Cosmetic Product Safety Report

EU Regulation No 1223/2009 and Product Safety and Metrology Regulations 2019 require producers to conduct a Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) for products placed on the market in the EU and UK. ISCA Cosmetic Testing and our partners can help ensure that obtaining the required certification is a simple and smooth process.

CPSR/PET from ICT and partners

If you only require microbial Preservative Efficacy Testing (PET), such as an EP or USP Challenge Test, please visit our online store.

If you require PET testing along with a full Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) then you are in good hands. ISCA Cosmetic Testing & partners are able to offer you everything you need. Please contact us for more information.

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  • When is a PET required?

    Preservative Efficacy Tests (PET) such as ‘EP Challenge test', ‘USP Challenge Test', or ‘ISO 11930:2019' are often required as part of the CPSR.

    If the product contains water or requires any preservatives, then a PET test will be required. This is to ensure the product will remain free of microbial contamination for the duration of its useable life.

    Creams, shampoos, micellar water and wet wipes are examples of cosmetic products that will require a PET test. Visit our PET guide to see which test is right for your products.

  • When is a CPSR required?

    If you formulate a cosmetic product to sell within the United Kingdom or the EU then you will require a Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR).

    This includes products such as makeup, shampoo, skin cream, micellar water, soap, shower gel and wet wipes.

PET and CPSR Process

Preservative Efficacy Testing is expected to take between 5-8 weeks from receipt of a 250 g sample at our laboratory, depending on the chosen test type.

If being conducted in conjunction with the CPSR, a combined full report should be available at the end of the PET test period.

ISCA Cosmetic Testing and Partners

We have partnered with experts in producing Cosmetic Product Safety Reports.

ISCA Cosmetic Testing will offer our expertise in providing PET testing, while the safety assessment will be conducted and reported by our partners.


We understand that it can be very stressful and overwhelming when it comes to trying to get your great ideas and products onto the market. Here at ISCA Cosmetic Testing, we can talk you through each stage step by step to make the process a lot easier. If you do have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at