MSL Solution Providers

www.msl.io

Gollinrod
Walmersley
Bury
BL9 5NB
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1706 282960

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Summary

MSL Solution Providers (MSL) is a consultancy specialising in the regulatory compliance and microbiological testing of cosmetics and personal care products

Profile

Founded in 2001, MSL is the UK’s leading microbiological testing and regulatory specialist. It serves a customer base spanning five continents that includes raw material suppliers, finished product manufacturers and brand owners.

As the UK’s largest 3rd party Responsible Person and offering ISO 9001 and insurance backed regulatory services, MSL is ideally placed to support your compliance needs. As well as consultancy, MSL has a host of other linked disciplines offered by our in-house UKAS accredited laboratory including microbiological testing, claims substantiation, auditing, and user trials.

MSL offers a seamless, integrated approach, resulting in products and services getting to market quickly, compliantly, and cost effectively, whilst still ensuring the highest standards of testing.

Regulatory Support

EU

MSL fully understands the role of the Responsible Person within Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 and can either adopt that position for a brand or manufacturer or alternatively advise clients on the actions necessary if they wish to act as RP for their own products (if possible).

Since UK companies are no longer legal entities within the EU post-Brexit, MSL has a wholly owned subsidiary business in Dublin, Ireland, which can take on this role. Similarly, thanks to its Greater Manchester-based HQ, it will be able to act as the UK Responsible Person for EU businesses wishing to trade within the UK too. MSL is therefore able to offer a dual Responsible Person service, helping companies gain regulatory compliance and seamless entry to both the EU and UK markets without having to deal with multiple service providers.

MSL holds full insurance cover for its Responsible Person services, and its complete EU Cos Reg process is ISO9001 accredited. MSL operates a fully secure data retrieval, storage and management system and regularly work to NDAs/CDAs.

As well as Responsible Person, MSL can provide all other services you may require, ensuring your products are compliant with the European Cosmetic Regulation including:

  • Cosmetic Product Safety Reports (CPSRs)
  • Artwork/Packaging review
  • CPNP Notification
  • Formulation Reviews
  • PIF Collation and Maintenance
  • Cosmetovigilance
  • Safety Data Sheets.

UK

MSL also fully understands the UK Cosmetic Regulation, which came into force on the 1st January 2021.

It can support you with the following services, required to stay compliant:

  • Responsible Person (MSL can offer a dual Responsible Person service, helping companies gain regulatory compliance and seamless entry to both the EU and UK markets without having to deal with multiple service providers
  • Submit Cosmetic Product Notifications (UK SCPN)
  • Artwork/Packaging review
  • Cosmetic Product Safety Reports (CPSRs)
  • Formulation Reviews
  • PIF Collation and Maintenance
  • Cosmetovigilance
  • Safety Data Sheets.

USA

MSL has expertise with the US Food, Drug & Cosmetics Act as well as state legislation including California’s Proposition 65. Drawing on this experience, MSL can offer:

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Labelling Reviews
  • Formulation Reviews (Federal and State requirements)
  • Proposition 65 Reviews
  • Supply Chain Management Schemes i.e. WERCS.
  • Product Testing
  • Preservative Efficacy (Challenge) testing (USP 51)
  • Stability testing
  • Microbial Limits (USP 61 & 62)
  • HRIPT
  • HET-CAM.

Canada

MSL has expertise with the Canadian Food and Drugs Act and the Cosmetics Regulations. With this, it can offer:

  • Labelling Reviews
  • Formulation Reviews – Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist
  • Health Canada Notification.

Testing

MSL’s UKAS accredited laboratory (lab reference 4045) provides testing services to customers around the world. MSL is an expert in providing a bespoke service with excellent customer service.

  • Microbiological Testing
  • Preservative Efficacy (Challenge) testing
  • VeganSure - the world’s first Preservative Efficacy and Quality Control Tests performed on non-animal derived culture media. Registered with The Vegan Society’s Trademark, it is performed in an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited testing laboratory with separate workflows to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Quality Control Testing (Microbial Limits).
  • Stability testing
  • Factory Hygiene Audits
  • Claim Support Testing
  • User Trials.

Additional Services

MSL’s expertise includes disinfectant testing and claim support for the BPR as well as a range of support for other, non-cosmetic product types, plus microbiological validation of cleanrooms and auditing (including to GMP).

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Brands

VeganSure.