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MSL Solution Providers (MSL) is a consultancy specialising in the regulatory compliance and microbiological testing of cosmetics and personal care products. In 2022, it was honoured with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, specifically for its outstanding short-term growth
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.
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:
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:
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:
MSL has expertise with the Canadian Food and Drugs Act and the Cosmetics Regulations. With this, it can offer:
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.
MSL’s SDS subscription service enables companies to outsource the responsibility of maintaining these essential documents to its in-house specialist SDS team. The package includes alerts and notifications of upcoming changes, consultancy, an annual review to ensure they remain up to date, and a limited number of revisions, as applicable. In addition, MSL can expertly author new Safety Data Sheets in different languages and complete Poison Centre Notifications.
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).