Cosmetic Labelling Mistakes to Avoid

Labelservice are major suppliers of self-adhesive labels to the cosmetics industry and its associated sectors. We supply to all and every size of businesses, whether you are a start-up company working from home, or a larger established manufacturer. Cosmetics labels are a challenge, due to the extremely high quality of print and finishing required.

We make it our mission to provide our valued customers with excellent customer service, high-quality products, quick turnaround time, and helpful labelling advice and education. Avoiding mistakes on your labels can save you a lot of money in the long run and we’re here to help.

If the front of your product’s packaging includes a snippet of your product ingredient list but not the whole ingredient list—the product could be considered misbranded. For example, if your soap products feature tea tee oil, aloe vera, and coconut oil in the ingredient list, but the product’s front-facing label refers only to tea tree oil, you could have a problem. A peel and reveal label can help with the ability to list a full ingredient list without taking up space on your label face.

Ingredients must be listed in order of predominance by weight. Additionally, all ingredients should be separated by commas. it’s important that you use the correct type size and fonts required and we can help you with this.

All cosmetic products supplied throughout the UK must be safe. In the UK and across Europe cosmetic products are covered by robust safety legislation, the EU Cosmetic Products Regulation 1223/2009 (CPR). All cosmetic products placed on the UK and European market must comply with these strict laws which are in place to ensure human safety and to protect consumers from misleading claims concerning efficacy and other characteristics of cosmetic products.

The list of ingredients shall be established in descending order of weight of the ingredients at the time they are added to the cosmetic product. The ingredient list should start with the word ‘INGREDIENTS’ in upper or lower case and then follow with each ingredient in descending order of weight. However, ingredients of less than 1% may be listed in any order after those of 1% or more. Colouring agents, other than colorants intended to colour the hair, may be listed in any order after the other ingredients using their Colour Index (CI) number.

Many essential oils naturally contain some of the 26 fragrance allergens identified in the Cosmetics Regulation and these must also be labelled separately if present above a certain level irrespective of their source; your suppliers should be supplying you with the information to fulfil your labelling obligations.



The labelling requirements for cosmetic products are detailed under Article 19 of the EU Cosmetics Regulation. Labelservice keeps up on all regulations and can help you determine what information needs to be on your label. Give us a call and let us help you.