The manufacture and supply of hand wash products is regulated in the UK under Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations. Any company that manufactures cosmetic products must comply with the regulations, otherwise they are not allowed to sell them. The most obvious indicator of compliance is that the ingredients have to be shown on the label according to the correct nomenclature and listed in descending order of inclusion level.
A cosmetic product can be defined as any substance or preparation intended to be placed in contact with the various external parts of the human body, with a view to exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance, controlling body odours, protecting them or keeping them in good condition.
These regulations have been introduced to safeguard human health and ensure that all cosmetic products are safe to use before being placed on the open market. All Evans Vanodine hand care products, including Pink Pearl, Orchard Fresh, Ocean Blue, Luxury Silk, Hand Lotion, Trigon, Trigon Foam Plus, Citrus Foam, Citrand, Vanagel and Care Hands Barrier Cream comply with Cosmetics Regulation, which come into full force July 2013.
Only products which have undergone all the necessary procedures can be added to the Cosmetics Products Notification Portal (CPNP). From the 11 July 2013 this will be mandatory.
For a more detailed breakdown of the regulations, please visit the news section on our main website HERE