Cosmetic Product Information File (PIF)

Creating Compliant Cosmetic Product Information Files (PIFs) for EU Market: Essential Elements Explained

The Cosmetic Product Information File (PIF) is a mandatory document required for all cosmetic products placed on the EU market. The PIF contains the following information and data:

  1. Product description: A description of the product, including its name, intended use, and packaging.
  2. Manufacturer information includes the company’s name, address, and contact details for the responsible product safety personnel

  3. Safety assessment: Furthermore, a safety assessment report that includes information on the product’s ingredients, the potential risks associated with the product, and the measures taken to mitigate these risks.

  4. Ingredients: A list of all the ingredients used in the product, including their function and concentration.
  5. Method of manufacture: A description of the method used to manufacture the product, including quality control measures and any necessary precautions.
  6. Stability testing: Data on the product’s stability, including the results of stability testing conducted under normal and extreme conditions.
  7. Packaging and labeling: Information on the product’s packaging and labeling, including any warnings, precautions, or instructions for use.
  8. Batch release: Documentation to ensure that each batch of the product meets the required quality standards and specifications.
  9. Claims support: Data and evidence supporting any claims made about the product, such as efficacy or performance.
  10. Non-animal testing: Evidence that alternative non-animal testing methods have been used where possible, in accordance with EU legislation.

The PIF is a comprehensive document that ensures that cosmetic products are safe, properly manufactured, and labeled correctly, which helps to protect consumers from harm.

Cosmetic PIF