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Service Scope

EU requires each cosmetic product to have a product information file (PIF), which is a dossier with relevant information on the raw material, finished cosmetic product, production and packaging.

No idea on organizing a PIF? Are you uncertain about the kind of information and document required in a PIF? SGS can help you compile the product information file as required in Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 in EU.

Technical Specification

Article 11 (1) in Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009

“When a cosmetic product is placed on the market, the responsible person shall keep a product information file for it. The product information file shall be kept for a period of ten years following the date on which the last batch of the cosmetic product was placed on the market.”

Article 11 (2) in Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009

“The product information file shall contain the following information and data which shall be updated as necessary:

  1. a description of the cosmetic product which enables the product information file to be clearly attributed to the cosmetic product;
  2. the cosmetic product safety report referred to in Article 10(1);
  3. a description of the method of manufacturing and a statement on compliance with good manufacturing practice referred to in Article 8;
  4. where justified by the nature or the effect of the cosmetic product, proof of the effect claimed for the cosmetic product;
  5. data on any animal testing performed by the manufacturer, his agents or suppliers, relating to the development or safety assessment of the cosmetic product or its ingredients, including any animal testing performed to meet the legislative or regulatory requirements of third countries.”

Strengths & benefits

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Strong expertise to ensure your product compliance

Order flow

1. Request A Quote

Complete the form to get an initial quote online

2. Confirm Quote

Confirm test and product details to finalize the quote

3. Arrange Payment

Arrange bank transfer payment and send record to us

4. Send Document

​Send the required document and form

5. Receive Report

​Receive our test report by email


You can submit quote request by completing the form to get an initial quote or reply within 1 working day.

It is not necessary to create an account for a quote request, you can complete the form to submit a quote request to us.

If you place an order as a guest, please check our notifications at your email box. Please remember to check promotional and junk mail box if you can’t find it.

If you place an order as a member, please log in and check the status of your order under “Quote Request” or “Orders”.

Step 1 – Arrange T/T payment through your preferred bank

Step 2 – Send payment receipt to your dedicated specialist in the acknowledgment email

Step 3 – Your payment will be verified within 2 working days

Step 4 – Confirmation email with service details will be sent upon payment verification

You will receive a test application form, sample requirement and delivery details in confirmation email upon successful payment, please complete the form and send the required sample(s) to our competence center in Hong Kong.

Please contact your dedicated specialist to submit your request. It will be reviewed case by case depending on the order process.

No, you can’t cancel and refund the paid order unless there is a quality or service delivery issue.


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