgium (HQ), the Netherlands, France, Spain, the US, Mexico and Colombia, more than 180 QbD consultants help companies that develop and produce pharmaceuticals to control quality risks during development, production and distribution. We do this by providing consultancy in the following fields: